I have been trying to get back to blogging but family members' illness, work and my illness has kept me hopping. It's been a long 6 weeks!
I did spend the first day of Spring at the Lake finishing the handwork on my bee skep wall hanging. A couple of hours of stitching at the lake is like being on a micro-mini vacation.
The green houses in our area are almost ready to open.
Our garden club had our last meeting there. What a blessing to walk in and feel the warm humid air around you and smell the flowers and soil. It's wonderful after the long, cold winter.
Everywhere carpets of flowers.
We each planted our own container. I used a new petunia variety called "Night Skies". The petunias that were blooming looked just like a night sky, deep purple with white specks scattered all over it.
She put it out as a Spring table runner. I took it home and machine quilted it for her,
I went on a weekend quilt retreat with my one quilt bees, just a short one to celebrate Spring. To get ready to go I put on the dye pot, boiling black walnuts to dye the back ground wool for the project I was going to work on.
Not as big as our Fall cottage but roomy enough.
With a gas fire place in the corner which we did enjoy.
Mary, who loves paper-piecing worked on a miniature quilt with scraps left from a large version she made.
Our son bought a new house last Fall. At quilt retreat I designed, dyed and cut out his house block to go into the Family tree quilt I'm making.
As soon as I get this house stitched into the quilt I'll take a picture of the full quilt.
The pieces are just laid out on the fabric ready to be stitched on and all the details embroidered in. All the personal information will be embroidered in the yard. Birth, address etc.
The lattice strip will show all his hobbies etc.