More yard work was done yesterday then sewing! It was so nice outside and I have so much yard to clean up – I never get all the leaf removal work done in the fall as some of the trees do not loose their leafs until well into December – so I really think more than half of the yard work waits until the end of winter/early spring to get taken care of. I was working the yard while Mike was working in the sewing room with the new wiring.
But first the sewing – it didn’t get up into the mid 60’s until after lunch so I spent the morning finishing up the hexie I started on Saturday – now two of the 8 are finished. Now I need to get more basted. These hexies are for the Handful of Scraps quilt – someone asked me what the pattern looked like – it is from Edyta Sitar’s book “Handful of Scraps” I like the name of the book so named my quilt that.
I am not making the border that she has on hers – too much applique and I really don’t care for it all that much and too many tiny pieces would take me another year to finish it. I will applique the main part of my quilt to a backing and do my own border as yet to decide.
One more Retro Air Ship Propeller block got finished, these really do not take long to do I don’t know why there are so few of them finished! Maybe because I keep working on other things – I think I kind of lost interest in these – I guess I will keep doing one here and there and eventually have enough to do something with. I didn’t even realize that the one I made yesterday morning was the same purple dots that I had used on another one. There will be sashing in this quilt so it well not need quite as many of these blocks as it could. Linking to Em’s Scrapbag and MCM #61 Cooking up Quilts and Love Laugh Quilt.
My valentine roses are still doing great and all the white lilies have opened now too.
Some of my clean up area – the azalea bushes are forming buds already I could see them clearly as I was doing my clean up. The big bed at the bottom of the tree is full of leafs yet that I haven’t even started on. This is the front yard – most of what we use is in the front not the back – we are in the country so it really doesn’t matter.
Most of this area going to the workshop is finished
See the daffodils – and plenty of leafs over there to clear up as well.
My favorite porch sitting area is ready to use and has been used! so early in the year to be able to sit barefoot cooling off from yard work – doesn’t usually happen in February.
The clematis and one rose bush over here already leafing out – the other rose bushes all have leafs on them too.
How is spring coming on your neck of the woods? Dentist appointment late this morning and then maybe I will get around to basting the stars? Let’s see how I feel when I get home and if I have enough time to work on it – once I get it all laid out I like to work on it until it is done and Mike is working daytime today so it might wait until Tuesday when I know I will have until 8:30 in the evening to be taking up the whole floor.