Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Spring arrived a couple of hours ago.  Or so they tell me.  I don't believe it.  When I look outside my world is covered in snow.  I couldn't even go out and take a photo of my crocuses and snow drops because I couldn't find them.  I only see snow, snow and more snow and snow with squirrel prints in it.

And squirrels in the trees surrounding my home.  There are many of them.  They have already successfully dug up and eaten my tulip bulbs, that tried to show their young, green tips during our last thaw.

It is freezing out!  Last year on this date we had wonderful tropical weather.  I sat outside and enjoyed the spring songs of birds.  Today all I got were cold feet.

But I did manage to see some nice blooms this weekend when we went to Canada Blooms.  Lots of tulips.

And Hellebores, also known as Christmas Roses.  I bought myself one.  It will have to stay inside until the ground can be worked, probably another month or so.  I already have one in my garden, but I just couldn't resist buying another one.  I just love these plants.

So what am I going to do on this frigid, but sunny day?  Quilt of course!  I am still working on my Scrappy Trip quilt.  I only have 3 or 4 more blocks to make.  I am having so much fun with this I think I may have to make another one.

And my first charity quilt, for this year, is ready for quilting.  Got to test my machine some more. That should keep me busy.

Happy Spring!


Peg said...

So nice to have quilts to work on when the weather doesn't cooperate!

Wacky Woman said...

Quilting that quilt will help with that Spring feeling Hetty. I have that naughty squirrel's cousin living here.

Terry said...

I’m beginning to wonder if spring will ever get here! The neighbor and I were just talking about the fact that last year on St. Patrick’s day, we were wearing shorts and t-shirts. This year we needed our insulated coveralls to be outside! LOL

em's scrapbag said...

We also have snow.
Love your scrappy trip!

Anonymous said...

I have very many squirrels but they eat birdseeds together with the birds. Try that, maybe they then let you keep your tulips!