It is so nice to see the snow melting down and to see some of the grass appearing. But I was especially pleased to see new growth in my garden.
It may be a little hard to see but those shoots at the edge of the garden are my tulips that I planted in the fall. I know Squirrels love tulip bulbs so I was not sure that they would come up. I am so pleased to see that they survived. The first sign of spring on the first day of spring.
I am not a fast sewer but I finally got all the squares sewn. I had to keep adding new rows as every time I measured the length, it was too short. Also when I laid the quilt on the bed over top of my current quilt, the dark blue border of the current quilt seemed to really make the colours in the scrap quilt pop out. So I would like to add a three inch dark blue border all around. My quilt measures 86 1/2 inches by 64 1/2 inches right now, so with the border on that should bring it to 92 1/2 by 70 1/2. I am going to have to go and buy the dark blue material but I am not sure how to measure for it or how to sew it on. I also will have to cut the material for the backing and sew it together so it is the same size as the squares.
We has a few nice sunny days and it was a little warmer. But today it is like a blizzard again. At least the freezing temperatures have gone down. We are just counting the days till we can get back outside. Even the animals are bored with the inaction.
Rusty is not as playful and seems to be bored. Brandy sleeps most of the day.
I am now feeling much better and couldn't wait to get back to the quilt. I am still sewing the rows and I have sewn some of the rows together. It is all coming together quite nicely.
There was a sale on at Fabricland for over 1/2 off so I thought this would be a good time to check out polar fleece for a backing. They had a large selection and there were several for only $4 a meter. I was looking for blue as this is my favourite colour and we do have a lot of blue linens. I also did not want material too dark as I did not want it to show through the quilt patches.
This is what we picked. Enough for both quilts.
And this is the top third of the quilt squares sewn together so far.
I do not know how to put the back piece on yet and where the seams will go but I am sure that Sylvia will guide me when the time comes. This is a fun project to work on and it will be something that we will use.
I have not done any work on the quilt for a few days as I picked up a virus and have been sick in bed. I am starting to feel better now, but now my husband seems to have picked it up. At least it is nice to stay inside in a nice warm bed rather than miss out on any outside work. It is still freezing cold here as this cold snap seems to be lingering on.
When we got up this morning, it was -18F or -28C. This cold snap is expected to last throughout the week. I am so thankful that we do not have to go anywhere and that I can stay in my nice warm house with my hobbies.
I first entered the world of miniatures when my husband gave me a dollhouse for Christmas in 2005. I had never had a dollhouse as a child but I had always been fascinated by miniatures. I found this to be a very satisfying, relaxing hobby.
I am now retired and married for over 50 years to a wonderful man who has always treated me with respect and love. I have three children, four grandchildren,two new step-granchildren, a cat, and a dog. We like the simple things in life; a walk through a quiet forest, the song of birds, and the beauty of nature.