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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Spring...where are you?

Good afternoon dear friends. 
I'm sorry for taking so long to post again...you know how life gets in the way....

I hope you had a lovely Easter and that Spring has sprung where you live.  We continue to be cool with occasional snow showers and below normal temps...so much for global warming...it ain't happening here in the Finger Lakes of NYS.  Since I can't be working in the gardens outside, I have been quilting, and occasionally creating items for my Etsy shop. 

This past Christmas, our son and DIL, Drew and Maria, gave me the pattern for A Primitive Garden Quilt, which I have long admired.  It's a huge undertaking, with hand-stitched wool applique designs on each block...all of varying sizes.  Here is a stock photo of the quilt, followed by the blocks I have done so far.  I'm having a ton of fun creating them, and will go back to add a few embellishments here and there as time allows.  I'd love to add some bugs and other critters.

I'm changing up some of the birds for interest.... in Block #4 instead of two crows, I added a Baltimore Oriole and a hummingbird.  I'm working on a chickadee for Block #6, which I am stitching now.  I'll be sure to share my progress with you as I complete the blocks.

If you are interested in sewing along with me, and other gals, head over over the Primitive Garden Facebook page..we'd love to have you stitch with us.  I'm co-administrator of the group, so pop on over and check it out...if only for the inspiration!  

Have a beautiful day!

Block #1

Block #2

Block #3

Block #4

Block #5

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Solomon 2:11-12


  1. That quilt pattern is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing yours. We are having really cold weather here, and wishing for warmer temperatures. I remember Basil the Bunny and the Garden Angel doll challenges. Would you consider hosting another doll challenge? Prim blessings.

  2. We are getting a few days of spring today thru saturday. Then cold again.I'm excited to get some gardening in too. The quilt is beautiful so much handwork.It will truly be a heirloom.~Amy


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