March is one of my favorite months. Probably because it’s my birthday month and I kind of celebrate it all month long. I had a cake.
I got to eat out with some of my favorite people and I got some gift certificates. Always love that.
David and I took a weekend off and just did what we wanted. Ate out, relaxed, saw three movies and had a very nice couple of days. We think we enjoy that as much as we do taking a long vacation. We will probably do a few more of these weekends this year. We have one planned to go to Cincinnati in May where I am going to a book signing of one of my favorite bloggers. If you read Susan Branch’s blog, you know what I’m talking about. I love her blogs especially the ones where she wrote about Downton Abbey.
I bought myself some new fabric. Seems like every March I do this.
Love getting new fabric. I don’t have a clue what I will make with this yet, but it will be used, I am sure.
Love these little flowers.
Decided to complete this child’s quilt I started last winter.
Each block has a picture of a child playing.
Among all the getting ready for Easter and company Sunday, I did get this pinned today. I also made potato salad, cleaned the chicken house, mulched some of the garden, did two loads of laundry, did the ironing, fed the dogs and chickens, moved bags of mulch, prepared supper for David and myself and then I collapsed on the sofa and have not gotten up since! Oh, yes, I mixed up a batch of sugar cookies too.
Meanwhile the dogs want me to play with them. I try to give them some play time with me every day, but today, not so much. Sorry girls.
‘”Then I just won’t look at you, Mom.”
The hens are finally laying again. They went through a few weeks that we were fortunate to get an egg a day. But now, we have them coming out our ears. The eggs taste like butter, I’m telling you. So rich and yellow.
They have been fertilizing my garden area all winter so I should have a great garden this year. I think I am just going to plant pumpkins and tomatoes. I have about fifty tomato plants started with some ready to plant outside when the weather is warmer.
Chickens still love their “crack.”
They’ll follow me anywhere when I have a bowl of this in my hand.
I got this quilt pinned this month. I’m going to quilt it on the sewing machine.
I just got a brochure in the mail this week for a quilt magazine and this very quilt was in it. All finished. I hope I get this finished in a few weeks.
I’m still knitting. When I get frustrated trying to knit socks, I knit another scarf. I’m trying to use up all my old yarn.
Speaking of socks, I got the heel flap knitted on this sock and then something horrible happened and I ended up tearing out the whole sock. That makes about six times I have tried to make a sock.
I’m almost afraid to tell you about this sock because it’s the farthest I have gotten on one. I knitted the heel flap, turned the heel, picked up stitches(Oh, that was horrendous) and am knitting the gussets now. I am seeing a very dim light at the end of the tunnel, but until I get a sock finished I am not going to crow. Even with all the ripping out and starting over, I quite enjoy knitting socks. I just have to finish one. When I do, you all will be the first to know besides David, as he has been keeping up on my progress and encouraging me when I get all flummoxed. When learning to knit socks, you need an encourager beside you so you don’t give up.
Spring has sprung in Indiana. It takes me by surprise every single year. One day it’s all grey and dark and the next tiny green leaves are sprouting from the ground and on the trees and bushes.
The Nanking cherry bushes bloomed first and early this year. They are already almost gone, boo hoo.
Our two dwarf magnolias are just about to burst into bloom. The magnolias around us and in town have already been blooming for a week or two.
Daffodils blooming everywhere. I have planted hundreds of them through the years and they really are beautiful this year.
One of my top five favorite flowers. It’s a shame they only bloom in Spring, but I’ll take them whenever I can get them.
I really need to divide these flowers. August Lilies or Magic Lilies. They won’t flower until August after all the foliage has died. Looks like we will have a lot of flowers in August.
My Spring angel by Jim Shore.
Holding a bird in her hand. The birds are nesting and singing their hearts out.
Happy Spring and have a blessed Easter. He is risen. Halleluhah!! Bye.