Yes Spring – a high of 74 degrees!!! the first daffodil was open and more will be open today. It was a short sleeve T-shirt and capri kind of day!! I spent so much time in the yard and porch but even so I got some sewing done. So many leafs from fall did not get taken care of in the fall – this always happens some of the trees are so late in loosing them that I just do not get around to the whole yard until spring. I planted the little live Xmas tree last month outside and collected up a wheelbarrow full of pine needles to use a mulch yesterday to pile up around it and pull all of the leafs out of this area so the bulbs can get some much needed sunlight. The tree is little and will not be a really large tree (if it doesn’t die on me) and it looks a little closer to the workshop then it is – there is room for it there and close enough to the house that maybe one day I can actually put Xmas lights on it?
And yes there is the first open daffodil – real spring will not be far behind now – we always know it will be up and down weather from here on out for the next two months but more warm days then cold for sure. More days in the 70’s in the forecast.
And because I had to spend some time on the porch with my feet up listening to the birds I brought the small applique block from Midnight Garden outside to work on. The flower on the top is left to do and all the green.
Breaks inside of course were a must as yard work can really tire me out when I am not used to it so a lot of times I will do it in spells of 30 minutes or so and then go do something else. One scrappy patchwork sashing made and attached at the top of the Scrappy Stars – I had meant to get more work done on this one yesterday but the outside called to me – well actually Mike called! the truck was falling apart once again – well not falling apart – I exaggerate – our truck is 10 years old the last several years – several times a year – it seems almost like clock work Mike will be driving it and he can tell something is wrong – sometimes he can get it to the shop and sometimes has to call for a tow – and then I am called to come get him so he can get to work – and that is what happened yesterday and I never got back to the quilt. Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and Jo’s Country Junction and Quilt fabrication: Mid week Makers and My Quilt Infatuation.
The Hot Pad was finished as well. I decided to see if I could machine sew the binding on a small project before I tackle a larger one. Over all most of it went ok, but one side wasn’t as neat as the rest. I just wasn’t watching closely to what I was doing. I had laundry going so I tossed it in and it washed up nice and soft I did get a hot dish out of the microwave later and didn’t feel the heat through it so I think it is safe to use.
I do not know how I let myself get over so far on this part of the yellow binding I was sewing on the top looking at it!! LOL
But I was satisfied for something like a hot pad but definitely more practice is needed before I try it on a quilt.