The English Elm is in full blossom, and the hanging branches are loaded with flowers.
Across the driveway, the Cherry Trees have almost lost the darker pink blooms, the pale ones are loaded, all branches hanging down with so many flowers. Hugh’s photo below, early this morning.
Another photo from Hugh’s camera, the clematis vine is growing so tall, and climbing into the trees at the back. Pink and white colours.Some flare from the early morning sunshine.
The huge log cabin blocks are progressing slowly, and on the back shelf for a while. These are 19inch blocks, and I am using all the left overs from the Wiggle me quilt. ( and adding a few more strips) I hope to have the blocks in the rainbow colours, and place them diagonally across the quilt.This is a very long term project, quilting along with Allie, and if any other quilters have joined in too. The darks are not quite as dark as in the photo. I am so enjoying having a design wall or TWO, so easy now to put up, check the strips or blocks, and stand back and admire or otherwise. Easy to put away, as one slides behind the other, taking up no room at all.
The Courthouse Steps, a large block, is easy to assemble, with all the given measurements. the other blocks from everyone else are on the Facebook page with Midnight Mystery , at Meadow Mist Designs, I need more blue batik, and a visit to Levin or Waikanae might be the next step in finding the right colour.
Springtime is continuing, mornings have been cool, warm days, and lots of sunshine.Bulbs still flowering, veges growing, blossom on fruit trees, lawns green, and firewood a magnificent heap!!
All is well, down here, and now Hugh is recovered from surgery, and relatively pain-free, I am so thankful and grateful for all your support and emails, love and care sent over the last months and year. He will continue to have sciatic nerve problems, with odd sensations, numbness,pins and needles, and more, for months, maybe until next year or longer, but we manage to live with this. The surgeon said everyone after their spinal surgery tells him of this, and there are so many odd feelings, from ants crawling, to muscle twitches, and everything in-between. The cataract surgery is next, and should be very soon. Then I will have a man with an eye patch!!!Temporary, thank goodness.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ No-one can go back in time and make a brand new beginning,
but any-one can start from now and make a brand new ending”
Greetings from Jean