The sun is coming up on what looks to be a beautiful Spring day. It's been nearly a year since I started making my clamshell quilt with the Clamshell Club. Think I'll finish by Year Two? It's about 40" long now, not so far to go!
I know Winter is not so severe here compared to other places in the world, but it felt very long indeed, and a sunny, mild day is enough to bring a silly grin to my face. The Hellebores are mostly done now...
as are the tulips.
But there are many other pleasures right behind them! I haven't photographed the asparagus (have you ever seen it in a garden? It's not ... pretty) but we had the first of the season with last night's dinner and that's a hedonistic pleasure indeed. And the rhubarb is coming up too! You've heard me spout this before, but if you garden, you must have perennial vegetables! There are few finer things on this Earth than perennials you can eat.
In other quilty news, I finished my top for Konda's Layer Cake Quiltalong! I love Jane Sassaman's fabrics (this is her Sunshine and Shadow line), but they don't play nice with others! I was having a heckuva time figuring out the sashing and border; Hubby suggested the tomato red. Even when I stood there poring over the color card I never considered red; he pointed it out right away. Thanks hon, ya done good.