Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring? Where?

My son said today "mom, if you build it; it will come"....Spring that is.  I sure hope so.
It's a Miracle!!!  Paper Pieces now offers circle papers for making berries.  Seriously how did I not think of this?  I've been cutting my own for over 20 years.  Now I have to fix my tutorial and start with "order circles..."
They work perfectly and I'm super thrilled.  They come in many sizes, find then at Paper Pieces.
Today I did a little Easter decorating.  
My vintage postcard collection and family egg collection.
 Bunnies and eggs are always a cheerful harbinger of spring.
Mr. Starbuck spent several hours looking for spring today too.
I'll be presenting a Lecture and Trunk Show Monday, April 2nd at The Shoreline Quilters Guild right here in Branford, CT.

Have a great week!   
xo

26 comments:

  1. I wish I could come visit you. Everything looks beautiful!

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  2. So lovely, Barb! And Starbuck is so handsome! We are on vacay, visited the National Quilt Museum today! OMG, so much talent and inspiration! Happy Easter!

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  3. Oh that sweet springy lovely quilt ... and I love the egg collection.... so cute. You have such a lovely home.

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  4. Love your Springy decorations, especially the lights on the fireplace. I received your templates/pattern in the mail. Thanks. Such fun! Now to decide on a background and get started. Hoppy Easter!

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  5. "I should decorate for Easter," I say with my down jacket on!

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  6. So fun to know about the circles--I've been cutting my own, too, although I use the Perfect Circles a lot, shaping them before I put them on the quilt. Your Easter decorating is so terrific! Wish I'd decorated a little more. Good luck with your trunk show--they are lucky folks, who get to listen to you.

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  7. well it sure looks like Spring at your house :0) Happy Easter.
    Yes why didn't we think of circle papers? Gotta get some :0)

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  8. Love your beautiful quilt that opened this post. It did feel like spring...for about a minute.

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  9. Your quilt looks beautiful. It shouts spring along with all of your wonderful decorations. Precut circles? I'm in! I do like the Perfect Circles by Karen Kay Buckley, but these could come in very handy. Thanks for the heads up.

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  10. Beautiful Easter decorating & that is one stunning quilt. Enjoy your Easter!

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  11. I thought I was the only one with a turn of the century post card collection. This is too weird.

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  12. I'm sorry..we've been hogging all of spring down here! HAHA 70's and 80's for awhile now. Supposed to get chilly on Easter Sunday (66, boo hiss). I'm so mean..sorry. Happy Easter!!

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  13. I am thrilled to know about the paper circles. I also learned recently that the paper punches come in more sizes than previously available but those paper punches are not inexpensive.

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  14. Love the decorations but isn’t Mr. Starbuck tempted to swat those eggs off the hutch? I know that’s the first thing Luna would do! Then again, your cat is probably a lot nicer than Luna.
    Those circles are perfect. Seriously, why did it takes so long for them to make those?

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  15. Cute bunny collection and I love that Easter tree--nice work decorating. I am still enjoying my St. Patrick's Day green carnations--they last forever...and at least they're Spring green..lol-so done with Winter....hugs, Julierose

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  16. I'm sure Mr. Starbuck inspected all your lovely Easter decorations too. Decorating is on my agenda for tomorrow, so it's been wonderful reading your blog for inspiration.

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt and I love your decorations ! So many pretty eggs in that collection :) Have a wonderful Easter.

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  18. Your Easter decorations look beautiful!
    Happy Easter to you and yours!
    Come on Spring.....

    Thanks for sharing about those paper circles - I've got to order some a.s.a.p. (grin)

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  19. Wow--you have quite the bunny collection--so cute! It's not looking much like Spring in MN either--just when it seems Spring's around the corner, we get dumped on with a ton of snow. It has to get nice soon because I've already purchased my dahlia roots--lol! Happy Easter!

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  20. Your Easter decorating is very fun. I LOVE your Rose quilt!! Everything about it is fantastic. I love the color palette, the applique and the handquilting is marvellous! I love the birds and the initials and year too - gorgeous!! Happy Easter to you :0)

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  21. If you can force pussy willows to bloom, it seems logical that you could coax spring into being. You've made a valiant attempt with your Easter decor. It's great seeing your Rose quilt again! I hope someone makes a million bucks with those paper circles.

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  22. I just love that quilt and never tire of seeing it! Your home looks Easter ready, I too love a nice book to add to a display. Thanks for the circle tutorial too, it's the best. Happy Easter!

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  23. Lovely decoration of Easter and I love a lot your bunnies !
    Your quilt is terrific !
    Happy Easter Barb !

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  24. I love the breath of Spring and new beginnings in this post. Thanks for sharing your Easter decor. I just got my St. Patrick’s stuff down Thursday, but didn’t get Easter up and probably won’t now, so I will enjoy yours.
    I wish you well with your presentation!

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  25. what charming decorating!!! Just loved looking at your home and how sweet it is!! found your blog from Lakeview Stitching, blogs are like going down the rabbit hole, start reading one and then click on another that is on their list that looks interesting and so on!!! Happy Easter, Happy Sewing, from Iowa!

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  26. I hope you son is right! We haven't seen any signs of spring here. Your decorating helps keep me smiling! I have to keep my egg collection in baskets. If I laid them out on my sideboard they would roll away! The trials and tribulations of living in an old house! Thanks for the circles link. I cut my own, but it sure would be easier and more precise to use these!

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