I spotted daffodil tips breaking ground. The Lenten Rose is lovely and green. There are fat buds on my Meadowlark forsythias and though I am tempted to cut a few branches to bring along inside I will resist and wait so they may bloom in earnest in the garden.
The spinach is now exposed and looking as if it's just had a bit of a nap, its snowy blanket gone. Just about everywhere there are signs of winter breaking. I know not to get too eager, but I am cheered knowing we are nearer than ever now.
Last Wednesday 10 of us from my quilt guild met to begin working on comfort quilts. We began by digging through mounds of donated fabric, each looking for fabrics we hoped would play well together.
Working at home all of the next day I was able to get the top put together. There should be enough fabric left to piece the back. I'll sandwich it and quilt it when at our guild's retreat March 7-9. It'll be easier to quilt it by machine on the large tables at the retreat house than in my tiny sewing nook here at the farm. Knowing it is destined to be given to a victim of abuse really keeps me motivated.
Meanwhile, I'm making some progress on my red, white and blue throw.
The finished blocks will actually be set with sashing between each but I couldn't resist laying them out to get an idea of the resultant pattern. My 2016 goal of using what I have on hand wherever possible gave me the chance to really study my stash, or inventory as some call it. The 16 blocks are actually two of each combination of fabrics. It's a paper pieced pineapple block 8inch finished.
I'll be sowing a few seeds this week for the 2016 garden. Each season I try to grow something I've never grown before.
I wonder just what it will be this year….