Once the time changes and we gain some extra daylight, we like to take our furry friend on a walk in the evening. I've always liked sunset. Things quiet down as the night approaches. It is a peaceful time. I brought my camera along to see what was popping up along Frog Hollow.
Our lilac is making some slow but steady progress. Buds are getting bigger. I can't wait for an actual flower, even though they make me sneeze like crazy.
The ground is thawing out.
Robins are back in the neighborhood.
I don't know what tree this is but the buds look like little fireworks.
These are pussy willow a step past their little furry buds.
This red winged black bird was singing away.
Down our street is an old cemetery. I know it's not that time of year, but I thought these spooky pictures were cool.
Sunset over the Hudson Valley.
Everyone here in the Hudson Valley is grateful to turn the page on the calendar and hopefully creep towards some spring weather (even though it snowed here yesterday). Spring is still being held hostage here by Old Man Winter. People are itching to be outside, clearing gardens and enjoying fresh air, but it's still cold and blustery here. I am jealous of those around the country posting pictures of sandals and sitting outside on Instagram. Patience is a virtue, right? My tiny patch of daffodils are defiantly pushing their way towards the sun despite the temperatures.
No signs of much happening with the forsythia.
We planted a lilac a couple of years ago, but have yet to see a flower as the deer have used it for a snack. It seemed to take off last summer and has a lot of buds this year so I'm hoping we see some blooms.
Once again I have been saving my trimmings and yarn scraps for the birds. I put them out in a suet feeder attached to the pool fence. I saw proof of their use hanging out of a house the other day.
I finished up two quilts this past month. The first up is my Touchdown quilt, which is a pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. I made mine in a Giants theme as Floyd is a big fan. It's backed with some flannel that I had in my stash. I quilted it with a football pattern and it's all ready for next season. This quilt came together so nicely, I might have to make another one for my nephew. ;)
The next one is another postage stamp quilt made from the tutorial on the blog PS I Quilt. This is the fifth one of these quilts that I have made, each one so different based on the fabrics used. It uses two jelly rolls and provides plenty of "mindless sewing". Great for those rainy days, binge watching something on Netflix. I made this a sort of Penn State quilt due to its color scheme of blue and white. I quilted it with paw prints, and I love how they turned out. It is backed and bound with beautiful prints from Carolyn Friedlander. This one also headed to the man cave, ready for next football season.
I decided last week to teach myself how to make a granny square. I picked up some yarn in pretty colors for an afghan, watched some you tube videos, and I was off. It's a little addicting.
The yarn almost matches my spring M&Ms.
Lastly the sky was the most serene ombre blue the other night, with one star peeking out in the corner. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
My name is Kristin McLoughlin. I love to quilt for my family and friends. I am a blanket addict. Please feel free to contact me. Thanks for stopping by!