I can't show you the whole thing until my Mini QT swap partner receives this (cos that would just spoil the surprise, wouldn't it?), but here's a wee peek at what's been blooming in my sewing room since the weekend:
Amy already spotted that photo on my Flickr stream and asked if it was inspired by my photos from last week. Roger that! I'm loving the cherry blossoms this spring. The giant magnolia trees have busted their buds as well and they are breathtaking (must get some pix today for you). Once I hear that Lisa has received this mini in the mail, I'll show you the whole works.
In other finishing news, the double-Irish Chain went off in the mail yesterday. I hope it will bring some comfort to my friend who is having surgery for breast cancer today. She has a long journey ahead. I have quite a bit of coordinating fabric left over, so I sent it along in the box. Her 10 year old daughter is an enthusiastic little sewist and maybe she'd like to make her mommy something, too.
In domestic news, the house is filled with tulips, which have been abundant at every grocer and corner store here for weeks. I filled my prized Delft Tulip vase (my special mommy souvenir from our 2008 visit with B's relatives in the Netherlands) with pink frilly ones.
Are these called parrot tulips? The ones with the delicate, feathery edges on their petals?
This vase is on the living room coffee table with my Easter table runner (the one you see up there on my banner). Check out the buttery yellow centres - aren't they amazing?!
And on the dining room table, aaaaah. I just love this colour but I don't know exactly how to describe it...cranberry pink? spring wine? What would you call it?
I'm off to the post office. I don't want to keep Lisa waiting any longer!