Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Spring Into Summer

It appears that we have skipped spring and jumped right into summer here.  The last two weeks have been so warm and so unusual for us.  They keep making promises of rain, but Mother Nature is having a field day with those predictions.  I am considering doing a few rain dances on the rooftop.  ;-)  I was out working in a flower bed today, but once the temp hit 92* I felt that was enough gardening.

The pear trees have burst out for a quick bloom and are already filling in with the green leaves.  I had to grab a picture from my mom's neighborhood when I was visiting this week.



As well...right by her front door a little hummingbird has made a nest and laid two of the tiniest eggs.  It will be so much fun to watch.  I can't wait to see how small the babies will be.




The weekend was so delightful that we decided to head to the beach.  Our daughter and her children came up and joined us on Saturday.  Although the water was chilly, it did not stop the little ones from venturing out into it.  The surf was huge and the surfers were loving it.




Sunrise walk


Monday was a day off of school for the grandaughters.  They have an upcoming event at their school and needed to make some costumes for it.  We had so much fun and a lot of giggles too.  They did a great job and even left wearing their outfits.



Block Lotto this month is the Snails Trail block so I pulled some of the brown fabrics out and stitched a few.  Seven of the blocks will stay here for my Old MacDonald quilt.



I'll be linking up with Midweek Makers this week.



Is anyone going to Quilt Con in Pasadena this week?  I am heading down and meeting up with several fellow bloggers while I am there.  I have not attended one before so I am looking forward to the event.

27 comments:

Carol S. said...

I've only seen one hummingbird nest before, but it didn't look as clean as the one you took the photo of. How fun! Looks like you've had a great time and even more adventures to come at Quilt Con...wish I was headed to Pasadena!

Lisa said...

Cold here but beautiful there always the case! Have a safe trip and enjoy QuiltCon

Maria said...

Lovely pics of your Mums street and the hummingbird has built a beautiful nest. Hope to see pics of the babies when they hatch..
Kids always love the beach, hmm sew do I...
What great costumes your GDs made. Clever like their Grandma.
Oh how I wish I could meet you at Quilt Con !!

Kate said...

Such a treat for you to have a hummingbird nest nearby. I am envious that you're having summer already. :)

Quilting Babcia said...

I've never seen a hummingbird's nest in the wild, so it will be great fun to see your photos of the babies when they hatch. Winter finally hit us this week with heavy wet snow followed by rain and a layer of ice and then more snow. Looking forward to spring's warmth arriving in another month, or two.

krislovesfabric said...

Enjoy QuiltCon and take pictures, we'd love to see them!! Love those pears blooming...I have months to wait yet, but it will come :)

Ramona said...

I am so ready for spring. It's supposed to be in the 60's here this weekend and I am excited. Enjoy your trip to meet your blogging buddies! The photo of your granddaughters is so nice....treasured moments.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love seeing things in bloom on the other coast - means we will see it soon (hopefully). Enjoy QuiltCon and do share thru photos.

Susan said...

Lucky you on more than one count! I can't wait to hear all about quilt con!

beth s said...

You've had some happy days - gardening, sewing with granddaughters...
What day will you be at quiltcon??

Wacky Woman said...

Isn't it the truth about this weather. I'm beginning to wonder if this is going to be it. No more heater weather. Enjoy the show; I've decided I don't have time to go this year. I'm at a retreat next week and Asilomar the first of March.

QuiltShopGal said...

Super fun post with lots of creativity and smiles. I'm also going to be at QuiltCon, but not yet certain which day. Most likely I'll go over the weekend, with hopes of avoiding traffic. When are you going? Be sure to pop by the Marcus Fabrics booth and make a block, to receive a free fat quarter and enter to win one of three baskets. Details on my blog.

QuiltShopGal
www.quiltshopgal.com

OPQuilt said...

I love the granddaughters' dresses--they look very century-appropriate and kudos to you all for getting three done in one day. This weather IS crazy--92 in the garden screams "summer" not winter! Looks like we'll have some rain to start Quiltcon--be safe driving, and see you there.

Createology said...

Your Granddaughters are Beautiful and they made wonderful dresses and aprons and bonnets. We are having a little rain this morning. I am shocked So Cal is not getting rain. Lovely Snail blocks. I wish I were going to QuiltCon and it would be sew fun to meet you and other bloggers. Embracing Creative Bliss...

em's scrapbag said...

Would love to head to the beach. We are finally above freezing. Thank goodness! I look forward to blossoms on my trees. The ones at your mothers are beautiful. Your granddaughters look great in their costumes.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Although it was not nearly as hot as Socal, we had a few warm days here. Today it has cooled off again and I have my pullover and socks on at home. You took some beautiful photos. A hummingbird nest?! Those eggs are tiny!! Your granddaughters look lovely in those outfits, they look really happy. Good luck with the Block Lotto, you blocks look great, and have fun at the Quilt Con!! I love Pasadena!

-Soma

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Summer? We're having spring here in Colorado with temps in the 60's but it will absolutely go back to being winter again before spring is here for real. Think May.

barbara woods said...

Love theirs dresses and hats ,we are suppose to get warm this week to

CathieJ said...

Wow, you have been busy. I wish we had some Spring-like weather here. It has been bitterly cold and windy. Your grand-daughter's outfits are wonderful as are your beautiful blocks. Enjoy the nice weather. I will just sit here and be jealous.

JJ said...

Wow what lovely weather. I am tired of winter and would love a little sunshine. We also are having warmer weather but with it the rain keeps coming down. I think we are going to wash away. Your granddaughters did a great job on their dresses.

Stephanie said...

We're getting a little taste of Spring this weekend, might see 60*. Very warm in these parts for February. I can't wait to hear the birds sing! Lucky Granddaughters...pioneer days perhaps? Enjoy your visit with your blogging friends. That will be lots of fun!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh I envy your warm days. How fun to go to the beach and hang out with the kiddos. Enjoy quiltcon.

Denise :) said...

Oh my goodness . . . how tiny they must be (the little eggs)! What a fun, happy post! :)

Terri S said...

Oh, how I dream of the beach!! February in Michigan is a miserable month. And this winter has been days of unseasonably warm weather, making me long for spring, followed by a blizzard!!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful early spring, it helps to perk up my gray days of winter here in WI. Looks like time with your grandchildren was delightful as well. Good times! 😊

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Lucky you to get to spend a day a my quilt con and not have to sleep at a hotel! I can't believe your weather is so hot already. It's still cold in Maryland. I'm ready for spring.

Barbara said...

Fun for the girls to have a Grandmother who can sew like you! Not sure that I envy your current weather here even though I am hating the cold here/