Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Is Here! The Good & The Bad

Spring is finally here in Madison and I could not be happier! So when I spied some pretty pansies at the garden store I simply had to take them home with me! I still need to bring them in at night since it can get below freezing sometimes, after all it is Wisconsin, but I don't care! Aren't they so lovely?!

However, with warmer weather, melting snow, and pretty pansies, Spring in Wisconsin often comes with bad storms, which sometimes bring hail. That happened last Sunday night and boy was it loud and crazy. Here is a picture I snapped of the size of the hail falling outside. Pretty good size don't you think?

Now on to the art, I have been working on this quilted pillow for my couch and thought I would share how it is going...

Lots of pretty spring time colors, both from vintage and new fabric. I then quilted it with a pretty peach thread for a little extra oomph! The middle piece is one of my own embroidery creations...a good reminder for all of us! Just be happy!

Here is a close up of the embroidery...sorry it looks gray, but the light was kind of low, it's really on some nice white muslin.

Here is a close up of some of the vintage fabric used in the pillow, along with the pretty peach thread I used to quilt it. The pillow is not finished yet. I still need to make the back, which I think will be a simple envelope closure so I can remove the pillow cover easily for washing. So, what have you been creating lately? I would love to hear all about it!

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