Happy Easter

 

 

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My Favorite Day

The Bee is today, and it’s at my house again. Something must be wrong with me, or I forgot something huge. I was finished with the baking and cleaning WAY early…

Anyway. It’s June, right? I have a fire blazing in the stove, and it’s cloudy and cold outside. I’m wearing a turtleneck, a long jumper and my new socks that are ever so cute. Guess what I planned for dessert? Ice cream! We were supposed to be enjoying an early summer day with frozen sweetness (and Nutella), but instead we are shivering around the snappy fire with our blue fingers holding our plates of icy goodness.

I’ve started working again on my Halloween quilt. It’s “Vintage Trick Or Treat”, by Crabapple Hill. It’s embroidered and pieced. Very cute… I just ordered another Crabapple Hill pattern for a Halloween quilt, so better get crackin’ on this one. Oh, and I have another Halloween pattern for a quilt. I better not sleep from now on.

P.S. Nutella does NOT freeze well…Don’t try it!

*****Snow*****

 

Well, I had planned on a lovely, cheery, Springy post about my skirt sewing. BUT–Mother Nature has done a number on my mood, my garden and my plans for sewing. I woke up yesterday morning bright and early, and turned over to look out the not so clean window and the pine trees were COVERED in snow! Coated, bending and layered in icy snow. My Aspen trees broke again… My dogwoods are covered in bubble gum pink flowers, and yesterday their lusciousness was covered in frozen snow.

My local yarn shop BY HAND in Sonora, Ca.http://www.byhandyarn.com/  has a customer show  every June. I have a few things that I can let them borrow, and I now have an inspiration to complete the incomplete Crayon Box Jacket. I’m not sure I really love my version of it. My jacket is very busy. I think perhaps I over did it with color and texture.  Here, I’ll show you the pieces…

The Sleeve and Gussets

 

The Front

 

The Back

So, would you please leave me a comment and tell me if it’s just “too much”? Too” it will alter your vision”…Just too darn bright?

Anyway. I’m knitting as fast as I can, pretending like I’m going to love it.

A Fun Time Was Had By All

I should say that a fun time was had by me! I think my friends had fun as well, to be accurate. We went on a field trip. It was the Sonora Art Trails weekend. I think that this was the sixth year that it has been held. The artists in the area open their studios for the public to tour, and I’m a public, so I toured!

I saw wonderful art, and wonderful gardens and wonderful homes, and went out to lunch. I even went out for dessert…

One of the artists creates beautiful mosaics, as well as paints. I’ve explained to you that I can not paint, but I think I want to give mosaic making a try.

The artist said that her husband is currently building her a studio, and that when it’s finished she will be holding classes. I’m going to be first in line!

Off to clean and polish because the “Bee” ladies are coming here this week…