Shabby Miss Jenn

Friday, May 6, 2011

Crocus Quilt

After a year of nearly any sewing, my mojo has come back.  I decided that instead of working on new items, to pull out UFOs and old patterns (bought ages ago) and get them finished up.

So in late February, desperate for spring, I pulled out Eileen Sullivan's Crocus pattern.  It's a paper-pieced project.  I'm pleased with the way it came out.  I even got it up on the wall in late March and it really brightens my day to see it as I walk up the stairs.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

In the Spring, a Young Man's Fancy Turns To...

Climbing trees.

And then falling out of them.

And ending up with a broken arm and a fluorescent yellow cast.  He can't play baseball or football until it's off.  But he is allowed to continue in tae kwon do.

And hey, at least he can still play video games. :)

This last picture has nothing to do with broken bones, but it is the entrance to our back yard. We had a good spring with no late frosts, and so the the wisteria is in full bloom, lushly draped over the arbor.  I really need to trim it back so you can walk through without having to duck, but I won't touch it until it's done flowering.  Down on the right is a lovely spread of coreopsis.  Ignore the fact that I badly need to prune back all of the abelia.