Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quilts and Onions

Hello everyone,
This week I finished the 3 blocks for the March Star Crazy block-of-the-month quilt. 
These are the blocks I have finished so far, January thru March.  I don't like the 2 stars on the right.  There is not enough contrast so I will probably remake these in different colors. 

I have found the perfect spot to cut my kitchen!!  I have a large bar area that is the perfect height for cutting fabric.  My cutting mat fits beside the stove and there is plenty of room to spread out my fabric.  The rug helps to cushion my feet so I am not standing on the hard tile floor for hours. 

This week I bought 3 bunches of Texas 1015 onions.  I usually buy Texas Supersweet.  The garden center told me that 1015 and Supersweet are the same so I am trusting them.  My 2 granddaughters are on spring break next week.  They are going to spend the week with me and have agreed to help me plant onions.  Let's see....3 bunches of onions, 50 onions per bunch and there are 3 of us.  I predict the kids (age 10 and 4) might get one bunch planted before they get bored.  Hey, that's okay,  I will take any help I can get! 

Have a good weekend.  Until next time,

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring has Sprung

I can feel that spring fever in my bones, my daffodils have started blooming!!
My mini daffodils are the only bulbs that have completely opened. 

These little blooms are only 1 inch across, about 4 inches tall.  I cut these for my daughter, she is a daffy lover.   

This week I started a new quilt top.  I am using a pattern from Kaffe Fassett's Kaleidoscope of Quilts called Morning Garden Quilt.  This fabric really makes me have spring fever.

My granddaughter turned 10 yesterday.  She had her first slumber party Friday night then yesterday she got her ears pierced.  In our family you must be 10 before you get your ears pierced.  That way you can take care of them.  It is a big deal to us and we make a day of it.   There were 8 of us that went to the 23rd street Body Piercing shop to support her.  When my girls were young they used a piercing gun.  Yesterday they used a large needle and did not numb her ears.  She did great!!

I hope to get my onions planted this week.  I am also looking for tomato plants to purchase but haven't found any yet.  I set my tomatos out in March in Wall-O-Waters.  These protect the tomatos from the cold weather and give me about a 1 month head start on the tomato season.  If I plant tomatos this week I will blog about it. 
Until next time,