Monday, April 16, 2012

An odd feeling!

 So here it is the middle of April and I have been out working in the gardens today!  Not a normal thing this time of year.  And even if it's nice enough to go out to the gardens, the soil is so wet I can't do much.  Today it's almost too dry to work in some spots!
Isn't Als' Bridal Veil Spirea pretty?  (It's Al's because I hate this type due to the wild way they grow, but he loves them and found them on sale....)
The creeping thyme is always a favorite.  Not sure why the lavender one is dominant.  The pink one has disappeared.
Behind it are some snapdragons that survived the winter- another oddity of this year's weather.

 I did indeed finish the "Liberated" project last week.  This is what it looks like laid flat. 
 This is the little shelf unit in the studio it was made to camouflage when there are guests.

Isn't this better?
I'm trying to figure out how to enter it in the October quilt show.  I'd have to bring the shelves, too!

I find myself in an odd place at the moment.  Plenty of UFO's to be attended in the hope of having things to enter in the show, but nothing that I'm ready to work on.  One needs a border, another needs me to learn a technique before I quilt it, another requires moving the table out of the dining room so I can layer it!  I'm working on 3 or 4 scrap quilts all of which are in varying stages of construction.  So I have either too much to do or nothing to do depending on how I looked at it.

  I decided to work on the May calendar quilt ahead of schedule just to get it out of the way. I enjoy these little quilts once they are done and hanging on the wall.  But there are times the "zen" of machine applique eludes me and I am just plain bored with that part of the process!

I took a break from the beads on the rule breaking quilt long enough to make myself this pretty little bracelet.  I saw it at "Let's Bead" in East Rochester, but found the pattern online.

It's almost Earth Day.  There are lots of activities during the week in many places.   I missed the e-waste collection this year already.  So I'll have to find a place for disposing safely of the bits and pieces I had saved for it.  Just a reminder- you don't have to do it on a special day.  Just do your best to take care of our planet!  If possible, keep it out of the landfill!

I am grateful for:
BFF time
Getting answers to help me relax.
Eating on the screen porch.
Having the nature channel in my back yard.
When someone else knows why I'm laughing.

1 comment:

  1. I think it is time to make a list of the projects, cut it up into little pieces, put them into a hat and draw 1 out!
    Now you will know which one to finish next.