Hi there! Our yard continues to produce Spring flowers so hopefully Winter won't rear it's ugly head and we can glide right into the fair seasons. The pretty little tulips in bloom in one of my pots opened up yesterday as it was so warm and sunny.
I think I should plant more tulip bulbs!
The Skimmia Japonica is full of fragrant flowers.
We have several blooms open on the Star Magnolia!
The bud pods on this tree are fuzzy and cute.
We have a Quince bush that is hidden behind other shrubs and trees and is right out the windows of our master bedroom. They will be open soon!
And most exciting of all.. the lilacs are budded out! This is one of my two dark purple ones, I have several common lavenders and one double white. Oh the bouquets I will have soon!
And now.. my new basket of yarn for a project that I've wanted to do for a long time now. Colorful "flowers" with a white background. The pattern I'm following is called "Flowers in the Snow" by Solveig from the blog Sols(tr)ikke from Norway. I also want to mention other fellow bloggers that did similar designs and inspired me to start this blanket. Jennifer from Thistlebear blog did a wonderful blanket for her little daughter. And Helen Philipps from the blog of the same name who made a blanket like this with such pretty colors.
My first three squares, I have 3 more centers so I'll add them today. Aren't you excited that for the next year you get to watch as each square is made?? LOL!! Hahaha! :-) I'm using KnitPicks Brava Worsted acrylic. Very squishy and I haven't ever found a "tie" knot in any of the skeins.. I detest that. It's only $2.99 a skein which I think is very reasonable. 218 yards, 100 gram skeins.
Yummy colors, huh? (I hope you didn't notice that I set my hitchhiker scarf aside again.. don't tell.. ok?)
I am joining in Jennifer's Winter Project Link Party on this project. Click this link - Thistlebear Blog to see the other crafter's participating.