While most of the rest of you are tending hundreds of seedlings inside under grow-lights, planting cold weather crops out in your garden and celebrating the new animal births on the homestead, I'm watching the trunks of the apple trees disappear (once again) under new snow cover.
We had a smidge bit of melting (mostly through evaporation, I think) in the last couple of weeks and our snow was looking old and ready (we were only hoping) to pack its bags and totter on out of here. But in the last week we've gotten new snow. Many inches of new snow.
At least our temps have been in the 20s during the day so it doesn't feel so much like living in the Arctic anymore. The snows have been wet and are coating the branches of our many evergreen trees creating a picture postcard scene. (Funny, though, how it's not quite as beautiful and entrancing at it was back in November and December.)
I've been taking advantage of not being able to be outside doing spring things quite yet.
I'm almost finished doing the hand quilting on a new spring wall hanging for the kitchen. No pictures until I'm done though.
A couple of days ago I finished this multi-colored rug crocheted with heavy rug yarn. (Yes, I do love color. Why do you ask?) I got hold of some cotton/rayon blend yarn that I've used before which wears extremely well, washes in the washing machine beautifully and doesn't take a week and a half to dry. I'm thinking of making another matching one and using them on either side of our bed to replace the ugly-bugly purchased ones that have seen better days. This new rug measures 21" x 34".
I've also started an oval one in colors to match my new spring shower curtain which will go in the bathroom in front of the sink.
And here's the rug I made out of that less-than-nice polyester rug yarn I found in a stored away stash a couple of weeks ago. (That stuff is like trying to crochet with baling twine. Ish.) Don't cha think its place in front of the washer in the garage classes up the area tremendously? It's the little things that make me happy.
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