My Lenten Roses are finally blooming! They've been hiding their pretty little heads, shielding their blossoms from the snow and cold weather for about three weeks longer than usual. I am thrilled to see them, and thought I'd share just a few with you today.
I didn't have much time for sewing today, but I made good use of the few minutes that I had. I'm trying out some different free motion quilting on the little piece I shared a snippet of yesterday. That is as much as I was able to accomplish, but at least it's a start, and that puts me over that hurdle. Do you have a difficult time getting started? I always do, and I'm not sure why.
This is the backing fabric for this little piece. I tried out marbling a few years ago, and this is one of my first pieces. I still love it, but thought that the colors were great with the front of this piece...and I think it should remain has a whole cloth piece.
Yesterday afternoon's mail brought a wonderful package of Primroses from my dear Blogger Buddy Elizabeth! She is such a friend!! Elizabeth sent me a similar package last Spring, and for some reason it took a couple of weeks to arrive. BUMMER!! And it was hot, and those poor devils really didn't stand a chance. I planted them anyway, and watered them faithfully, but they haven't come up this year, so I think they didn't survive. As you can see, these little guys are very healthy. I let them sit out in the rain last evening, and then I planted them this morning, surrounded by lots of our compost.
No sooner had I gotten back inside, then the heavens let loose with loud claps of thunder and torrential rains. C laughingly said that he thought he saw the Primroses go floating by his office window, but I don't think so! Anyway, they got a good soaking!
Speaking of Blogger Buddies, Gerrie posted some mossy pictures from a friend's lovely home in Portland, OR this morning. I'll bet we are not far behind her fair city in rainfall over the past 6 months! Several years ago, C and I removed a large number of shrubs in front of our house and had three very large boulders 'planted' there. At the time, we toyed with the idea of trying to grow moss on them....we never got around to it, but Mother Nature has done a fine job on her own!
My Daphne is all budded up and ready to pop: hopefully we'll be enjoying her sweet fragrance next week!
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