Tulips in the Valley

One of the sure signs that Spring has arrived is seeing this field of tulips in full bloom.

This year, the tulips are blooming at least 3 weeks behind when they bloomed last year.

Spring has definitely taken its timing arriving in this neck of the woods!

And sadly, this spectacular field of colour is over too soon and we see this:

Looking For Spring

After stitching with the FABs this morning, I headed out to the tulip fields–today is the first day of the local Tulip Festival.

It may be 20 degrees out, but we are still within winter’s grasp as there are no tulips in bloom yet. The owner of the fields told me that by next weekend there would be “some” colour and hopefully within two weeks the fields will be in full bloom. However, he added that it might be longer as there is snow in the forecast for next Thursday!

On the way home, I stopped to take pictures of Mt. Cheam. It is a gorgeous mountain that overlooks our small town. No matter where you are in town, you can get a view of Mt. Cheam.

I managed to find this small plot of daffodils–the only sign that Spring can’t be far off!

Quilter’s Block

Last weekend I was experiencing Quilter’s Block.

Quilter’s block is a lot like writer’s block–a temporary loss of ability to begin or continue quilting, usually due to a lack of inspiration or creativity.

Last weekend I managed to complete two very small projects:

1. I put the binding on my tulip Spiral table center. I think it goes quite well with the quilt I currently have hanging in the dining room.

2. I made a very small table center for St. Patrick’s Day. This table center is made with the same Spiral pattern as the tulip table center above, just smaller–only one round. This is a picture of the table center at my Mother’s house with her shamrock plant, all ready for March 17th.

So this was the best that I could do last weekend–binding a table topper and making a small table center with the fast turn method (no binding).