After the Snow

Snow dusts the garden
Underneath decaying leave
Crocus dare to bloom

Yesterday’ snow has melted, but the cold temperatures remain.  Crocus have bloomed on schedule.  What a delightful find.


Goodies in the Mail


DSCN2385 I received these wonderful scrapbook materials from Jessica at Noguchi Designs today.  I was the         winner of her giveaway during the 2014 Grow You Blog Party.  Thank you Jessica.

New Block of Month

Quilt Doodle Design is hosting another BOM for 2014.   Click here to check it out.  I just joined, so yesterday I made the block for January.   I rounded the noses a bit and added one orange nose, instead of a carrot


Today I made February’s block  – Cozy Cottage.  Here is a picture of all the squares laid out, and then sewn together.  I modified this block by using only squares for the cottage.  I also added a cat.

 DSCN2369     feb_cozycottage


Ahhh!  I  noticed after I posted this that the window is in the wrong place.  So this morning I took the block apart and redid it.  Seams not quite matched up in a few spots.  Oh well.  It’s been a beautiful morning.



New bookmarkers

Today was a long day.  Up early to take my daughter to the hospital for her first remicade  treatment for chron’s.  I did meet another parent and her son.  They share with us and now I am very hopeful that my daughter will start gaining weight.


I was very tired but not ready for bed, so I made seven book markers from  cut up confetti scraps.  Here is a        picture of two of them.  I think they turned out well.


Another surprise today was that I won   Diana’s  lovely grow your blog giveaway.  Thank you Diana!
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And the Winner is ….

First I want to thank Vickie over at  2 Bags Full  for hosting this party.   A complete list of  blogging participants can be found here.  Although the giveaways end today, Vickie will still have the list  available so we can continue to make new friends.


My husband showed me how to formulate a random generator on the calculator based on the number of        comments.  (adjustments made for repeats and my replies. Total of 73)

The number was 29.    The winner is Judy Cooper!

Congratulations Judy!  Thanks to all the wonderful people who commented or followed my blog.  I am                       having lots of fun meeting all of you.   Happy Blogging!