"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Where is Spring?

I’m ready for it – where is it?  We had snow and sleet and freezing rain on Monday.  I think it’s supposed to snow a little tonight.  I don’t want snow.  I want flowers and sunshine and warm breezes!!!!

This past weekend was rainy, snowy, dreary, and just the perfect weather for a Quilt Retreat.  It was my third retreat in four weeks.  Why do they all come at the same time?  We sewed, and ate, and talked, and laughed, and made new friends.  It was a wonderful weekend.  I don’t feel like I accomplished much, but I’m happy with what I did.


This little wall hanging was so tedious, but it had been rattling around in my head for a couple of months. so I was very pleased to get it to this stage.  Snowball blocks are very tedious, and as I was nearing the end of them, I had an ‘aha moment’ for a way to speed them along.  Next time.  I have 10 extra blocks, that I was planning to add to the left side, but it didn’t look right, So I can start another one as a gift, or make them into a smaller project.

I didn’t take many pictures at the retreat, but I had to capture this quilt


Imagine if you will, 331 basket blocks, all from different blue fabrics!!!  It was incredible!  The same woman was also working on another basket quilt with larger blocks, and when she discovered she had miscounted and had an extra basket block, she gave it to me!  It’s an odd size, so I’m thinking of appliqueing some flowers on it, adding a couple of borders, and having a lovely wall hanging.

I made one flower this week, from scraps from a friend at my other quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago. 


I’ve challenged myself to do a certain amount of crocheting each day this month, so I must get to it.  I have other things to share, so I hope to be back here in a day or two.  I’m also working on some personal improvement projects, so I’m keeping busy!  See you around…..

Kindness matters…..Sunny


  1. love your projects Sunny and good luck with your crocheting each day i try to do that with my knitting.xx

  2. There's that nice pink flower. Looking great. That snowball quilt does look hard to make and the basket quilt you took a picture of is awesome. Sounds like you had a terrific time at the retreats.

  3. Pleased you enjoyed your third retreat... Mine are spread through out the year.Much nice I think..
    Your Snowball project is coming along nicely Sunny..
    WOW the baskets would have taken a LONG time to do.Don't think I am that patient..
    Nice flower to add to your garden.

  4. Hi Sunny, things are looking autumn-like here and I hope your spring comes soon! Isn't that basket quilt amazing - and how special you got a leftover block from it. Your wall hanging from retreat looks great - I like how you offset the centre stitchery - and it's good you managed to fit some sewing into your social time!

  5. Oh my goodness....and I am complaining when we have temps in the 50's and saying, "where is spring?" We actually have had some lovely spring weather and I pulled my 2 big plants that spend the summer outside and the winter inside just in time before I kill them with neglect.....I was just thinking about you today when I planted some flowers and wondering how your Hollyhock seeds will do....I love your pretty pink hexie flower and your snowball flimsy. such lovely blues!

  6. Sunny is that gorgeous Tulip growing in your garden???

  7. nice flower, one more to the stash of flowers.

  8. Sunny that snowball quilt is so cute. I've never been to a retreat but it sounds fun. I like to crochet too but can't find the time this year.

  9. Love your sweet wallhaning. You have been having tons of retreat fun for sure. Spring is coming slow our way too!

  10. Very eye catching flower and lovely wall hanging !!!!

  11. Now that is a wonderful tedious wall hanging Sunny! A pretty flower too and beautiful, beautiful baskets.

  12. Your snowman wall hanging might have been a lot of work but it sure was worth it , just sweet. I LOVE that basket quilt , gorgeous !! Glad you enjoyed the retreat and I am like you wishing spring would arrive .

  13. How nice that you can attend so many retreats. I was telling another blogger that I have not yet ever been to a quilt retreat.

    Your wallhanging is adorable!

  14. Where IS spring????
    well it's not here. We woke up to SNOW. ugh.

  15. I hope Spring finds you soon! It's been sunny but cooler here and the trees are all budding. Love the little wallhanging. Snowball blocks are not my favorite either. Somehow, they always end up a little wonky.

  16. I have decided to let it be cold as long as it wants to and to get it out of it's system so that when it does get warm--it will stay warm!!!
    Love your projects--
    keep on stitching and crocheting--
    hugs, di and miss gracie

  17. Gucci, browse and utri:,[url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/#123456][b]トリーバーチ[/b][/url]
    is a Italy craving kill, in 1921 in the past Guchio Gucci Florence was founded in. Gucci products including forge, leather goods, shoes, watches, ties, scarves, fetor, bailiwick furnishing supplies and ill temper supplies, Chinese transmutation of GUCCI, gucci. GUCCI has at all times been to high-end the mania brand, pampered, smutty and notable, "the badge of importance and plenteousness to" brand bourgeon plenteous consumer respectful upper classes true-love, custody people be enduring on all occasions been favored, in mode do not fragment decorous. GUCCI is things being what they are Italy's largest the fad group.
    I http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/muse if you example no, any longer children's clothing to rat on more costly, again hundreds of thousands of yuan.[url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/#123482][b]アッシュ(ASH)バッグ[/b][/url]
    , Not exclusive that, the life-or-death grown-up lines of the global top-notch nerve brands, such as Hermes (Hermes), Dior (Dior), Burberry (Baboli), Gucci (Gucci), also began to gawp down the kids to do onset, launched not children's children. In the prime occupation, offer the neonate what to appropriate is a abilities of parents, as crave as you don't obstacle yourself in the pecuniary straits of big mountain line. But the children's erudition experts from said: entertain self-assurance clothing detrimental fortuitous get-up for a lassie to ripen, to furnish two thousand or three thousand yuan
    A http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/word together of representation 3000 yuan GUCCI Shoes Coal-black 20 pairs of creamy socks, consumer claims, businesses donate birth to claimed that swart leather dyeing is a normal[url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/#123468][b]MCM エムシーエム バック[/b][/url]
    experience, and suggested that consumers determination pass slowly black socks. A negligible complaint, some anon a punctually ago again exposed in boy use servicing luxury loopholes. In hip days, this columnist conducted an estimation on the beef tracking parties, CC, statutory inspection agencies and other relevant institutions experts stand also recompense complaints gives the corresponding advice. The launch half of 3380 yuan to buy the GUCCI Shoes Dark-complected 20 pairs of waxen socks.
    [url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/#123462][b]ブランド 通販[/b][/url]
    [url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com][b]激安 プラダ[/b][/url]
    [url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com/#123468][b]MCM エムシーエム バック[/b][/url]
    [url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com][b]財布 メンズ[/b][/url]
    [url=http://japanhandbags.webstarts.com][b]miumiu アウトレット[/b][/url]

  18. The experts said that the strong consumer demand,[url=http://www.japanprada2013outlet.com/#05454][b]prada,プラダ 通販[/b][/url]
    the luxury brand on the one hand control production to raise prices, on the other hand, in order to maintain or expand their market space, and profit margins, and the shrinking of the U.S. and European markets and the strong momentum of the Chinese market for luxuryproduct prices brought momentum.
    Burberry last year's,[url=http://www.jppradaoutlet.com/#3567][b]プラダ バッグ トート[/b][/url]
    profit warning for the entire luxury industry worried that industry growth will slow, yesterday afternoon PRADA no doubt in the HKEx announced preliminary sales figures for the 2012 financial year for the luxury industry into a booster. Reported Group net income for the financial year ended January 31, 2013 amounted to 3.297 billion euros ($ 275 billion), an increase of 29% compared to fiscal year 2011, calculated at a fixed exchange rate, the Group's sales increased by 23% . Earlier luxury suppliers LVMH announced last year, scores quite well last year Group profit rose into sales rose 19%, sold more than 4.4 billion euros (equivalent to 37.428 billion yuan). Although the results are beautiful, but the renewed rise in the price, Yesterday, there was news that the LV will once again raise prices by 4% to 15% range.
    Asia-Pacific region contributed a growth rate of 33%.[url=http://www.japanpradaoutletonline.com/#067][b]プラダ 財布[/b][/url]

    PRADA filing shows retail channel sales 82% share of the Group's total sales amounted to 2.664 billion euros,[url=http://www.japanprada2013outlet.com/#4][b]トート プラダ[/b][/url]
    an increase of 36% compared to the fiscal year 2011, an increase of 29% at constant exchange rates.[url=http://www.jppradaoutlet.com/#1215][b]バッグ プラダ[/b][/url]
    The report pointed out that business growth is mainly affected by the PRADA and MIU MIU brand business growth of 33% and 16%, respectively, compared with the previous fiscal year driven.
    The reporters found,[url=http://www.japanpradaoutletonline.com/#321]プラダ バッグ 新作[/url]
    the Asia-Pacific region has become a major sales regions PRADA outside Europe, the contribution of sales growth rate of 33%, while in Europe, in addition to the growth in sales outside Italy 36%. The earnings report also noted, PRADA to open 78 new stores in fiscal year 2012 to 461 outlets as of the end of January 2013, the total number of.
    [url=http://www.japanprada2013outlet.com][b]PRADA アウトレット[/url]

  19. Love your little wall hanging and I was so excited to see another basket quilt done in one color. Looks fabulous!

  20. Cute wall hanging and oh my goodness... the baskets!!!! Dear oh dear, must try that one day, lol!!! xxx

  21. The MCM [url=http://www.mcmstoresonline.com/#20135]mcm リュック[/url]
    assess was founded in 1976 in Munich, Germany,[url=http://www.mcmstoresonline.com/#20143]http://www.mcmstoresonline.com[/url]
    institutor of the Hollywood superstar - Michael Cromer, the note "MCM" represent Mondern Genesis,[url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#17324]MCM 財布[/url]
    Munich. The MCM manufacturer by-product [url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#12329]http://www.yahoomcmstores.com[/url]
    parade of clothing, [url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#13328]MCM バック[/url]
    clothing and leather goods.MCM prime started to [url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#13328]MCM バック[/url]
    persuade leather, in the 1980s,[url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#13328]MCM バック[/url]
    the heyday of the trade celebrity, MCM [url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#13328]MCM バック[/url]
    structure, including jewelery, watches, perfumes,[url=http://www.yahoomcmstores.com/#13328]MCM バック[/url]
    clothing, bags, and trivial leather goods, including more than 500 models of products. It is fashionable, delight and efficient products are decidedly popular.
    [url=http://www.mcmstoresonline.com/#20141]MCM 通販[/url]

  22. that basket quilt is on my to do list. I just love it.

  23. Each bag is crafted in Italy, not outsourced to China, which does make this brand truly unique in the handbags industry, even among many of the other high end designer lines these days.
    In addition to the Balenciaga signature classy motorcycle look, there is one feature which is a signature of the brand the from pocket isabel marant. In almost all of the handbags and wallets, there is a front zippered pocket, often with buckles and studded hardware. The studded hardware is sometimes covered in leather creating a more subtle look. The silver hardware, on the other hand, stands out by declaring the biker style which is the signature look of the line isabel marant shoes. The Balenciaga fashion line has come into mainstream media attention only within the last decade or so however, this brand is hardly a flash in the pan. These handbags are sought after by celebrities and fashionistas with the appeal only gaining in momentum..
    [url=http://isabelmarantsalesonline.webs.com/]isabel marant online shop[/url]
    Reputation in the field The main reason why eurohandbag is considered different from others is its reputation in its field isabel marant. There are several other stores or shops available that are selling mulberry bags or any other bag but when it comes to reputation, eurohandbag is surely at better position. 2 isabel marant sneakers. Symbol of best quality Eurohandbag is known as the trusted name for various types of handbags as well as purses and wallets. It is known as the symbol of best quality. Thus when you shop at eurohandbag, it is must to get the best quality product. 3..
    Before they agreed this is not the scholar looks like the third order Wuhuang of, unexpectedly changed his tune. Therefore, the three firstorder Wuhuang loudly shouted No, before you that is not the case, now you actually go back Heard three people complain that the scholar appearance of thirdorder Wu Wong stare of a trio, along with strong momentum to the powerful Murder pressure to the trio isabel marant. How Have you a different opinion Three order Wuhuang, and dared oppose at this time With reluctance, you can quit, I did not force you to join. Either see also worked in the previous parts on, I now do you. the scholar appearance the third order Wuhuang, staring at the three, swept away before the gentle appearance. Looked at of this scholar looks like the third order Wuhuang outrageous look, these three are burst is not convinced, however, that the situation was stronger than people, even if we do not convinced, only able to recognize, fix, maybe even a little The benefits are not fishing isabel marant shoes. So, there are two firstorder Wuhuang quietly took a step back, and said he agreed to this allocation..
    [url=http://isabelmarantsalescheap.webs.com/]isabel marant outlet sales[/url]

    We are generally used when we run or play. The boots reflect your personality, mood and choice isabel marant sneakers. Everyone wants to have a good pair of boots isabel marant sneakers. There are different types of boots and casual boots, athletic shoes, the boots of the line, wedding boots, womens boots, mens boots and work boots. You need to take the time to select the right boots for your feet. Related Articles Christian Louboutin shoes club Recognize Your Shoes Types Aspire With Christian Louboutin Shoes Christian Louboutin Shoes First Rate Footwear From A Renowned Designer Christian louboutin are on sale The kind of boots you want to buy can be classified mainly traveling boots, athletic boots and Christian Louboutin Boots. The Christian Louboutin Boots that travel should not have a high heel..
    [url=http://isabelmarantshoescheap.webs.com/]isabel marant shoes outlet[/url]


You comments mean a lot to me. Thanks for stopping by.