I wish you were here and we could share some coffee or tea and eat something yummy and just chat about random things like friends do when they're together. I'm going to picture that as I write to you today. This weekend I was cleaning out a closet and discovered the vintage dress I had purchased for my daughter awhile back. It's the perfect Easter dress for my mannequin. Now all she needs is a hat!
I picked up some adorable baby chicks at JoAnn's Fabrics the other day. The perfect companions for my swan. I decorate this vintage mirror with the swan for the seasons. What you can't see from the picture is that the swan is covered in glitter, oh so pretty.
Over the weekend I put the binding on this quilt that I made for my dining room table this past Christmas. My table is 96 inches long and I started smiling thinking about the person that will find this in a flea market someday and think how oddly the bed must have been shaped. I have been quilting for many years but continually amaze myself at how I don't remember important quilting facts. I don't prewash my fabrics. I like the sizing in the material. I can't stand washing, drying, and ironing the dickens out of fabric to get it like new again. But, in this case, when you are making a table quilt to the exact specifications of the table, it's important. Obviously cotton fabric shrinks and thus the quilt is smaller than I would have liked but in the end, no one will notice but me (and you when you come to visit...)
The Amish put mistakes in their quilts on purpose. They do this because only God is perfect. Of course I agree with the reasoning but I never have to purposely put a mistake in my quilts, they get there on their own. I used up a lot of material in my stash and was tickled to tears about it. I will put it away for next Christmas and look forward to the joy it will bring me when I pull it out again.
Before you go today, come take a walk with me to the garden. Look what I found! A crocus survived the snow on Saturday. Hope does spring eternal!