Garden animals, mitered squares & rick-rack

A couple of weeks ago, the calendar said it was Spring — which meant, my garden animals made the annual move from their winter home (a basket in the garage) out into the sunshine of the front flower beds (below you can see the foot of my best helper, Joe-Joe — he is an expert in ‘animal placement’). 

It might be Spring – but, last week the weather said that Winter was still hanging in there – temps in the 40’s under grey & dreary skies.  With the cold, my thoughts strayed from gardening to other activities to a bit of knitting. I’ve been playing around with Mitered Squares with some orphan yarn from my stash.  The pattern was much easier than I thought and I would love to an afghan of multi-colored squares; but, I’m settling for a warm/colorful scarf — it’s my current ‘lunch-time knitting’

Thoughts have also turned toward sewing – and my project of choice these days are little girl skirts. When I saw this Fancy Nancy fabric, I knew it was meant to be another ‘twirly-whirly’ skirt for Laney – our little girl with red curls and purple glasses.  There’s nothing like sewing something cute & quick to feed your creative mojo — also, I’ve discovered  that adding rick-rack is sure to make me smile! 

These are just a few things that are giving a lift to my spirit on these cool spring days/nights — and I’m thankful for them all.

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Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, MoMo, and Friend Sewing, Knitting, Baking, and Gardening. Preserving and sharing all the 'bits & pieces
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