I even put up the quilted spring wall hanging (it's called "Garden Trellis) I finished a bit ago. This is a shot from across the kitchen showing the "bare" wall space between the two windows where I keep a seasonal wall hanging.
I think I've taken about twenty shots at different times of the day to show this piece, but I simply cannot get the true colors to come through in a photo. The grayish check you see next to the pink is actually a pretty spring green and white check.
I found the pattern for this piece in a quilting book, but could not get the first two squares to go together after piecing them. I finally figured out the cutting measurements for two of the pieces in the square were incorrectly stated in the pattern. Arrrrgh. I re-cut them making them 1/4" smaller, and they fit.
When my daughter saw this wall hanging in progress, she said something to the effect of, "That doesn't look like something you'd usually make. And you NEVER use pink!"
Working "outside the box" occasionally is supposed to be good for us, right? Well, I did. And I'm not sure I like this piece very much at all.
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This is what my raised garden beds look like this afternoon. I'm so excited (doesn't take much, huh?) to actually see them (mostly) free of snow. And, yes, there's still a bit of snow down on the bottom part of the garden. (Like about a foot.) BUT guess what our forecast is for tonight into tomorrow night? Sigh. Right. Down to 8° tonight, a high of 26° tomorrow and a 70% chance of snow. Southwest of us is forecast to get 10-15" (eeep!), but we're to expect no more than 3-5". (Keeping my fingers crossed we don't get more than that.)
Just for fun (so who's laughing?), take a look at this picture of what we woke up to on this date last year.
See? We could be farther behind on spring weather than we are this year!