Friday, March 20, 2009
Spring Has Sprung!
Yippy! Yee Hah! Woo Hoo! It's officially spring. This was my first winter in northern Illinois and I will have to say I wasn't sure I'd survive. There is nothing about me that loves winter except maybe watching the first snowfall safely indoors with a
roaring fire and a cup of hot tea. I don't like cold weather and I really hate it when the temperature dips below ZERO!
So even though the thermometer doesn't actually register anywhere near spring temperatures today, my calendar SAYS it's SPRING! That's good enough for me--for now.
I know that in a few months I'll probably be complaining of the heat. I was VERY surprised to learn last summer when we moved that the summers are MUCH hotter than I was expecting. So I know in my heart that warmer weather is definitely coming.
Since daffodils don't bloom as early here as when I lived in GA (they were usually in full bloom if not already done blooming by first day of spring)I just had to go out and buy a spring-y looking plant to brighten up my spirit.
Today is certainly a day to celebrate. It's spring AND my daughter is coming home from college today. She is starting her spring break and she's spending it here with dear old mom & dad rather than taking off for FL or the Caribbean. Poor thing...
She's not too bummed about it. We have some shopping trips planned and lots of chatting and watching movies. We'll be having so much fun that I may not post very much next week AND I probably won't spend alot of time in my studio.
Yesterday was a productive day though. I made some ATC's for an exchange at Creative Souls. I did my daily tag (which I forgot to photograph). I finished an abstract painting and started another painting. And the piece I've posted below is one that I've been working on at night. I think I'm done with the beading and embroidery, now it just needs fabric borders and backing. I love the center photo. I took a vintage cabinet
card photo and changed the coloring in printshop, then printed it on fabric.
From there I chose some fabrics that coordinated with the colors in the photo.
Not exactly your grandma's crazy quilting but I like it.
This is a close-up of the central part-will photograph the entire thing when it's bordered and backed.
Have a wonderfully creative weekend!