Monday, May 11, 2020

It is Trying

Spring is trying, but I would like to have a word with someone about the snow on Friday and Saturday. It was beautiful and balmy in western Canada, while in the east we got cold and snow.

Today, we are cool (+10) but it is mostly sunny and the birds are out. I took a walk to see if the flowers had survived the cold.

I have little surprises in some spots of my yard.

My tulips need a few more days.

One of my neighbours has some open.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Holland and the end of the war in Europe. The Canadian Tulip Festival was going all out, to put on a show. The Dutch Royal Family sent thousands of tulip bulbs and Princess Margriet, who was born at Ottawa Civic Hospital was planning to visit. Of course, the visit and most of the festival has been cancelled, except on line. If you would like to visit the Festival, you can go here.

I was exploring my "stuff" and found some blocks. these were made by my quilting friends, a few years ago, as a year long project. I brought them home and never did anything with them. So, I was looking through my stash for some sashing for them.

The colours aren't right. Try to ignore the bright blue comforter.

Too dark, and not enough purple.

Not perfect, but I think I can live with it. It isn't like I can spend an afternoon in a quilt shop, pulling out all the bolts to find the perfect sashing. I think I might need to change the border on the block in the top left. It looks to dark with this fabric.

I will see how it goes.


  1. Those are pretty tulips! Such a shame about the tulip festival being cancelled - a big flower festival in Canberra in September has been cancelled too. There are some interesting colours and fabrics in your blocks, perhaps dull blue cornerstones to go with the purple sashing?

  2. I would have liked one snowstorm this winter so I could wear the ridiculously adorable new boots I bought....but even I am not quirky enough to find snow acceptable in May.

  3. Over here it's super hot, super humid and it rains on and off, like most of the year. I miss going to the mall and library for the air conditioning. Also I need more yarn.