Monday, March 23, 2015

color journal II :: another one for March

It's sleeting outside every few minutes as I type but this past weekend was beautiful. I have stitched a block inspired by colors I found on Sunday morning.

British Soldiers lichen. Lipstick lichen. Matchstick moss/lichen.

A miniature fairytale landscape.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

color journal II :: a few blocks into March

It snowed about 9 inches on the first day of March. Then, it all melted away under bluebird skies and a few warm days. Thank goodness for the blue in the sky...

because now we have some serious mud. I love this lone purple crocus in the middle of all the mud. It's kind of funny to post photos of mud, but this is how it is.

I am cutting squares of all the green I can find. I would like to make one more block for March and I would love for it to be made entirely of green and maybe a bit of blue sky.

Linda at Looktothisday is also working on color blocks by month. You can see her lovely March blocks here.

Monday, March 16, 2015

the middle of March

 I had been planning to start working with larger scale but got sidetracked with these little oak leaves. I made them specifically for this little basket...

which holds this little doll. I am sending them to my youngest niece for her birthday. My grandma gave the doll to me forever ago when I was already a bit too old for dolls. She had one similar that she used to let my sister and I play with when we were visiting. My mom gave it back to me a few years ago. I packed it away and it recently resurfaced. I want to pass it on to someone who will enjoy it now. The little quilts add some softness and spring is so near the leaves just had to be green. It was pretty gray out when I started them.

It's absolutely beautiful today. 72˙ as I type this around 4pm. This afternoon, just a few minutes before I photographed the quilted leaves…

the sandhill cranes flew over. I heard them calling from way up, through the open windows.