When I was in a local fabric store a month ago, I fell in love with a pansy fabric that was marked down to clear it out as there was less than 2m left on the bolt. I was then on the search for the perfect pattern that would allow me to showcase the gorgeous print with minimal cutting. I found the pattern I was looking for in the Dec/Jan 2011 issue of Quick Quilts (page 14 – Manor House designed by Kari Nichols). This one finishes at approximately 53″ x 70″–a perfect lap size.
I am working on the “reward” system right now. If I finish an old UFO, then I get to work on a reward. A reward for me is a simple project – something new – something that will qualify as quick gratification because it is fast – something that I can finish quickly so my reward doesn’t turn into another UFO. This pansy project was my reward for finishing my Christmas Patience Corners to the flimsy stage.
This is what is currently happening outside……..it is snowing! We had a green Christmas, free of any hint of snow, but now it is snowing.
I am currently on vacation so I don’t have to go to work. I don’t have any appointments anywhere. The pantry is fully stocked so I don’t have to go shopping for groceries. I don’t particularly like snow but I am not stressing over it today because I don’t have to drive anywhere!
This is the weather that we woke up to on the morning of April 1st. Yes, that is snow! Although it was April Fool’s Day, this was no joke! They mentioned on the TV news that we have had 5 months in a row where we have had snow. This is very unusual weather for this part of the country. We are tired of snow! By Saturday (April 4) the weather had improved significantly. I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures in the afternoon.
This is where I found the most beautiful and delicate little blue flowers.