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.
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.
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 :
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!
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 :)
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! :)