Sunday, March 8, 2009

Spring, Where Be Ye?

Something's wrong here. Yesterday was the day we turned our clocks ahead, and this is what we saw when we woke up. Then last night, there was hail and lightning!
Is this really March?
We slipped and slid on the way to church this morning, but by the time we finished singing for both services, everything was beginning to melt. But after a nice walk this afternoon, we'd barely stepped inside when it began to hail like crazy again. At this rate I'll never get the roses pruned!
At least it's not SNOW!
However, this kind of weather makes for good stitching time. I started a couple of new projects, finished a couple more, and finally got around to doing this block. One of my quilting friends brought a number of partially finished blocks done by hand by her deceased sister. Our group has decided to finish the blocks and use them for a Ronald McDonald quilt in her honor. (A few years ago our group did a similar quilt for a member's daughter, and we all learned an easy way of preparing the "plates" for appliquing. We stitch the plate to a piece of very light-weight stabilizer right sides together, remove most of the stabilizer, turn it right side out and stitch onto the background. This technique works well on other shapes also.) Next comes the scottie block! Stay tuned.
Dresden Plate

6 comments:

Dee said...

Well, you know what they say. March comes in like a lion.

Your yard looks very pretty with the snow.

Kathy said...

Spring is coming!
This blog I follow wrote: When there has been 2 or three days of sunny, warmer weather, we are startled to notice buds on the trees. We wonder where those came from and whether they will survive the next cold snap. When we step outside early in the morning, the birds are shrieking and we wonder to ourselves when they departed. Like some relationships and many passions, we often don't notice they've left us until they return. I always think of spring-time as life renewing itself.

Her Husband says "it is just nature's way of making you glad you didn't kill yourself when it got so cold, dark and miserable."

Remember Spring is coming. :)

Your block is pretty too. Spring like don't you think?

Rian said...

O my goodness! Unbelievable. Global warming, I'm sure...

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Judy! I'm with you about the weird weather! We went from hot and humid to very cool, the cool and super windy - think we're getting the wind from cyclone Hamish without the rain that would make it worth suffering through the wind! Every time I walk out the door, I end up looking like a dandelion - hair straight out from my head!! Not a good look! I want a bit more warm weather before I'll feel ready to cope with cold, but my birthday (next week) is always a bit of a 50/50 bet as to whether we celebrate indoors or out! Maybe we could all just have some mild weather for a while to relax!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Plays with Needles said...

March is always this unpredictable in Maryland. In like a lion, out like a lamb...we have 66 degrees today with a promise for more 30 degree weather over the next six days. I kind of like it's unpredictability!

Barbara C said...

The colors in you block are so beautiful: maybe they'll lure the spring in for you. Your dinosaur sweater is so cute. I Iove the way the points (or whatever they're called) extend onto the sleeve.