Spring Has Been Postponed

Yes, the calendar does say that today is the first day of spring; I need to postpone it for two reasons.

First of all, my Spring Morning still isn’t wearable. I redid the sleeves and they looked okay –  until I tried them on. I’m not going to bore you with yet another picture of puffy sleeves, needless to say I need to redo them again.

The second reason is that my garden still looks like this…

First day of spring in my garden

First day of spring in my garden

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Spring Morning

In order to start making a dent in the stash I figured that my next project should be a sweater. I thought about this carefully and realized that if I start now I will probably (hopefully!) be finished by late winter or early spring. With that in mind I knew I would want something fresh rather than something that screams middle-of-winter-coziness. Which leads me to this…

The supplies for my Spring Morning

The supplies for my Spring Morning

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Why Do I Do This To Myself?

Some of my favourite garden publications

Some of my favourite gardening publications

It’s January and it’s well below freezing outside. There’s at least three, probably four, months until I can get into my garden. So why can’t I stop looking at garden pictures? I do this every winter, I miss the garden so much I can almost feel the heat of the sun and smell the soil – ask me if I think of it so fondly when I’m actually pulling weeds in the spring! In the mean time, my amaryllis has a second bud on it, so there’s that to look forward to.

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Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

After completing my Beatnik I decided to reward myself with a few hexipuffs. Technically, the Beekeeper’s Quilt is on my WIP list, so I’m not actually cheating. But I’m trying to work on projects with an end in sight first so I can cross them off the list. I think from this point onwards I’m going to use hexipuffs as a reward for completing other WIPs.

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Seasonal Hexipuffs

I based these seasonally inspired hexipuffs on Maple Wool Farm’s jacaranda tree pattern, just changing the colours where appropriate.