Another edition of WIP Wednesday---the week are whizzing on by, it seems.
My friend Judy dropped off the queen sized raffle she made for donation that she had asked me to bind for her. I made and applied the binding on Saturday and started stitching. By Monday evening I was done. Back out came the stitchery---April snowman block from Freckles. I am making some progress. I cannot say that I am fond of doing satin stitch nor do I particularly like my results. I will modify some of the remaining eggs to something more textural---like the long-short split stitch I used on the carrot nose. Other than that, I am having fun with this, LOL, which IS the point, after all.
Since I am really not doing too much sewing output these days, I thought you might want to see some of the spring flowers and shrubs around here. Here is a bloom on my husband's pampered lilac bush. I don't think I have ever seen it as loaded with blooms as it is this year and it smells heavenly!
On the way out to the backyard to take this, I noticed that the azalea bushes are starting to come around too. Just a hint of that glorious dark pink/red at this point so I'll wait on those. What I think are lupines are up and my hosta planted near Pippi's gravesite is coming back up.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of the neighbor's dogwood tree while I was out. Driving around you see lots of out there but this is the closest to the house. DJ and I have tried 3 times to grow our own tree with little success. I guess we'll just admire theirs. Ronnie had said that this one came from Mt. Cheeha years ago so I imagine it is the more wild, native and hardy variety.
Yellow pollen is everywhere. I am told it is predominantly from the pine trees. Those with allergies must be miserable but it is all part of spring. We had a couple of days in the 80's--record breaking highs reported in BHM the last two days. Rain is due in tomorrow, they say. So far it is a bit cooler today, thank goodness, with a pleasant breeze blowing. No doubt some of that yellow is coming in the house. I figure that is why there are dust cloths.
Hope that you are having a good day and thanks for stopping by--------