Flower Basket Border Progress & RSC Blend Blocks

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color for the month of April is yellow.  It goes along with my poor droopy and sad daffodils that tried to welcome spring and succumbed to too much cold, snow, heavy rains, wind, etc.

We warmed up a bit towards the end of this week though Thursday was incredibly windy, with some local power outages.

I managed to piece my 3 yellow blocks for my “Blend” project this month and get them sewn on to the others, and here they are on the laundry line.

I hope to applique some yellow Little Baskets during the rest of the month and perhaps get back to my Airship Propeller blocks as well, though at this point I need to lay them all out and determine what colors are needed and what are not, etc.

I did make some progress on the latest border of the Flower Basket Medallion quilt…I added my ‘boy bird’… see how the girl is prettier…and more leaves and berries. I will have to prep more leaves for further applique which I hope to do for Slow Sunday Stitching time this weekend.

( The actual border is a bit longer than this photo but I am just showing progress thus far )

You might also enjoy : A Visit to the Springhouse ( lots of lovely antiques )

Vintage appliance entry to springhouse

Sharing at So Scrappy and Kathy’s Quilts

Slow Stitching, Twins & Dogs

We had a round of snow early Friday morning….enough for a school delay. Before my DIL brought the kids down to me, she took this photo of the twins.

How cute are these shirts!

For those of you that may have twins in your family I asked where she’d purchased them ( if online somewhere ) but they were custom made by a friend from church.

My youngest son’s birthday is on Sunday and we’ll all go out to dinner. On Friday night he went out with friends and left Koopa here. On Saturday afternoon the middle son, DIL, and the kids took Koopa and their dog Merle ( both are young ) a few blocks down to the fields behind the American Legion to let them run. They have some launcher for balls and the dogs run and run and run but in this case, my DIL sent a photo of them attempting to play tug of war with a “stick” that might have been a wee bit too big for them :)

( This is the same area that I showed not too long ago which was flooded / HERE )

While Koopa and Merle play non-stop when they are together, my dogs are old and he’s very adaptable. He just cuddles up. Here, he and Jugsy are snuggled up in a patch of sunlight in the dining room.

They were at my feet when I was sewing at the dining room table. I finished up two more Little Baskets, using Angela’s  Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month suggestion.

I generally try to join up with others on Sundays at Kathy’s Quilts where she hosts Slow Sunday Stitching.  There’s a nice variety of handwork to view and enjoy every Sunday, ranging from quilting activities to embroidery, cross stitch, knitting, etc.

I have a number of things that I can work on. I started another EPP Starflower, I have an applique block to finish prep work on, and I am ready to move the hoop and mark some more fans on Rose of Sharon in regards to hand quilting, which I’ve not touched for a good week. Hopefully I can work a bit on all of them or at least one, as the mood strikes! :)

Meanwhile, Easter is coming up….if you are planning menus or looking for a special dessert,  here’s one that I have had great success with :)

Raspberry Coffee Cake ; a Recipe Winner