Although the temperatures are not reflecting the event, spring has arrived. Both the male and female orioles have returned - the earliest we have ever recorded them doing so. We had a winter storm blow through over the weekend and I am certain that they must be reconsidering their decision. We are, however, thrilled to see the bright yellow flashes at the feeders. I've also noticed a great increase in the number of hummingbirds. Summer must follow soon.
After the challenges that I encountered with my Feathered Star block last week, I decided to tackle the Mariner's Compass a little differently. I sewed this one by hand. I have also hated the hand applique since I never felt that I was any good at it. I am learning new skills and it is definitely improving the applique look on my blocks.
I've been a slacker in starting my NY Beauty blocks so I decided to dive into them. I have chosen batiks for this project since I have quite a few of them. I still have four more blocks to do before the next set comes out, but I think I can make it.
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our next grandbaby who is due in about a week and a half. She has gone early with the other two, but this one seems to want to stay put for awhile. Meanwhile we enjoy our littlest guy. He is growing so quickly and is the BEST baby.
Since it sounds like most places are enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures, I hope you can all get out and enjoy them this week.