The groundhog says that spring is coming. I have seen the signs. It is light out until 5:00 pm and this morning I heard birds chirping and coco didn't just sit on the back steps, she laid down.
I hosted a sew day last week and my friend, Pauline, brought me this lovely yellow primrose. I popped it into an empty tea tin for a instant little display.
We decided to get together and make this "pin minder".
It's from a book called "Bird in Hand" by Renee' Plain. It has wonderful projects.
Here are the leaves and berries, cut from hand dyed wools.
We had a wonderfully sunny day to work.
We each completed the cylinder part and we'll get together again to finish it up. Isn't it funny how with the same pattern they each have their own little personalities?
From the top it's mine, middle is Susan's and Pauline's is the red bird. She is originally from South Africa and finds the Cardinal amazing when she sees them at my feeder.
I'm currently working on 2 challenge quilts and a doll quilt swap, so I can not share those at the moment. I'm finishing up marking my Abe Lincoln quilt and hope to start machine quilting it this week. I've chosen a different design for each round.
I hope you are enjoying fun quilting projects while you wait for spring!