Today I was going to show you my finished Verna and Oz quilts, but I’ve gotten sidetracked. Somehow I started 5 other quilt projects.
Now my studio looks like this! I can hardly walk in this mess.
My progress feels slow, but the rows on my Verna quilt are sewed together and I am patiently (not) waiting for more border fabric. My Oz quilt (below) is ready for borders and applique.
Despite my slow progress, I am happy to be back sewing in my studio again. I usually don’t get much time to sew when I have book and pattern deadlines. Those deadlines are a month past now, but it still takes my brain a while to recover. The wheels are turning again, so I am grateful for that. I have been revisiting a few of my older patterns, just to get back into the mood to sew and now a few of my fabric piles are developing into some new ideas. So, I’m looking forward to a weekend with time to sew and projects that are ready to go.
In addition to some sewing, I have been getting in the mood for spring. The weather here in MN has been wonderful – sunny every day with temps in the upper 30’s. Best of all, the snow has been melting. I know many of you around the county have already had flowers blooming, as I have seen them on your blogs. That hasn’t happened here yet, so I decided to spruce up the house by adding my own spring blooms here and there.
I started with the fireplace mantel –
I’m not sure if I like it yet, but at least it has a touch of spring.
There is now a little pot of geraniums on this end table –
I’ve set out a bird’s nest – Every spring my niece Isabella and I go bird egg hunting. We search every possible tree and shrub in the yard. When I saw this little bird’s nest at a local gift shop, it reminded me of her and all the times we have gone egg hunting in the spring.
On the other side of that table is a pot of tulips, set off by my Shoot Stars quilt (from my Fat Quarter Cottage book).
A friend gave me this beautiful stitchery pillow – full of thoughts of spring . . .
Another pot of blooms and a project from my Little Charmers 4 pattern –
And a little blue birdie – I also wanted to show this quilt because I had part of it in a picture from my last blog post, and several of you asked about it. It’s called Center of Attention and can be found in my Stop, Drop, and Roll book. It’s perfect for spring, but I have had it up all year.
It hangs in this bedroom – which you have seen before. The quilt hangs across the room, as you can see reflecting in this mirror I got for Christmas. (Have I mentioned I love Hobby Lobby?).
I’ve added a few more spring touches to the room –
Along with this Hobby Lobby find – This necklace didn’t look so good on me, but it’s perfect for her!
So, that’s as far as I’ve gotten with spring. Now what’s happening outside just has to catch up with me! I think that might take a month or so . . . .
Have a great weekend –Heather