Thursday, April 26, 2007

Spring

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”-Rainer Maria Rilke

It seems that we're done with the snow, this time of year I'm so glad to live here. Some early flowers were damaged by the last snow, but some of the heartier ones have popped back up. I recently found my first trillium of the year in our woods. In the background are the Mayapple (or Mandrake) just starting to open up. Unfortunately, they're invasive and are taking over the trillium beds.
These were taken a few days ago, today we've had a gloomy day and lots of rain. This weekend is supposed to be nice though, so hopefully we'll finally get the bikes out again.

The dogs love a walk in the woods, though Chance (our border collie) is getting old and can't be out when we cut wood anymore. He'll wander right under the tree we're trying to cut down and it seems that his hearing comes and goes.
He's such a sweetheart, it's sad to see him getting so old.


In quilting news; I found these old blocks a couple of days ago at a local antique store. I find the old fabrics interesting, I believe the 16 patch blocks are from around 1900, maybe earlier. The turquoise blocks are strange, they kind of look like something you'd see in a microscope.



I'll hand wash these carefully and put them away with the others I've collected, maybe someday they can be used as a teaching tool to show what the fabrics from different years were like.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jenni @ Fairybread said...

So lucky! It must be fantastic to actually see the old fabrics.

7:51 PM  

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