was just around the corner ... sun and balmy weather ...
That was all the plum tree needed to burst into bloom.
Well, Monday turned blustery and the cold rains returned. If my cell phone is telling the truth, it will be Saturday before the sun returns.
I guess the two birthdays are now official.
There are several all white daphne bushes in this plot but they have yet to open ... maybe because they have no birthdays to celebrate.
Anyway, between these two bloomers, the air is sweetly scented. I could walk down the street with my eyes shut and know when I have reached home.
Benefits of cold rainy days ... the next I-Spy is now finished, quilted, bound, and labeled. It turned out 46" x 56.5 inches or 177cm. x 144cm. I think a useful size.
If the sun comes out on Saturday as predicted, I will try to get a better picture before I pass it to it's new owner on Sunday.
Interestingly, the backing is a rather fine stripe that was given me by a friend. I rather hesitate to use fabrics that might show off my crooked quilting, but this one turned out with all the rows of in-the-ditch stitching matching the stripes ... more luck than planning ... but pleasing to me.
SO.... Time to plan the next baby quilt. The lid on my "kid-friendly"prints bin is still too tight for comfort and the babies keep arriving. With a cathedral window challenge on the horizon, I am wondering what kind of I-Spy I could make with that setting....