Indoors & Out : Sewing & Blooms

The Rainbow Scrap challenge color for May is Pink. I English Paper Pieced a pink Star Flower and appliqued it. Two more Star Flowers that had already been sewn awhile back were also appliqued.  The Rose of Sharon quilt saw a bit more hand quilting progress here and there over the past week.

Linking up to So Scrappy for RSC Saturday and Kathy’s for Slow Stitching Sunday

Now for a bit of purple…the lilac bush is slowly coming in to bloom and my first little iris is beginning to open.

Just a few blooms remain on the crabapple tree:

Koopa is still running around it and jumping at the branches.

He’ll do a few runs and jumps around the tree then dash across the  yard to run up to me on the porch, then back to the tree he goes.

He’s here for the duration / thanks for all the support in regards to my last post :)

Meanwhile I wonder how much sewing I’ll get in for awhile, between the grass and weeds growing like mad and this book! :)

This is a TOME! It is about 9 x 11 with small print covering every page and it not for the faint of heart unless you are really in to this stuff. I am, though and thus far I find it fascinating.

“At over 540,000 words, this lengthy and eclectic treatise is considered to be one of the greatest ever produced in the field of esotericism.”

She delves in to ancient religions and societies and how they affected or influenced the religions and secret societies of today. While I am familiar with some of the material due to other writers or documentaries on You Tube, etc. much is new to me and highly detailed. I foresee many hours of reading out on the porch with pen and highlighter in hand :)

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21 Responses to Indoors & Out : Sewing & Blooms

  1. Karen Beigh says:

    The picture of the crabapple blossom is gorgeous!

  2. Karen says:

    I have not seen any lilac’s blooming this year – there are only a few places that have them around here and I guess the winters do not get cold enough long enough as some years there will be blossoms if we had extra cold long spells and other times none. I always loved them when I was growing up in WI and when we lived in Idaho we have purple and white bushes – the smell! divine

  3. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Your quilting is looking lovely! What a treat when those lilac buds open–mine don’t even have leaves yet!

  4. be says:

    Dogs, spring, and weather are all blessings you need. We are all walking and praying with you.

  5. FlowerLady says:

    I love the crabapple blossoms also.

    Happy living life, one day at a time ~ FlowerLady

  6. Joy McDonald says:

    Your rose of Sharon is just lovely, as is your crabapple blossom!! xx

  7. Ha ha that crazy Koopa, like my crazy poodle their antics are endlessly entertaining, dare I ask why he’s jumping?! Or is the answer Just because he can?!
    Beautiful to see your flowers bursting forth to give you some cheer.
    Wren x

  8. Kyle says:

    Don’t you love the colors of spring? :0)

  9. Pretty blocks and quilting, Deb! I also enjoyed your photos of all the blooms. Isn’t it a pretty time of year? I went back and read your previous post, and just wanted to say I’m sending positive thoughts your way for your son’s recovery.

  10. Margie Miller says:

    Your handwork is lovely, as usual. And so are your flowers.

  11. Melanie says:

    Aren’t spring flowers the best? Everything here in Illinois has finally exploded into bloom and it’s just glorious. It’s almost like you forget what it looks like every winter and you’re amazed every spring all over again. That Koopa is hilarious with his jumping at the tree. That book…wow! It sounds so fascinating. I’m going to look it up online to read more about it and then see if one of the three libraries I frequent has it.

  12. Monty Bear says:

    Love the way you organize your blog

  13. Dawn says:

    Good for you to dive into a deep book this spring.
    Your quilting is really pretty.
    The flowers are gorgeous, we are weeks behind so your photos are greatly appreciated.

  14. Christa says:

    Koopa is hysterical! My lilac is not blooming this year. I don’t know what went wrong :( . I went back and read your previous post. I am sending positive thoughts your way for your son’s recovery. I hope the flowers in your garden help cheer you up a bit.

  15. Your blooms are ahead of mine, and I haven’t even turned on my sewing machine in weeks. :-)

  16. Gail says:

    Your blooms are a bit ahead of ours…I have tulips, azaleas and primroses at the moment. So nice to see your quilted blooms each week too.

  17. Sarah says:

    Lots of lilac in full bloom in the uk! Your pink stitching is very pretty.

  18. After a long, cold winter it’s so lovely to see everything blooming again! Your blossom photo was just gorgeous.

  19. Joyce says:

    The topic of your book sounds fascinating, but it’s a little too much for me. Nevertheless, study of the Egyptian ancient culture is a journey into a world that The History Channel believes was influenced by contact with otherworldly aliens. I’ve seen some convincing evidence on those shows!

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