The yard is an absolute riot of color. I love seeing all the different shades of pink, even though I have not traditionally liked pink flowers (except for peonies...swoon!).
I'm still out picking...
...and making my bouquets.
I take note of all the spring growth. Every day, a little more progress on sprouting out.
I've been bringing some spring into the house, too, and not just the flowers. I changed all the fabrics to light-colored ones...
...made up some little 'nests' with ceramic eggs I bought years ago...
...and set out, here and there, some of the needlework that belonged to Todd's grandma.
So cheerful and spring-like...and I've added to the visual inspiration this pair of 'vintage' embroidered strawberry pillow shams from Garnet Hill...snagged at a thrift store for a dollar!
I've been very, very slowly working on my quilt. I have random stars everywhere.
Making this particular quilt was a spontaneous decision, and one that I'm regretting a little. I miss paper piecing. Also, I wish I would've ordered a coordinated fat quarter bundle so that the overall appearance would be more cohesive. All the fabric I used came from my stash, so it's very random. I have learned some valuable lessons, though...pressing seams to the side instead of open creates more accurate points. And, since this is my first time making HST (half-square triangles), I've been able to experiment and find a really accurate way to square them up. So even if this quilt isn't as beloved as my other two, I'm glad that I made it.
Meanwhile, we'll just continue to enjoy the sun, the flowers, and the birds, and keep an eye on future spring developments!
Have a great week!