Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring is Sprung!

Or I should say Mud Season has arrived in the Adirondacks. There's not a bit of snow left on the ground and the Deer River iu our back yard is doing its annual rage.

It is so sunny today that I got out my first load of laundry on the line since last year. I have spent two trips and two days trying to pull together the prints for Carly's dress. I need three. In a perfect world I would have a large floral, a small dot and a stripe. Because my inspiration fabric was the mint/raspberry piece in the middle it was difficult to find coordinates. I am hoping these work.

I am also having second thoughts about the knot dress. The little ruffly number pillowcase type dress I made Sophie last year is really cute too so that may  be it. I will spend this afternoon going through my girly patterns and see what hits me. Its way too muddy to work in the yard and I will get a long walk in after so no guilt about going into the cave on such a glorious day. 
I spent time this morning felting and foiling. I am still waiting for something to gel. The purple boucle I purchased a couple of weeks ago felts beautifully. Do I dare? Not sure. I have figured out a couple of ways to foil, one keeping the foil shinier and the other making it more part of the textile.

  

On the left you can see a bow out of felted pink wool. Playing with that idea too. I love it on the orange wool I got recently and felted as well.

So as Spring springs, I am dawdling between projects, neither one turning on my sewing OCD. But I will forge through, just like these daffodils, and know it will all happen in the end. Happy Spring!....Bunny


9 comments:

  1. A river at the bottom of your garden! I'd love that. Our daffadolies are already up and the cherry trees are in blossom here in the UK.

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  2. Our daffodils are at their peak right now...a full month earlier than last year. I cleaned out the tulip bed yesterday, as the leaves are about 8 inches tall already. An early Spring...but we could use some rain! I'm looking at the big fat flower buds on the dogwood and the pear trees...and it makes me worry. A heavy frost will do 'em in.

    I loved the knot dress...and I can't wait to see what you come up with for the other. Kinda makes me wish I had a munchkin to sew for!

    Kathy

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  3. Wow the river is spectacular I would love that too - Mike and I are currently looking for land overlooking a river in Suffolk in the UK so we can build our house - hour daffodils are now flowering which is lovely to see.

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  4. Tulips rising - love it. Thank you for your comment!

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  5. Such hopeful and pretty pictures of your yard! Thanks for sharing them. We are a bit behind you-the warm corners have bulbs peeping up and the groundcovers are starting to green up. But it is still barren limbs and greyish green grass. Soon....

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    1. I didn't realize you lived in the Adirondacks. It's so pretty up there. My extended family has some summer homes at Schroon Lake - is that near you? I'm hoping to get up there one of these days since one of the houses was just completely re-done to be year-round and I'd love to see it.

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    2. Schroon Lake is a bit further south from here. We are at the northernmost edge of the Adirondack Park, 20 minutes to Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The Adirondacks are an area of over 6 million acres so its easy to be in it and not be too close. Let me know if you are ever up here. I would love to hook up.

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  6. Spring is here, too! Time to brave the mud!

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  7. I think you have Spring Fever!! Me, too!! It has been soooooo nice here this week & it looks like we're in for another full week of warm weather. I can't bear to be inside during the day.

    Your felting projects are very intriguing & that pink bow on the orange is very fresh looking!

    Hugs,
    Rett

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