Spring I mean? I do usually, and this time last year we were well into the installation of the pool. But look at what it's been like this week
Sunday - we had about 8 inches of snow, of the wet, sticky kind.
I just had to stay inside and sew, just to cheer myself up! Oh and the Victoria sponge helped too!
Monday - temperatures dropped overnight, and Monday was just like a spring skiing sort of day
We managed a lovely walk with the dogs, and I got out and pruned the apple trees
And then today, we're back to Sunday's weather. Not quite so much snow, but even wetter than Sunday
Hopefully though that's the last of the snow (I must stop saying that!), and next week it is warming up to 10 degrees plus. Still not what we expect at this time of the year. We should be rotovating by now, ready for planting the early crops. Somehow I don't think so!
During this enforced confinement, I have been able to keep plodding on with the Blue Lagoon quilt. As I've said before, it's a boring quilt to do, and there have been times when I've felt like screaming at it, but the top is finished at last, save for the border, and I think it's worth all the effort
I was pressing the seams out this afternoon, ready to record my progress, when I the iron gave up the ghost. It has had a hard life though. So I'm going to have to go out tomorrow and buy a new one. I never thought I'd say that I couldn't live without an iron! Anyway here's a photo of a not-very-well-pressed top held by a not-very-willing husband. It was a case of right now, or not at all so no time for tidyng up!
I have ordered some pretty blue and white Tula fabric for the back, a bargain at $5.80 a yard from the Pink Castle Fabrics sale. Of course, you do have to add to that the extortionate postage and possibly customs/VAT if I'm unlucky, but it's still a bargain. This is going to be one of my finishes for the Q2 FAL, hoping this will give me the encouragement to finish it.