signs of spring…..

It’s been warm here the last few days, well warm is a relative thing! I should say it’s been warmer than normal and there are some early (very early) signs of spring showing up!

On our morning walk Bart and I came across these snowdrops in the forest, they aren’t brave enough to open fully yet but they are so lovely poking their way out of last falls leaves.

I must have been a sight clambering up the steep slope to take this picture… actually I was probably more of a sight coming down! I traveled most of the way back to the footpath on my behind. Bart did much better, he didn’t slip on the wet leaves once, he is much more sure-footed ( or is it sure pawed?) than I am.

Another sure sign of spring in my life is the arrival of the Call for Entry, Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation and I am at work on my entry. It doesn’t look like much yet, but I have great plans!

The quilt is about 37 inches wide by 45 inches long so those blossoms are big! I know they look a bit weird right now but they only have their “base coat” of paint on.  Once it’s all appliqued in place I can  paint and draw back into the flowers leaves and stems the details will make it come alive… I can hardly wait.

Check back and I’ll show you how it’s coming along!

Hope there are signs of spring where you are…

Bye for now, Catherine



  1. Hi Catherine, I know it’s not strictly for Orientation but you should post your Cherry Blossom quilt as it happens on the Six and Friends blog. I’m sure the others would love to see it taking shape.


  2. Aren’t cherry blossoms orienting? Looking forward to posts of this work. Here the biggest sign of spring is the longer day and the more northern route of the sun (or is it the earth)—that surely is orienting. Judy

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