CNY Weather, Quilt Shops

OK Mother Nature This is Not Funny!

It’s the first week of Spring and this is what it looks like outside my living room window.  The begonia is impatiently waiting to be planted outside, but Mother Nature has decided that we need one more snow storm before she will bring winter to an end in 2011.

Signs of Spring?

I’m not sure which plant I was supposed to feature in this picture.  According to the calendar it should be the begonia, but the weather outside makes me think it should be the poinsettia.  This 2009 poinsettia re-bloomed for the Christmas 2010 season.  (I’ve never been able to get more than one season out of a poinsettia before this.)

Living  in Central New York, we don’t normally get bored with the weather.  As the saying goes, ‘Just wait 15 minutes and it will change.’  Just another way for Mother Nature to show us that she, not us, is really in charge.

However, the weather gave me the opportunity to get started on a new quilt.  A friend of mine asked me to make a two-color quilt for her son with red and white fabrics.  Not sure exactly how to start I went to one of my favorite quilt shops, Patchwork Plus, and as always they put me on the right track, suggesting a pattern and helping pick out just the right fabric.   I really like walking into the store and having them call me by name.  They ‘always’ are able to answer my  questions as well as share useful quilting tips.   What an invaluable resource for us quilters!

There is always time to quilt!
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