Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring has Sprung in Georgia...but I really think it's been here since November!

Spring is here in Georgia...but I really think it's been here since November! Not much of a winter. I hope we Southerners are ready for all the bugs and reptiles that will be in abundance. Watch out visitors and bring your bug spray. I actually saw pine pollen in the air!. Much different story for Off Avondale Road. She posted an absolutely beautiful snow picture on her March 7th post wondering where Spring was...don't worry Honey...Spring will happen for you too! Here is a picture to contrast the one that Off Avondale Road posted...but it's not snow on my Bradford Pear it's blooms!

Alas...when Spring is here everything starts to bloom...even the weeds. It's already time to get out the mower...but hubby does that so no worries for me!

These grapes on my Grape Hyacinths are green now but soon will be bright purple and gorgeous on the bush. The birds will flock to my porch in a few weeks to eat them up and then I will be cleaning up purple bird poop from my railings and porch floor. It's a ritual that we have performed for the last 16 years..they eat and we clean. 
I just love weekday Spring mornings. Sipping amaretto flavored coffee, TV off, listening to birdsong and the ticking of my Grandfather clock, and browsing through two quilt books I just bought...and it not being a work day for me makes it even better. The coffe mug is one that I won from the Leap Day Giveaway that was hosted by Elizabeth at Such A Sew and Sew. I won the mug, a mug rug and fat quarters from The Way I Sew It.

I'm currently awaiting the arrival of another book  that was written by my friend Pat Wys over at A Silver Thimble. It's a great book and titled Spotlight on Neutrals and can be ordered from her or bought at your LQS. I saw it in the making and boy it takes a lot of effort and hard work to put out a book. Way to go Pat! I will get you to sign it for me next time I see you.

I still have not quilted anything or even turned on my machine since December, but the time is soon coming. Once I finish up with all my schoolwork today I hope to get in that sewing room of mine and begin again. Visiting blogs, entering givaways and WINNING and ordering new quilt books has really inspired me!

Have a beautiful day where-ever you are! Happy Living! Happy Quilting!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow that's a beautiful spring view. We had a nice spring day yesterday but it was already cold and cloudy again today. But it wasn'T too bad because there is the promis of warm sunny days in the air.
    Aww lucky you, about the mug and mug rug! and the books, one can't have too many books.

  2. Our trees look like that too and there is pollen everywhere! I'm enjoying it and actually don't mind that we didn't have much of a winter. I might be singing a different tune when I'm fighting the bugs off me this summer though! Have you sewn since the blog post!

  3. Oh I really like the blog redo. The colors and tabs look great!