Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Spring

We made it through another winter.  I had my doubts but here we are - the first day of spring.  Crocuses and hyacinths are blooming, we had our first rain 2 nights ago and there are babies on the farms.  My CoCo and Sunflower have a few more weeks to go but kidding was in full force last week at Caramel Apple Farm.  Kate spent her birthday helping to welcome new goats into the world.  What a great way to turn 8.
Kate and her kid
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Napping babies

Kate turns 8


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Welcome March!

It is still really cold and snowy here in Denver but Spring should officially start in 3 weeks and the local bulbs should push through the snow: first the crocus, then the hyacinths followed by daffodils.  I can plant peas on St Patrick's Day so the gardening will start- providing the earth has thawed.  His Majesty the Tree was sewn thirteen years ago but still fun to look at.  March is the sycamore tree with signs of spring everywhere.  There is a birds nest in the tree of young leaves- lots of leaves with one stitch of ribbon each.  The kitty takes center stage with a needle turn appliqué in the center and an outline stitched in the lower right corner.  Take a closer look:
March block, the Sycamore tree

A cameo button clustered with blooming fascia and grape hyacinths

Butterfly ribbons and flowers

A kitty watches over the young garden

Buttons and tulips

Frisky kitty watches for birds