Friday, January 20, 2017

Feels Smells Like Spring

   After our ice storm here in the ozarks we jumped right into spring like weather. No sunshine for over a week, but we have temps in the 50s and 60s, lots of fog, birds singing, grass and weeds greening up-amazing for January I will take it over wintry weather for sure.

   Nothing too creative going on here this month. Been reading allot, and going through a big box of tax receipts. I think I have that all finished now.

   I will be getting back to the threading of my loom soon as I had taken a break with that, and I have started back on those hexagons with the civil war reproduction fabrics.
      I was talking crafts with a friend and she suggested I try using a clip to hold my pieces together while hand sewing them-to ease the pain in my left thumb area. This did improve the process quite a bit. My goal now is to see if I can sew all the flower blocks together that use the different prints and then decide what to make with them. I don't think I am up to cutting up and hand sewing several yards of background fabric into hexagons at this point in time. This is a project I wish I had started about ten years ago.
   These spring temperatures have reminded me I need to decide what seeds I need for my little garden and get them ordered. I loved the pole beans I planted last year. They produced all year up til the hard freeze.  I did collect lots of seed heads from the zinnia patch. I want to expand that area as it brought in so many beautiful butterflies and the hummingbirds loved it too. When I was collecting seeds I found a little hummingbird nest on top of the arch-cool

Hope this finds you all happy and well-what creative projects are you doing now??


  1. Same here, Kathy, milder with fog. I'm still waiting for the sound of what I always call "spring birds" but it will be soon, maybe even today.
    Just put a new post on my blog that may surprise you. ;)

  2. HI Kathy!

    As you know no big projects for me yet....but i have been making a few bookmarks from recycled chipboard..Other than that our projects have been house related... digging ditch, painting trim, pulling out a window or two , sanding in the craftroom.....uuughh... not fun projects but projects that move us forward..

    Its been spring-like here too... now i'm not ready for spring yet... i'd like it a little cooler to keep the bugs at bay a little longer...I need to get out there and do a little yard work myself.. trim some bushes and haul off some limbs.. move some rocks... always something huh? :) But i love being outside.. soon enough i will be hibernating inside in the airconditioner... Hugs! deb

  3. We have spring-green grass in the yard, and all our early flowers are breaking through the ground. I do hope they don't get frozen, but I don't think winter is over just yet.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. It was today! I heard the distinctive sound of a true spring bird!

  5. Glad to hear you are enjoying the joys of spring!


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