Sunday, May 17, 2015


Yesterday, was a nice day here, but I did spend part of it at our last guild UFO day where I worked on cutting and sewing a new cover for the deck swing. Later, we had dinner out with family to celebrate the 99th birthday of a great aunt.
Before dinner, I went for a short spin on my bike along my usual snowshoe trail. I was able to bike along most of the more open spots except for this section.

The leaves are just beginning to bud and the ground cover is still pretty sparse. Spring colors are appearing if one looks carefully. Love the color in this new little fir tree!

There are pretty little things. The catkins on the dogwood are open.

Today, I spent my short time in my studio happily and mindlessly meandering back and forth on the background piece for the tulips.

No matter how I tried, I could not get all the sparkly bits to show.

Now, I need to decide how I will applique the tulips.They have fusible on the back but I'm wondering if the color in the background might show through. Also, I would like to have some extending beyond the background edges and I need to think about the best way to do that.


Eileen Gidman said...

The background is lovely even one it's own. Looks like a dreamy landscape.

Mereknits said...

Ninety nine that is just an amazing age. Love the background of your tulip piece.

Mystic Quilter said...

I agree with Eileen, the background is lovely.
Your trail looks so inviting wandering off through the trees.

Threadpainter said...

And here I have been complaining endlessly that spring, in Ontario, was decidedly late ! My lilacs are finally blooming and the temps are on & off ... but I see that snow is still prevalent in your neck of the woods.
I lived in Coxheath, NS for 15 mos., 40 yrs ago, and have forgotten the lengthy winter we had there ... wishing you perfect biking weather soon ;)
Loving the colours of your tulip quilt !