March 21, 2012

Checking in

I finished up 2 of the little quilts.

The broken dishes and the basket are from Kathleen Tracy's books. I did only one basket instead of 4. No time to do the 4.

We have been working in the yard and gardens.It took several days and worth it. Everything looks so good and getting green.Over night the tulips and daffodils grew a couple inches. Over night the leaves popped out on the curly willow and the bridal wreath bush (spirea).I am ready to plant garden but it is way to early for veg. gardens in Iowa. Our last frost date is May 15th.
I did bring a few plants out of the greenhouse.

 The ferns did very well in there this winter. I will take them in when it gets cold again.

 I cut some branches off the forsythia and brought them in a week ago. The bush is already in bloom.The spring rain has taken off some of the blossoms.I am linking to Tootsie Time,

I have had a few nights waking early in the morning. One morning I had a rose in my mind I decided to draw. Thought I'd share the sketch.

Mr T. wanted a cherry pie,with home made crust not bought at the store, for his birthday today. All went well until the last 5 min. and it ran over. He said no matter it will taste good. Have a great rest of the week and week end.j


Beth said...

Everything looks pretty at your house! I also live in Iowa and it's been an amazing winter and spring so far.

cherry said...

Oh Cherry pie... my favorite I'm on my way I need a piece right
everything is looking so pretty.
hugs, Cherry

Lisa said...

Judy, say Happy Birthday to Mr. HCK for me! Your quilts look wonderful. I'm amazed at how you seem to have gotten sucked right into making them like the rest of us. ;)