But, I'm enjoying my week off between quarters. Actually, I had most of last week off also because I finished my final tests by Tuesday. So what have I been up to during this time to relax? I started a heart cloth in January for Valentine's day, but there wasn't a lot of time to pick up needle and thread. I thought I'd post a couple of pictures of the progress so far.
This is what it looked like as I had it pinned and was basting the first layers.
This is what it looked like early on Sunday, the first day of Spring. I did continue to work on it off and on all day Sunday and Yesterday and it looks very different now. I'll have to take a moment to post an update tomorrow.
I also took a couple of pictures on Sunday, the first day of Spring. Just a little something to remind me that Spring weather is truly right around the corner. Of course, about 3 hours after I took those photos the clouds rolled in and by evening it was raining (again) and it rained all day yesterday also! But, on the first day of Spring, for at least a little while, it was beautiful. Here's a whisper of Spring for you!
New growth! It will bloom again! We lost so many plants and bushes with our extremely cold winter, but this one will make it!
An early blooming azalea! It looks so pretty. There are many more that aren't quite this far along. This one spends some time in the sun (when it shines that is!) so it blossomed a bit earlier than the rest.
And this nest wasn't there before. We have seen some birds and the other day I saw my first Swallow. So it won't be long! I love to watch the tiny Swallows dip and sway in the breeze in the evening. We've also begun to be serenaded by the frogs this past week or so. It's still pretty quiet out there, but before long we'll have a symphony of voices so loud you won't be able to hear anything else in the evening!
Bye for now~ More later....