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Watching for Spring

I'm ready for spring to come so I got out some springlike overdyed floss and played around.  I ended up stitching a woven grid.  I started putting an eyelet stitch in one of the open squares but I didn't like the way it looked.  Maybe I'll just leave it as it is for now.

Here in Colorado we don't really get spring.  We have three seasons: dust, ice and mud.  Right now we are midway between ice and mud (with some of each).  We could plunge back into ice for a while or go straight to mud.  One thing is certain.  It's almost time for pasque flowers.  They are the first flower of spring to bloom in the area. 

Somewhere I have a diary noting when they've started blooming since we moved.  I can't find it.  I think mid-March is the earliest that I've seen them bloom.

We've had warm weather - in the 40's and 50's - and the ground is getting spongy in areas so I think it's getting close.  However, it may need to get a bit warmer.

  Pasque flowers are hard to find when they just come up but I've been scouting the likely places ...

There was a big clump of them around here last year.

But last year the very first one was next to this fence. 

It looks brown and bleak doesn't it?  I can't wait for the cycle of seasons to start again.  I'm ready for warmer days, greener grasses and blooming flowers.

I'd like to catch some pasque flowers before they bloom but I probably won't spot one until it flowers.


  1. Haven't been in for a while and had to catch up. You are so creative. So how did you cut those paper snowflakes? those would look good a non ravelling fabric (felt?) and appliqued on something. I am into snowflakes now because I am doing 4 seasons for my EGA original pattern, and winter is going to be snowflakes. I tried to be a follower but I have none of those accounts. Keep up the good work I am behind you 100% see you sat. Pat


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