Spring Signals Crossed

The day prior to spring ( official spring on the calender )  was cold and dreary…but my little grandson was over here for awhile and while washing dishes ( his favorite activity lately! :) I got a sunny smile.

I had made some envelope back pillow covers for  fall and winter and started to replace them with ones that I made last summer and I finished piecing and machine quilting a cheery new one.

On the first day of spring, ( equally cold and dreary )  two of my sons and the fiancee and all of the children were over here. I made Cellentani pasta with sweet Italian sausage, green pepper, and sauce from my canned tomatoes. The name brand sausage was 4.99 for 5 links! Ditto for a local sausage maker. I decided to forego links and for a third of that cost, just bought some loose sausage that the grocery store makes. Pork and beef prices just keep going up and up…. With curly pasta like this, I can serve what I tell the children is “pizza-pasta” in that right at serving time, I just add some shredded Mozzarella or Provolone to the mix and now there’s some nice melted string-y cheese in there as well. A cherry-apple pie rounded out our dinner.

pie misc collage

The other thing that I’d done was to swap quilts…bringing out the Dresden couch quilt and pillow and I brought out a few Easter decorations.

Easter Decor

I purchased that beautiful little hand-coiled egg basket last year from the shop at 1840 Farm…I got one for myself and one for my mom for Mother’s Day.

The pretty pieced and quilted Easter egg table topper under the basket was a surprise gift from Judy at GrandparentsPlus2.

Friday’s forecast was :

Partly Cloudy
H 53° L 39°
Clouds and sunshine with isolated showers.

I had high hopes for Friday…hoping the showers wouldn’t arrive and that the sunshine would! And with the arrival of this little finch the other day I was sure that spring was right around the corner!

first goldfinch of the season



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It snowed all morning :) Now if you can recall the feeling of the magic of the first snowfall of the season…just roll that over to the first magic of the snowfall of the SPRING season.

I know…it’s harder, huh :)

Squirrel in 1st Snowfall of the Season

I only hope that we have a real spring, whenever it comes, versus summer and the heat arriving too soon.  Here’s wishing you a lovely early spring weekend, whatever your weather is there! :)

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14 Responses to Spring Signals Crossed

  1. Carol Cook says:

    Did you make the Dresden Plate quilt? I have always wanted to make one.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Carol I did : ) I have a post to do about my grandmother’s vintage Dresden….this one of mine was with retro fabrics and what I did was tie the couch quilt, and then do regular quilting on the pillow and a table runner. ( table runner is on the table under that easter basket and mat…just didn’t show it in the pic : )

  2. Thank you for sharing our baskets with your readers. It sounds like you had a wonderful few days with the most important people in your life. I’m so glad that on of our 1840 Farm products could be a small part of your celebration of spring!

    Jennifer from1840Farm

  3. Nana Diana says:

    It looks like Winter/Spring at your place. I am going to haul my daughter’s Easter stuff out tomorrow, I think. Maybe that will cheer us up as we await some sunshine. It has been cold, snowy, dreary here.

    Dresden Plate pattern was my grandmother’s favorite and I have several small quilt pieces she put together of them. They always make me miss her when I look at them. I can still see her stitching away on her old treadle sewing machine that I still have to this day. xo Diana

  4. What a lovely post and handsome grand son and such fun together ~ Beautiful photos ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol

  5. Axiesdad says:

    Beautiful pictures, I hope we can see some with flowers in them soon. Here in Indiana Spring seems to be “slouching toward” us like Yeats’ rough beast. The long range forecast says our first 70+ day won’t arrive until May. At least the yard is starting to show traces of green and the daffodils and tulips are poking their heads out.

  6. Kelly says:

    What great photos! I always enjoy your posts! Love the squirrel!

  7. Joyce says:

    I love the task of bringing out the fresh spring pretty colors and storing away the deep dark things that felt so cozy a mere few months ago!
    Your setting with the lovely basket, placemat, and nested eggs is a breath of fresh air! And I love that Dresden Plate quilt of yours too!
    Happy Spring! (Let’s just keep saying that so “you know what” goes away!)

  8. Gorgeous pictures, Deb!! Love little Sammy all covered in snow. Poor babies, they’re wondering where spring is just like the rest of us! I did a little switcheroo the first day of spring as well. I took in my snowman flag that hangs on our front lamp post and put out my ‘Welcome Spring’ flag with robins and nests. Speaking of birds, I love your little finch!!!

    Enjoy your weekend, Deb!!


  9. BillieBee says:

    Loving the baskets for sure. Our seasons often just skip to summer….yuck….which means humidity here.

  10. Grandma Kc says:

    Getting that one picture of the squirrel in the snow made it worth having to suffer through! I hope today is warmer.

  11. Love your photos and aren’t you the lucky one to have such a great helper. :-) Your decorations are all beautiful.

  12. Balisha says:

    Your little goldfinch is just getting his yellow coat. Love the squirrel with snow on his fur. The sun is out here….but really chilly. Have a nice weekend,

  13. TexWisGirl says:

    the cherry pie made my mouth water. :) we still have goldfinches here in ne tx which seems really late to me. your squirrel is really cute. :)

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