Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Has Arrived... Officially


She's not vintage 1990--- she's brand new and I made her myself---I love the pillow ticking legs and the carrot necklace.  Blue and Green are a great combination for a Northwoods Spring and that's the color of her clothes coupled with her coffee dyed ears. Don picks at me about hanging dead rabbits in the kitchen, but I think she's pretty darn sweet. She hangs on a quilt rack next to the bunny quilt....


This wool piece is almost complete.  The kit was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law. It's Called 'Patiently Waiting' and it's designed by Lisa Bongean.  You can get it at Primitive Gatherings on-line.  Here again Spring Pastels just don't work in my house, but Spring still comes....

Don's been in and out with his job and so I've been manning the fort on my own alot this month.  Exhausting---but I married for love instead of maid service so I'll be fine.

I'm steadily working on Eric's quilt.  He has two close friends also graduating.  I had dreams of getting them a quilt ready to give at graduation, but the pressure started overpowering me-- and I was afraid of being chained to the sewing machine and missing Spring.  So I have a gift-- I'll show later, and I'll make them something smaller to go with it. It's the thought-- and I think the world of both of them...

We've had 80 degree days and tonight a probability of 3 inches of snow tonight.  Every warm day is a gift in the U.P.  .....especially in March.  The snow has melted from an 18 inch blizzard earlier in the month and there's a green haze through the woods... The pups keep the screen door flapping-- never content to be in or out-- everything is coming back to life around here.....



7 comments:

Sue said...

Oh I just love your bunny! She's cute.

Love the wool mat. That's just gorgeous.

Can't wait to see Eric's quilt. I know he'll love it always.

The weather here is pretty nice too but a little chillier. It's okay because the robins are still building their nests :)

Colleen said...

Very sweet runner :o) Yes we definitely were teased with all this summer warmth in winter. Technically it wasn't spring yet! And it's back to the winter coat outside today... brr!

Carol said...

You're bunny is darling...a real breath of spring. Love your table mat...gorgeous wool! Can't wait to see Eric's quilt.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love your bunny, still can't believe how much snow you have! happy belated birthday, loved the journal idea, how thoughtful!

Audrey said...

We had some nice warm weather here too but it is gone now. Luckily I got out my spring decor while it was nice because now it at least looks like spring on the inside!

Libby said...

Spring is here, too. The garden is going in today! *woo hoo*

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I love your comment about marrying for love and not maid service!!! Some of us need to keep telling ourselves that :)

Your wool piece is beautiful - you do have great taste.