A New Book and Easter

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First of all Happy Easter to everyone.  We do not have any children here to do Easter things with but I did put one edible decoration on the table and we are munching off and on – candy doesn’t last long around here so I don’t buy a lot.  It briefly got up to 76 degrees then some clouds and wind came in and dropped it 71.  Here are some photos of our spring.

Flowers for Easter and some candy! A three tier candy dish and since I took this photo candy has been eaten and it is now a 2 tier dish!

The small red bud tree. This tree grew from seed. We have a larger red bud tree a distance away from this one about half of that tree has died though and doesn't look as well as this small tree does. It started to grow about 4 or 5 years ago.

The small dogwood tree 🙂 we didn't plant this one either - well I should correct that we did plant this one but we dug it up from the woods when it was about a foot tall. We use to have several dogwood trees in the woods that have since died. We noticed this small one growing beside them and wanted one closer to the house so we dug it up about 10 years ago when it was barely a twig and here it is now.

Awhile back Jackie from Canton Village Quiltworks had a giveaway of two of Karen Griska's book "Quilts from the Selvage Edge" I won one of them!!

Jackie let Karen know who won the books and she autographed the books and sent them out. I like how she autographed mine - coincidence of names - Karen G. to Karen G. 🙂 how cute is that!

Seeing as I now have a book on how to make quilts from the Selvage Edge - I guess I better start to save my selvages. Here I have three to start with. One day I will have to start going through my fabric to cut off the edges. If anyone wants to donate to the cause 🙂 if you are not going to use your edges - send them to me!! they need to be about 1 1/2 inches wide.

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7 comments… add one
  • Marianne Apr 4, 2010

    A friend made a tote bag out of selvages, and it looks great. Very sturdy. She’s entering it into our quilt show so I’ll try to take a photo for you. Will start looking for selvages for you, too!


  • Wanda Apr 4, 2010

    It is so great to see a redbud tree in bloom already. I can see the pink just starting to show in the buds on my trees but it will be a couple weeks before they bloom.
    .-= Wanda´s last blog ..Happy Easter! =-.

  • Miriam Apr 4, 2010

    Happy Easter Karen.

    Congratulations on your win.

    I love the blossom trees!
    .-= Miriam´s last blog .. =-.

  • Heather Apr 4, 2010

    your table looks lovely. I have 2 redbud in my back yard. We are at the northern edge of where they will grow. Mine is probably 2 months away from flowering.
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..Recipe Thursday – Easy Food =-.

  • Astrid Apr 4, 2010

    Congrats on the win! I have never thought of making anything out of selvages, but like Marianne (first comment) said, a bag made of selvages must be great since the selvages are strong. That gave me an idea! :)Beautiful trees in bloom!

  • Gari Apr 5, 2010

    I thought about selvages but then realized that I save almost everything else and I just don’t have room for anything else. Besides, most of the selvages stay on the fabric until I am cutting it up (stabelizing) and then it becomes very small pieces. 😉
    .-= Gari´s last blog ..Design Wall, etc. =-.

  • Becky in VA Apr 6, 2010

    I enjoyed seeing your beautiful Spring trees, flowers and Easter candy. I’ve always saved my selvages and I use them to tie up tomato plants or anything else that needs to be tied. LOL

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