Wednesday, May 7, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Spring Distractions

It's the time of year full of suspense as to what flora survived the winter and, particularly this year, the attention of the fauna who we helped survive over the winter.  In some areas of the garden, I am hopeful.
In others, not so much.

The trees have started to bloom which is sufficient reward to offset the pollen itch also beginning.

Further, I am quite excited to report I had my first kayak outing over the weekend!  Yay!!

In the sewing department, I started a little lap quilt using a charm pack of S'More Love.  I generally do not add borders to my quilts, but I am going to on this one to make the completed size more useful.

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Hope you are having a good week.  Linking up with Lorna's Let's Bee Social and Lee's WIP Wednesday
Kathy

19 comments:

  1. Ha, not sure about your gardens, some of it looks pretty brown. The s'more love quilt is so cute. Love the pattern.

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  2. Yay for kayaking and for this ADORABLE quilt top!

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  3. I'm glad that part of your garden seems to have survived, and the dogwood trees look lovely, but the best part is you s'more love quilt top. It's really fun. What are your plans for the border(s)?

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  4. I went kayaking this past weekend, too! For my first time, ever.... I thought of you :-) My first time out, I actually didn't enjoy it all that much; I was afraid of tipping over into the filthy COLD water - but I went out again, and relaxed a bit and found it much more pleasant. (I had to paddle waay more than my husband did - not sure what was up with that. I told him he must've given me the bad paddles ;-)
    I really like the way you alternated the colored and white blocks, and how you used mostly the green, with pops of other colors. And the way the corners of the 'in a square' meet up to form QST ~ clever! There is really a lot more to this quilt than first meets the eye....
    I like big throws, too ~ but I discovered recently (when I made the little quilt from my husband's old shirt) that little throws are really quite useful, too. Which was a nice discovery, because now I won't always feel the need to 'go bigger' :-)
    Happy sewinh and kayaking ~ Tracy

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  5. I knew we were destined to meet as I am not a border girl either!!! SOOOOOOOOOO Happy you got to kayak!!!! :)

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  6. Super lap quilt and I love those citrus colours. Really fresh looking!
    Great you got to get back to your kayaking.
    Jo

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  7. Pretty colors. Is that a chocolate bar and a marshmallow talking? :) I want to get out in my kayak but this spring has been so cold and wet... even if we get a nice day now I think the water may be just above freezing. I'm jealous!

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  8. Love this! Where did you get the pattern? Isn't it nice to be able to now go outside and not freeze! I can't wait to see some of our flowers coming up!

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  9. I love all of your pictures here. And your color placement on the hourglass blocks is awesome. :)

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  10. These are such fun prints! You look so happy to be in that kayak:) Enjoy.

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  11. Such a bright and cheerful quilt! We are going Kayaking this summer, first time, when we visit my son on MInnesota.

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  12. Breath in that spring air...breath out that old winter air...now go girlfriend! Get to those new projects and look alive. Vicki

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  13. Happy to see you back in the kayak! Now that would be chilly.... Your Smore's Love quilt top in progress is sweet! Love the solids you chose. They are the perfect compliment to those prints!

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  14. gardens and sewing , oh my !!

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  15. Yay! I love spring in New England. It looks so beautiful. That quilt you made is amazing, love the pattern. Great job.

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  16. love the solids mixed in. Nice choice of fabrics.

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  17. Oh, that's such a cute and clever thing to do with a charm pack. :D

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  18. I like the quilt! The owl print is one of my favorites.

    I haven't quilted in almost 2 weeks now, with a stomach bug hitting everyone in the family and then getting the gardens in order now that it's sunny out. Good luck with your gardens this summer!

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