Friday, February 11, 2011

Okay, so the groundhog didn't see his shadow

Last week, that wily Phil of Puxatawny fame cuddled and cooed into some man wearing a top hat's ear that he didn't see his shadow. He wasn't the only one. I don't think anyone in the continental USA was able to see their shadow. The snow blinded their vision I am certain. Let's don't give up hope. Spring is on the way. Spring is on the way. Spring is on the way.
To help my mind during the record breaking temps, I trudged outside and cut some flowering quince. I love my quince bushes. I have three of them and over the years they have rewarded me with lovely rosey color a few times a year. This year I am hoping to coax them into an early bloom. I also noticed that my intrepid pussy willow seems to be setting her little kitty paws. Just couldn't reach any branches or brachs to cut. The quince is starting to sprout green buds! Yes. I can almost feel the spring breathing life back into me! Here is what the quince looks like in full bloom. After it blooms, it leaves nice little fruit that makes quite a tasty jelly.

The Superbowl has been played and my husband is one happy man. His team of course, is the Green Bay Packers. I am so glad that they won as I can actually sleep better at night next to a smiling man.

Yesterday I received two copies in the mail of Create and Decorate magazine. The Spring 2011 issue. For those who have held my hand, my doll is on page 52. Not the best picture in the world of her, so here is another view.
The little frog in her lap is from a pattern by a dear dear friend, Kim of Prims by Kim. She has some neat patterns. I decided to embroider the eyes of this adorable froggette and give her a little hat to go with her big gourd head friend.

I have been also busy with some quilting block swaps, trying to get the tension adjusted on my machine. Both of my machines are in desparate need of good professional attention. I am a professional but they don't need a haircut. I don't know what they need but it ain't what I have to offer.

Have a good one!


Hillbilly Handiworks said...

You are so super talented!! That is adorable!

Donna said...

Congratulations! I got the magazine in the mail this week but I have yet to have a chance to look at the contents. You have to be thrilled! I hope that you can take one of your machines to a sewing shop that can do a cleaning and tuning. With your talent, we've got to keep you creating!

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh Blondie - that doll is simply fabulous!!! Wonderful!!! And I'm so excited that she's in the magazine. Good for you! Hugs!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

LOVE the doll and love the frog! The faces are just perfect!!!!! I miss pussy willows so much! One of my favorite bushes as I grew up in the North. Never heard of quince or quince jelly!!!! Amazing!!!!!

You are right! Spring will come, and I, for one, can't wait!