Friday, March 1, 2019

Is it Spring Yet?

Well ..... it's hardly spring in our area yet.  I hope it is doing better in your areas.  More rain is expected this weekend and an even stronger storm is rolling in next week.  I'm so ready for warm temperatures and sunshine.  Will March be "in like a lion and out like a lamb?"

The first of the month means it is time for the Minis and More Parade.  Michele and Sherri come up with great ideas each month and February was all about pincushions.  I decided to make some patriotic pincushions. I have been wanting to have a little bowl of pincushions on the sofa table for some time now.  I thought it would be fun to change them out for the seasons.  The bowl is made by Char at Cloth Stitched.  I'm sure these will probably be used as bean bags when the kids are here.







It's also time for the next block in the Bloom SAL.  You can read all about it HERE.  I was hoping to get two blocks done this time, but maybe it will happen next time.




We celebrated my mom's 96th birthday this week.



The days have been a bit busy as we added to our household.  This sweet little guy has come to stay and we are back into puppy training again.  Toby has made quick friends with Rudy.


They play hard and then they sleep just as hard.






28 comments:

Kate said...

I love the doggie pix. Congratulations to your mom for celebrating 96 years - quite a milestone. Your basket fillers are beautiful. It seems that misery loves company and a lot of us are waiting for some sign of spring - weather wise it's hard to believe it's March in my neck of the woods. Have a good weekend.

Loris said...

Such fun pincushions!
I am also ready for a weather change. Drought looks better to me all the time. HA, just kidding...
Happy Birthday to your mom! She’s got a huge group of loved ones behind her.
Congrats on the new pup two! The two of them are adorable ❤️

Ramona said...

What cute pincushions! I’ve wanted to make some, too, but it keeps getting moved down the list. Happy birthday to your mom! And your new family member is adorable. Have you had flooding in your area? This rain is unbelievable.

Sheryl said...

Hi Mary what beautiful pin cushions my friend and i love the bowl as well,happy birthday to your lovely mum,she looks wonderful at 96.Oh Toby is so cute he will be a great mate for Ruby xx

Quilting Babcia said...

Your mom is a lovely, young looking 96! She looks pleased to be honored with such a beautiful cake and celebration. Your little pincushions look like fun, and you'll enjoy swapping them out with the seasons. Spring certainly hasn't come to our neck of the woods yet, the temps have been around 20 degrees below normal, and next week is setting up to be snowy and even colder. We probably have at least two nights of sub-zero in the coming week. Congratulations on your new little friend, looks like he has integrated himself into the household just fine!

Joyful Quilter said...

Ahhhh...pin cushions and puppies are so cute.

Cheryll said...

Your BLooM block looks great. Thanks for sewing along with us.
Your mum looks wonderful especially being 96...HaPPy BirTHDaY...xox

Vireya said...

On this side of the world I'm hanging out for a weather change, too! Autumn is my favourite time of year, but so far summer is hanging on. We haven't had any rain in ages and the garden is so sad and wilted.

Your Bloom blocks look like the embodiment of spring!

Happy birthday to your mother. And welcome to your new little sweetie.

barcord said...

Happy Birthday to your mum. 96 and counting. Well done Marys mum.
Love the little pincushions. My grandkids, two only, are teens and twenties, but I could see a game of catch with them also. Your new little puppy is gorgeous. Its good to have an older wiser friend to help with the training. I miss having a dog about. Don't know if I have the courage to face all the training though.

Maria said...

Sew nice to be celebrating Mums 96th birthday πŸŽ‰ with her... yummy cake πŸŽ‚.
Great patriotic pincushions and a good idea to have different ones to pop into the basket....
Pretty BlooM block and they look lovely together...
Oh how cute is the new addition Ruby to your family , pleased Toby gets on sew well with her...

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Your pillows are wonderful and those quilt block are LOVELY!!

Your mom and my grandma should get together as they are both 96 :D Give them some cards and they can talk about everything!

Kim said...

looks like plenty of good things happening as you wait for springtime to arrive. Maybe you’ll have pretty wildflowers bloom this year! Happy birthday to your mom and congratulations on your new pup. Good times. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ·πŸΆ

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Happy birthday to your mom! She looks great.

I'm with you, spring can't come soon enough for me although I have to wait a couple months longer than you here in IL.

barbara woods said...

You'll don't need all that rain and we don't either, heades right to us after it leaves the west , N.West Ga

CathieJ said...

I love your patriotic pincushions. Your flower blocks are so bright and cheerful. Makes me long for Spring. We have snow on the ground here today. Only a couple of inches, but more is expected Sunday into Monday. Happy Birthday to Mom! I love your pup. How adorable.

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

I want to get a basket of mini's made up so bad! Yours looks great. Happy birthday to you mom!

Jeanna said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom. 96! She looks amazing.

Love those patriotic pin cushions. A bowl of those would make nice dΓ©cor.

Congratulations on the new puppy. Happy to hear the two are getting along.

Afton Warrick said...

I love how your mom matches her cake. Now I'm craving Nothin' Bundt Cakes though.

Susie Hoover said...

Happy Birthday, Mom!!!! 96 years is certainly something to be celebrated. Love your patriotic pincushions. I'd like to do the same one day. Your Bloom blocks are really pretty and coming right along too.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Happy Birthday mom 96 yippee! Sweet pups. Love the bowl of pinnies, and made me giggle when you said you know they will be used as beanbags.

Brenda Hotinger said...

Love your pinnies. What a great idea to make and display them for holidays. I may have to make a few more with holiday themes.

Scrapatches said...

Happy 96th Birthday to your Mom! How wonderful that you are able to share the day with her. Your new furry family member is adorable. Your quilt blocks are inspiring. The Bloom pattern is one I have wanted to make since the first tine I saw it and every time thereafter. Hand applique scares me, though. I wonder if I could do her method ... Pat

OPQuilt said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, and her cake looks delicious (we just had a mini-one for treats tonight after dinner). My mom is six years younger than her, and I can't wait to see her next month. Okay, back to the blog: Your pin cushions are charming, and I totally can see them as bean-bag-items when the grandkids come around. Your quilt block looks great, and fun to see the new member of your household. Happy training!

Createology said...

No Spring here yet because we get your weather a few days after you have it. Rain and more rain. Fortunately we have some sunshine in between the rains. We are so grateful for the water table. Love your Patriotic mini pincushions. Happ Birthday to your Mom. She looks fantastic for 96!!! Sweet new puppy to add to your sweet fur-child. Spring is Near...xo

Michele said...

The pincushions are so cute and who can resist that adorable puppy face. Have fun with the puppy training.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!!!! Your pincushions are fabulous and will make really cool bean bags. The grandkids will love them.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Char's basket is perfect for your pretty lil pincushions. Rudy is darling and it's great he and Toby can be best buddies. Your Bloom SAL certainly brightens up cold winter days. Well it's COLD in my world and my world is covered in snow. :o) I hear Spring is coming. I'll believe it when I see it. Can't wait. Your Mom looks like she had a special celebration.

dq said...

You are getting rain while we are getting snow. We got so much snow in February that I couldn't even believe it. We are still getting it in March which is pretty unusual.

The little pin cushions in a bowl is a fabulous idea! I love those little red, white, and blue beauties. Changing them out with the seasons is a wonderful idea.