Monday, April 16, 2012

Design and Flowers

On my design wall today are three blocks for my latest bag.  I finished this much of the appliqué on the leftmost one.  It still needs a center and a bit of embroidery, then I'll be able to make the bag.

 And while last night the temperatures plummeted from lovely spring to late fall, I have an assortment of pictures of spring flowers.

These seem really early this year -- no doubt a result of record-breaking March temps.

 These irises greeted me this morning.  Last night, they were tightly budded.

I love the ferns as they're preparing for their final unfurl.

 And the stupid fake fruit tree is in its week of glory.  It is covered with these masses of white blossoms.  I cut off all of the low hanging branches last summer so we could mow the lawn without decapitation worries.  The branches that are left have gone out of their way to make up for the missing limbs.

And because I haven't posted one in a while, here is the gratuitous dog pic.  Rosie loves the snow, but she enjoys spring mud also.  This is after the bath.

There are other design walls here on Judy's blog.


Kit Lang said...

Our spring flowers and leaves are all out too. Crazy weather!

Chris said...

Gorgeous spring flowers. Living in the desert means there are not as many here. We have a different kind of beauty, but not the rich colors of tulips and daffodils.

wackywoman said...

There is nothing like spring when you live in the cold. Gorgeous flowers and such a happy dog.

Beth said...

Hosta and ferns... no better combo for greens and texture. Rosie looks great... bet she is looking forward to the warmer walks, ok maybe you are!!! I am missing spring already, but at least I won't have to worry about snow.

Marty Mason said...

Oh, the beauty of spring....and yours are!

kwiltnkats said...

Rosie is adorable. I can understand why she'd like the cooler weather :)! Anxious to see your bag come together. Sandi