spring is almost here

I spotted my first bluebonnet. Spring is almost here. My allergies have arrived and trees are blooming everywhere. I love the soft pink and white blossoms and so do the bees. They have arrived too. I am looking forward to this years bluebonnets. Its supposed to be lovely and beautiful this year in north texas. The days are longer and it feels wonderful to walk in the evening with miss maggie and watch the sun setting after seven. I have some ranunculus bulbs I need to plant this weekend and in my town there is a vintage pop up trade show that I am looking forward too. A big part of me wants to make the drive down to Waco for their spring at the silos event, but last time we were there it was just crazy mayhem madness... not sure if I feel up to the crowds. Seriously, they are crazy. 
I want to start so many projects that I felt I needed to take some time to finish a few things. I finished this, thisthis and this and this. For those of you wondering, I just really enjoy knitting shawls and I only keep my most favorites. I have quite a few knit worthy gals in my family and so I give a lot away for gifts. I started of course, a new shawl. In some very pretty and floral colors by Nice & Knit yarn. Have you tried their yarn, Its soooo wonderful and light! They have a podcast too. They knit beautiful things.
I pulled fabric for a floral quilt, thinking that it will just be patchwork which is quick and easy since I have other more complicated quilt wips. Including an english paper pieced hexi quilt which will take forever but I am enjoying nonetheless. I keep it tucked away in a little suitcase. All the fabric is cut. Epp projects are great because you can just pick it up whenever and not feel lost. Spending a whole day netflixing and getting a lot done until next time. For these particular hexies I am using 30's inspired fabrics and they are 1". My go to shop for my epp papers is Paper Pieces. I am just to lazy to cut my own. I seriously will need hundreds and hundreds for a queen size. I love the feedsack reproductions that are available. I find epp just as relaxing as knitting.


  1. Just found your patterns on ravelry and your blog! Am enjoying immensely!

  2. Hi new to your blog. Lovely photos as are your handmade items. I don’t knit, but enjoy seeing the textures and colors. Best, kim

  3. You got lots of great projects done! I love of all of it. I can not knit but I can do some crochet. I enjoyed the photos. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I always love your fabrics - so much! Occasionally I have tracked one down, so I can buy a fat quarter in the UK. Can't afford the postage of buying overseas but the particular shop you like to frequent is just filled with lovely fabrics. Oh well, I'm hardly prolific in my making and you can't have everything you see can you? That pink fabric with the white patches with pink or yellow roses is calling to me though. I love your instagram feed, such a sight for sore eyes. I love it all. I can't believe how much you get done, and all so very beautifully made and so pretty. Your blog is a lovely read, I must come back! Thanks so much for all your sharing - so inspiring.


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