Thursday, March 06, 2008



Winter wishes for Summer… maybe that’s what this snap shot should be called. I kept trying to get a photo opt yesterday, but the snow coming down kept clouding the picture.

I completed the last Primitive Garden block Monday Night. Now we’ll move onto Phase two—the sashing strips. Eric is coming home for spring break this weekend for a week or two. So I’m hoping to squeeze some quilting in.

I haven’t been real productive in the evenings. Chelsey and friends have been hanging around the house. I’m not complaining. I’ve enjoyed the conversations and company.
I love extra people at the dinner table.

We’re still ten weeks out before we can think about gardening in the U.P.. Trying to focus on other things – there’s no use in being bitter about it, it’s just life. I guess I’ll have to settle for flowers in my quilts.


Here is a footprint from trudging out in the snow for a picture.

19 comments:

Libby said...

I just love seeing all that snow - it's something that'll never happen in my neck of the woods *s* Go throw a couple of snowballs for me!

Linda said...

I'm like Libby, just adore the snow and we never get it like that here. Throw an extra one for me.

Tazzie said...

Your applique block is just lovely, I always adore your work.
The snow is something we can only dream of here at the moment, with days and days forecast of around 40c (just over 100f). I'd trade you in a heartbeat right now!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Pat said...

Great job. I can't wait to see it finished. Love it!

Gretchen said...

Wow the last block for Primitive Garden. I am sooooo envious. I am working on the same quilt but am really behind. I have one block done LOL! I know you must be tired of snow!! I am a former Lower Pennisula girl myself and have lived in GA for 20 years now and don't miss the months of winter. Can't wait to see your finished quilt!!!!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Congratulations! Phase 2... sashing strips. I am a little afraid of that step. You can let me know how it goes! The rake all done is really cute. We are a little luckier than you with winter. Even though you are only about 2 1/2 hours north of me, we actually had an 80 degree day at the end of March here last year. I am hoping for more of the same, but I have my doubts this year :o(

Quilt Nut said...

that's allot of snow!

love the blocks, can't wait to see the finished quilt!

lindsey said...

I have just come across your blog and have really enjoyed reading it, especially the bits about Sunday School, I am a pastors wife her in the UK and have done years of SS! The quilts are beautiful, I will visit again!

anne bebbington said...

I've so enjoyed watching the progress of all these blocks - can't wait to see them turning into a quilt - sorry Mel I don't envy you that snow - wish I could send you some of our Spring sunshine - however I don't think it will last - we're forecast the worst storms of the season on Monday so I guess it's batten down the hatches and sit and stitch

Rose said...

This is going to be gorgeous!!! Cant wait to see it all together!!!

The Calico Cat said...

Love the rake! (& the snow.)

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations on your last block finished. Now it will be so exciting to see all the blocks together :) I know exactly how you feel about all the snow- but by June it should be gone right?

Beth said...

Your block looks great! Someday I would love to do the Primitive Garden quilt. I can't wait to see it finished. I bet you can't wait either.

Stina said...

That quilt is going to be so wonderful...
I long for spring myself...winter is tooo long!!!
love to see more of that quilt...

julieQ said...

Lovely primitive work! Everything is is full blossom here, and we are getting a hard freeze tonight. Looks like you are a long way from blossoms yet! Enjoy the snow!

Dawn said...

Oh I can't wait to see it all come together now! It is going to be a gorgous quilt!

Christine said...

Wonderful work. Love the crows.

Angela said...

Oh I so love it! This is my "someday project". Have been living through your's right now. LOL thanks for sharing.

Carole said...

Lovely block! I'm awaiting spring myself! I love the 4 seasons! They allow me to appreciate each one! Thanks for sharing!