Foggy and Wet February


Winter Sunset from Benson Road

Today is grey and cold, but yesterday was gloriously sunny, if still soggy and muddy, so spring is pretty much here.  A few years ago it snowed in March, so we are all expecting that again, as we only had one month of winter this year.  The plants don’t seem to have minded the lack of a season, as the garlic, leeks, and weeds are all roaring out of the ground.  The slugs are eating my hyacinths already (arghh!) and the tulips and daffodils are up, so life is roaring along whether I am ready or not.

I am working/sewing determinedly on client quilts, on donation quilts for Haiti, on fabric postcards and ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards), on book covers, minky scarves, and zines for the store (opens in the summer, maybe for Easter weekend too).  It always seems like there is so much to do!  I am re-learning (slowly) to play the baritone ukulele, and I am focused on a better diet, swimming, walking, and yoga as well as meditation to keep my body (and mind)  strong and healthy.

Gardening work starts soon (like this week!) with peas and potatoes going into the ground.  The spinach and onion starts in the greenhouse are not up yet, I need a warm pad to encourage them to grow. Might bring them inside where we keep it warm with our wood stove and electric heaters.  We no longer have a cat, so it is a jungle in the living room, but not a zoo.

Lucy's quilt for her daughter, Kelly

Here’s a recent client quilt with fun quilting designs – all made of orphan blocks from earlier quilts.  It turned out really nice, with Hobbs Wool batting, so it has a nice loft to the quilting.  Back to work now!


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