Monday, April 05, 2010

It is said that April showers bring May flowers, so it would only be right to assume that March floods bring April buds . . . . or something like that.
Each of these blossoms was spied in our yard on Easter. Oh happy day!
The weekend also brought some time for quilting. I finally got the applique prepped for Wednesday's Work - the project I worked on with McIrish Annie a couple of weeks back.
I have come up with a new way to select my fabrics for applique, I call it the 'Let Sleeping Puppies Lie' method. It involves counting out how many fabrics you might need, opening up the tub with fabrics and quickly pulling out the needed number. Stack on the ironing board, press and cut. Accomplish all this before an active little busy body inserts herself into the mix and starts wanting to play tug-o-war with your stash. I'm not unhappy with the result and it certainly adds a new dimension to color placement.
Speaking of a little busy body, look who is now almost tall enough to peek out the window.
Still it looks like she's on her tippy toes. The neighbor children were out in full force yesterday and Daisy was really hoping to get in on some of the action. If she had a thought bubble it might say something like, " I wish these people would stop buying me chew toys and invest in a couple of kids instead."

24 comments:

Diane said...

love your little quilts and Daisy is growing so fast!

rainylakechick said...

Daisy is so cute! Look at all that fluffy puppy hair!!!

They grow up fast... Today is my puppy's first birthday! He's probably wishing for a baby too, but it ain't gonna happen. :)

KC Quilter said...

Looks like Daisy is going to be quite the little helper!

dee said...

Hi Libby.
Glad you had a nice Easter and the weather is getting better. We're due to hit 75-ish today. That weather in this neck of the woods. Either it's 75 or 45.
That pup is so adorable. Just look at that puppy fuzz.

Candace said...

How nice to see the flowers poking their way to the sun! Great idea for pulling from your stash, Libby - I think I should try that for all my projects! Can't believe how fast Daisy is growing!
Cheers!

Jeanette said...

I like your little quilt. I'm not sure if I could do your new method of applique ;-) , although yours turned out great! What do you use to make your fabric, it sure shows up well. Happy spring!

Kathie said...

oh my she is growing!!!!
maybe another puppy would do the trick!!!!
hmmm maybe a baby instead?
LOL
love the star quilt, great way to choose the fabrics, yup they work!
Kathie

Catsngrams said...

I love the method great idea. Daisy wants to go play I think. I made my grandkids when they come over take my Abby out to play.

Loris said...

Im so happy you got some sunshine. Amazing how fast and wonderful those little bulbs and sprouts show up.
Daisy is looking so cute and you are right! She is getting big :-)
Good luck in the tug a war!

Kim said...

You could consider getting Miss Daisy a doggie playmate. Such pretty flowers in your yard...has Daisy shown any interest in digging in the garden yet? Yeah, you should definitely get another puppy, lol. Dueling diggers! Another fun Libby style quilt, too. You've been busy. :-D

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I love your new method of fabric selection! It certainly saves time and that hassel of worrying about the wrong fabric.

Oh Daisy, you have such personality!

Quilter Kathy said...

Daisy is sooo cute. Love that photo of her watching out the window! Now that the better weather is coming, maybe Daisy could play with the kids at the park while you work on your stitching!?!?!

WoolenSails said...

The quilt is wonderful. I have to keep my sewing room and supplies closed up, my kitties are just way too obnoxious. Daisy sure is growing fast.

Debbie

sewprimitive karen said...

I love the thought bubble. Daisy is growing so fast.

Pat said...

How sweet. Daisy is so cute. We do love our pets. I have a pet Snouzer, Muffin. Your work is most beautiful, my dear friend. Happy Quilting!

Cathi said...

Your new fabric choosing method is clearly working out well!
Isn't it marvelous when spring finally arrives?

Dixie said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Miss Daisy is getting cuter by the minute. Love how you picked the fabrics for the applique - your quilt is going to be great!

AnnieO said...

Those little projects look great and the fabric selection method must leave you a little breathless, LOL!

Puppies are so adorable.

Happy Spring!

julieQ said...

Wow, she is growing! Such a pretty color, isn't she...love your new project!

Guðrún said...

So spring is finally at your place.

libbyquilter said...

ha~!~ Daisy's thought bubble made me laugh~!~

the fabric selection method seems to be working out well for you . . . sometimes random is a bit scarey but you're making it look very good~!~

:)
libbyQ

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The quilt looks great, and I loved reading about how you pick your fabric :-) That photo of Daisy is precious, and I'm so glad you're getting spring flowers now, instead of snow!
Blessings,
Marcia

MARCIE said...

Kids like puppies too, you could probably work out a deal! Very cute little spring Daisy you have! And great new method even tho it may be by default.

Yvonne said...

She's growing so fast....looks like she's gonna be a big girl. :)
This is my favorite time of the year.....I love seeing all the new spring growth.