Spring is officially here when I wake up to the little trills of the cedar waxwings in the Kanardi junipers. They come in flocks of a hundred or so, stay a week or 10 days and eat all the blue juniper berries to get energy to finish their trip to the north. They are so perfectly beautiful with their black masks, yellow dipped tails and red spots on their heads. This is the view outside my sewing table, just to the west of the junipers where they are busily eating their fill.
This is our favorite Spring quilt. My hubby bought the kit for me in AZ at the Chicken Coop in Mesa moons ago. I carried it around for a couple of years, stitching on it whenever I was at the hospital with my dad or my mom. I took it on vacations to Colorado, and to the Caribbean. It's all hand pieced and appliqued, except for the binding. It's quilted with different kinds of embroidery stitches using perle cotton, and it is always the first quilt I think of when it's time to get ready for the season. It's about 60" X 72". I so enjoyed all the time I worked on this quilt. Maybe I need to make up another "kit" to carry around for another season!
This is the view once the sofa table is put back, along with the lamp and my Mr. and Mrs. Wabbit guarding the candy dish.
Close-ups of the "quilting" embroidery stitches: