There are still a few daffodils blooming outside here in NW Alabama, and a two blooming indoors. Daffodils are my husband's favorite flower. They started appearing here at the end of January.
In Michigan, we weren't graced by their blossoms until very late March/early April, and that was after they had fought their way through snow, ice, and frozen mulch.
Spring seems like such a struggle up north and just happens like "plop" here.
This is "Daffodil Delight" and is now available in my LITTLE TREASURES - Flowers (2) pattern bundle at my web store, either by digital download or snail mail, click here.
All the blocks finish 6-inches, but there is an enlargement recipe in the pattern bundle to adjust them to a 9- or 12-inch finished size.
Freshly picked and freshly stitched! This is "Festival Pineapple" from my LITTLE TREASURES - Fruit and Veg (1) pattern bundle.
It is weird, but I actually had the taste of pineapple in my mouth as I stitched the block. Fresh pineapple makes me think of summer for some reason. I had all these tiny reproduction snippets that I cut the outer pineapple pieces from. It is so satisfying to use every...last...scrap.
Both blocks will finish 6-inches square and be inserted in my ongoing Repro Madness swap quilt, if I can ever make up my mind about the center medallion.
I am out of prepped applique blocks, so I must stop everything to choose fabrics for the next blocks. I fell out of bed this morning with some block ideas to finish my first Dog and Cat bundle and a second Misc bundle.
Drawing for me is so weird. Sometimes I sit down and try to force ideas to come, which isn't usually productive at all, except for producing frustration. Then, when I am busy with something else, like trying to get a new refrigerator moved into the kitchen (or cleaned up after), the ideas come.
After 3 weeks of refrigerator research, 2 weeks waiting for delivery, 1/4 inch trimmed from the cabinet above, my fabulous husband made the perfect space for our new frig.
Steve used his circular saw and a hand saw to remove a bit of cabinet moulding...no harm done...just a lot of sawdust.
The back of the frig case fit, but there was a panel across the top, just behind the doors. OOPS!...THAT wasn't in the specifications on the Lowe's web site.
I will have to get used to it being so shiny! (so shiny, it was hard to photograph at night with the lights) It is "counter-depth," so it doesn't stick out as far as the old one did. And hopefully it won't freeze the produce and warm the milk up like the old one, either. Ka-ching!!
Now, I need to spend some time updating this blog site. It has been so long since I did anything to it that I will have to figure it out all over again. Is it just me, or is Blogger a bear to use?!? I miss my Weasley kitty, but I think it is time for a new header picture and a few more changes to my pages.