tiny appearance

whoa, I almost forgot how to do this!  I took an accidental break that turned into an intentional break from blogging.  Hope you are still out there now that I am back.

This is where I have shared all the little things I see around me, as well as my creations.  But along came Instagram.  I can snap a pic, post it, and get all kinds of interaction. boom.  So do I post the same stuff here? just with more detail? hmm.  we’ll see.

I have heard that rhododendrons and azaleas will sometimes bloom twice in a year, given the right environment. This morning in my backyard, I spotted something on my Azalea…

DSC04151On further inspection, look at ALL those buds!  Maybe this will be a full show.

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I don’t know what I did, but suspect that neglect thru a very dry summer, and then more attention in the last while has reset the plant. Fun!

About mid-July I finally finished My Canada quilt.  Hooray.

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I probably mentioned this before, but there is LOTS of quilting in there.  Even trees quilted into the blank space around the trees. And oh crap, look at the peeks of red fabric and thread showing thru.  Too late to fix that.  Character, right?

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And I couldn’t find plain striped red and white fabric so I went with this one for the binding, and I’m pretty happy with it.

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This was gonna be great at the Saanich fair.  I had the entry form printed and ready, but neglected to look at the submission deadline until 1 day too late. Man, was I bummed out.  Maybe next year.

I have 4 quilts planned/ due in the next 4 months, so there should be lots to show soon.

belated

Happy Easter, yesterday.

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I seem to be a day behind.

The day flew by in a flurry of chocolate and sunshine.  We do a brunch and egg hunt with friends from B’s baby group(that’s 10 years running). Waffles, bacon, strawberries and whipped cream.  And coffee with a slurp of Bailey’s!  My mouth is watering.

Easter to me has so many connotations.  Christian celebration of Christ reborn; chocolate eggs; and most resonant with me is the rebirth of nature and all that comes with it.  Bright green buds appear everywhere.

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New babies arrive. ( this is my mom’s photo)Image may contain: tree, sky, grass, outdoor and nature

And flowers galore appear everywhere you look.

Walking anywhere is a pleasure to the eyes and nose.  Fragrant blooms, fresh cut grass, Everything seems bright, fresh, and new.

Enjoy a moment to look around, everything seems to be changing daily.  These blooms weren’t in the garden last time I looked!

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