Really people it felt like the first day of summer today not spring. I do not ever remember having this warm of a day for the first day of Spring – 84.9 degrees – where the heck did that come from – and today as well. I actually had to turn the A/C on in the middle of the afternoon and shut the windows – unbelievable. So did I get any sewing done! Not much – I was outside.
Last December I bought a mixed bag of tulip bulbs – I believe this one is called a “parrot tulip” I could be wrong. I well have 3 clumps of these and one of another color – it isn’t open yet so I’m not sure – looks like it will be white but what will the second color be? (not shown in this photo)
A lot of clean up of the flower beds has been done the past week – I have one area of leaves pulled out from the beds that I need to mulch but after that I am done with clean up and on to planting the garden in another couple weeks – one can never tell with this crazy weather – our last chance of frost is not until the middle of April at least and I am not planting my tomatoes until closer to that. We do not have grass that grows decently and would need to lay sod – this used to be a pine forest – I don’t mind it so we let it go like is – we do get a bit of weed/grass that grows and the area has a lot of wild violets that grow – they have just started so I will be seeing a lot of green shortly. This photo taken at 6:30 about last night. The leaves on the trees are all beginning to bud out so it will look really full in another week or two – and I noticed last evening that it looks like I might get some blossoms on my 3 year apple tree that still looks like an extra large twig!! well it is over 6 feet tall, but very thin still.
I have been bringing the tomato plants outside daytime so they can start to get used to the difference – hardening them up as they say, I started these from seed so pretty small still.
Yesterday this is all the sewing I got done with LOL When I got started with this quilt I was going to try to count hexies as you can see on the print out – I gave up, I should have enlarged it more – It made me dizzy LOL – do I really care how many?– no
Worked on this section of the Postage Quilt on Sunday night. Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog.
I do not often buy fancy bakeware but there was something about this shortbread pan (can also be used for scones) that drew me to it and finally after looking at it for the last six months in the King Arthur Baking Catalog I caved in and bought it and a round bread bowl. I figured that after six months I really wanted them both and to dive in and get them. Now of course do I try them out on this day when it is to get above 80 degrees again – you bet!!