Springtime!

circles, quilts

Wow is this really the middle of March?  It has been so nice lately – since our last rain on Sunday that is.  Really this whole week is to be near 80 degrees daytimes.  I think out here among the shade trees it got up to 77, I’m not sure what it was in town.

Between yesterday and today I actually got the pink row sewed onto the Joseph’s Coat quilt – now to get busy making some circles.  I want to get caught up on the circles before I move on to the next colors (purple family).  Here is a link to how I make circles from my tutorial a couple years ago.  I didn’t count how many I need for the two rows that I need to get caught up on – at least 30 or so- I have 12 made, I guess I will be busy the next several days.

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Besides getting that row sewed on I have been trying to quilt every day but didn’t get any done today.  I am now working on this section of Star Crazy – maybe tomorrow?  Just a little more on this section and then I will be moving on down a little bit.

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The Red Bud is in bloom – how pretty!  It is still kind of skinny but it is growing – this one grew from seed and is probably about 6 years old or so.  I have to look tomorrow if I can get through the soggy yard over in that area to look at one I found two years ago – I can’t see it from the house and do not know if it has blooms on it this year – that one too grew from seed.

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I was out at the trails on Saturday with our daughter who was visiting from Little Rock as you can see from this photo – plenty of turtles were out in the swampy areas.

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And although the sign warns of alligators – we didn’t see any this time – the two of us spotted (click on that link and it will lead you to the photos & story from 2008) one though several years ago– they didn’t have the sign up then but we knew there was at least one back in the swampy area – we just happened to be lucky enough that time to see it.

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5 comments… add one
  • I love to see how turtles congregate on a log, and roll it from side to side. Would not like to meet up with an alligator, though!
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  • nanci Mar 14, 2012

    We had the rains here in Ocala on Sunday too! Nothing like you though. Another lesson learned here, alligators in Arkansas! Love your handwork even more than the quilts….I love the stitching you decide on. The patterns always fit the blocks…wonderful.

  • Mary L Mar 14, 2012

    I would not consider it luck to encounter an alligator! LOL. It’s been beautiful here as well.

  • Marianne Mar 14, 2012

    Redbud doesn’t grow in Vermont, so it is fun to see it. Paul talks about how pretty it is from the year he spent working in Tenn. I need to go overnight with my son to his grandfather’s funeral, so am taking a bunch of circles to baste either in the car or motel. It is great to have a little handwork on hand!

  • Vivian Mar 14, 2012

    I always smile when I see turtles out sunning. It just cracks me up. But then I think, what a life. lol
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