Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Signs of Spring

Hyacinth and daffodils making an enthusiastic effort to end Winter. I am so ready, how about you?

Our flowering Magnolia has buds, more than the one we had last year, and the Lamb's Ear looks like it will be bigger than ever.

Bleeding hearts in red and white in two of the sheltered garden boxes next to the house. There are also buds on the clematis, but are not so visible in these pictures.

The daffodills next to the house can be counted on to bloom early, in this protected warmer spot. Chumley is wearing his new collar and rabies tag. He hates them of course. But we think he looks all dressed up. He should run for a few hours a day to work off that Winter fat. What a tub o'lard.

For all the participants in this year's QAWM, there is less than one week left and the QAWM Flickr site is where I hope to see your projects, in progress or finished. I have prizes to send you, so please post so you can be in the drawing for all the goodies. Even if you didn't sign up at the beginning, if you made something that was a Someday I will make this project, please post it and tells us what your inspiration was. Good Luck to all!


  1. Melody he looks magnificent and just as a pug should, not too fat but well covered, they arnt referred to as multum in parvum (I think that is correct!) for nothing, roughly translated if my latin is not correct it means a large dog in a small body, heart of a lion. They are a heavy little dog.
    PS I am loving your quilts, dont know where you get the energy to do all you do.

  2. SPRING!!!!@! I am foaming at the mouth in anticipation here in DREARY NWIN. bleh. I did finish a "someday quilt" I had partially pieced on my wall for years.FINALLY! It was made to sell and I have it listed on ETSY. yeay me. thanks for the virtual kick in the pants!;)

  3. Somebody may have sent you this already, but I immediately thought of your blog when I saw it today:

  4. Pssht! I can't even bust the 4" of ice from my driveway or sidewalk her is South East Michigan. Flowers? Not even close.

  5. How can it be spring there already? I remember your snow pictures. Still plenty of snow and ice in our yard here in CT!

  6. Anonymous8:14 AM

    I'm ready for spring, but we still can't see the's there somewhere.

  7. Only a few more days of QAWM!!! uh oh, almost got the center pieced. hope i can get a border on it so i can post it. I always have trouble with the photo and blogging part. Any suggestions?

  8. Oh, thank you for reminding me! I made a backing for a quilt I made last week. The front was red and white (with just a teensy black in some prints). Using the strips method you've been doing, I used scraps and pieces, and made the back! Also, I've wanted to make a little quilt with the Lil Twister template, so added that to the Flickr site, too. Thanks for the noodge.

  9. I'm definitely ready for spring here in Minnesota where an additional foot of snow fell a few days ago. Too much white out there, time to do a project with some COLOR! Thank you so much for your constant inspiration!

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