Blooms & Little Baskets

I saw a funny meme on Facebook today with Forrest Gump showing astonishment.  The text said ” The snow melted and then it was 80 degrees.!” 

We went from cold weather to   77 degrees then on to two 85 degree days here in Southwestern PA.

Those two days felt like July, and were hard to adjust to. Rain is moving in and we’ll have a cool off and more spring-like temperatures.

My crab apple tree has bloomed and my youngest son’s dog is jumping at an 8 foot high branch that he reached last fall and we had to saw off…

Pit Bulls just love to jump!

The pink blooms have turned over to white and when a breeze kicks up it begins to ‘snow’ blossoms all over the yard :)

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month is rose or pink. I appliqued two gold baskets for April’s color and moved on to some pink little baskets for May. Hand quilting on my Rose of Sharon certainly fits in with the pink / rose theme for the month as well :)

See what other Rainbow Scrappers are up to at So Scrappy on Saturdays and join us Slow Stitchers at Kathy’s Quilts on Sundays.

You might also enjoy : Vintage Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt 

Projects Progress & Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Projects Progress ( or lack thereof on some :)

While I’ve been good about keeping up with some of my projects that follow the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month, I’ve lagged behind on this one.  Back in January I chose a block and decided to title the project as “Blend”.

I wanted to do three blocks per month and in the collage below you can see that I made my blue ones.  ( I just pulled the collage from a January post )

Well, the RSC color for February was purple, and March’s is green. And while I did work on some purple and green things, they were not any “Blend” blocks.

Finally I have gotten around to a purple one and quite late, though I had the fabric pulled for three of them ages ago.  And what’s been distracting me so much is the EPP Starflowers project that I’d started on a whim and they are addictive for some reason.  I completed a gold one, have begun connecting some more and am working on another. I’ll probably be working on finishing that one up and possibly more connecting work for Slow Sunday Stitching. 

Still, I have some GREEN for this week as well :)   While 3 of the grands had an in-service day at school on Friday, these two did not. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Photo courtesy of my DIL prior to school on Friday morning :)

Meanwhile this week we had cold weather and bands of snow showers moving in every day but today! I thought it would be fun to take a look back to other March posts from around this time and found quite the variety in weather and events :)

I found everything from heavy snowfalls to spring weather, puppies to kids to quilting to pretty birds. It was a nice visit.  You can view it all here : THIS MARCH AND A LOOK BACK. 

Kanga Happy

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