April 15, 2009

Wow, it is a pretty day here today.  The sun is shining with blue sky all around and the snow is practically melting as you watch.  Ironically, we could use some rain because where there isn’t any snow it is almost dusty.  There is currently 1,930 cubic feet of water going over Tahquamenon Falls  each second.  If my calculations are correct that is about 14,417 GALLONS PER SECOND.  Amazing!

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The birds are migrating across Whitefish Point.  A gentleman was just in and said he saw a bald eagle, a golden eagle and sandhill cranes today.  Spring certainly has sprung!

In a way, I am kind of glad there is still a little snow on the ground.  That means I don’t have to rake yet and since I can’t quite get to the garden yet, I get to sew and knit and enjoy the next couple of weeks till the snow is gone.

New in knitting is this pair of socks that Vicki just finished.  It is hard to see, but there is a pattern in the leg of the sock called Chain of Hearts.  These socks are made from one of the yarns that has aloe in the yarn.  If you haven’t tried out this yarn yet put it on your list.  It is great on your hands as you work with it too.

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Spring makes us think of bunnies and these bunnies featured in Bunny’s Day Out are having a great time playing in the fields.  This would be great for any child – boy or girl.

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Speaking of children Brown Bear, Brown Bear and The Very Hungry Caterpillar fabrics are here and selling quickly.  We even have the books to go with them.  A great gift for a new baby could be a quilt and a book.  Or for a little older child, how about a pillow case and a book.

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Vicki has been playing with the Strip Tube ruler and book again.  The possibilities with this ruler are endless.  She has about 16 blocks or so done and it is so fun just to move them around on the design wall to see what you can come up with.  Here are just a few of the designs that I put together just playing around.

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As you look at these pictures, remember they are all the same block.

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It is hard for me to pick my favorite design.

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Now I just stuck these blocks together, but you can use them randomly or spend a little more time laying them out.  Either way this technique is really neat and I think that I will have to be experimenting with it soon.

Enjoy your spring and till next time – happy crafting!

Lisa 🙂

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