A Little Wednesday Sunshine #2

Here we are, deep in a pandemic, isolated, bored, longing for good food and lost outings, and worrying about those we love. Hard days, huh. How about some happy things that I encountered this week? A little sunshine in the middle of the week, so to speak.

I bought some little bulbs to plant in my front garden in a school fundraiser a couple of years ago. I have no idea what this is, but after the snow melted this week there it was. Look at how cute it is!!
My neighbor put fertilizer on his lawn last fall and it has greened up with a vengence. Look! The first bunny of the year has shown up to snack on the lush grass. Try to imagine me sitting in the street for several minutes waiting for this bunny to get used to me so I could take this picture. Yep, that happened. I was out there so long a squirrel arrived to check on me.
I’ve set up the sewing machine on the dining room table in front of a sliding glass door so that I can sew in the afternoon sunshine. Doesn’t this springy quilt make you feel happy?
Finally, I finished up my Pebble Tunic this week. The pockets are sewn up, the ends are all woven in, and as you can see, I put on the cat paw buttons.
and they look fabulous!!

It’s actually a day here with little sunshine. In a few hours the clouds will finish closing in and rain will start, changing to snow before morning. Tomorrow and Friday it will continue to snow and carry on outside. I will get to wear my new sweater! That flower outside evidently is able to handle snow, and the bunny is hopefully tanked up on grass and will do okay in the icky weather. By the end of the week I should have that quilt done and I’ll be casting about for new projects to work on. In spite of everything, there are happy things and sunshine in the week.

Good days in a sad time continue.

Have a good week, everyone. Be safe.

 

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled cats.

25 thoughts on “A Little Wednesday Sunshine #2”

    1. That’s it! You found it! I do sew, but I have to say that I am kind of the black sheep in a family of serious quilters and seamstresses… I am the serious knitter, spinner, and weaver of the bunch. I like cutting my own path, I think… Anyway, that quilt is just a printed fabric and I am sewing around all the blocks as if they were pieced. It will look great!

  1. I love your sweater! The buttons are just purrfect:)
    The quilt is stunning! Sewing in the sunshine sounds heavenly.
    It amazes me how we can find little bits of happiness in this otherwise depressing situation.
    Stay well! Stay warm!

    1. I am so happy with the sweater. It’s like wearing a pink cloud. I got lucky with the quilt location. I have trouble wrestling the quilt through the machine because of its size and weight (and my less than completely functional hands and arms…) so I decided to use the dining room table to carry the weight. I have a plastic topped table pad that reduces friction, and for a bonus the afternoon sunshine. It is perfect! I should have thought of it years ago.
      I’m trying to capture the happy things as best I can because we totally need them right now. Stay safe!

  2. Thank you for the pictures of spring. Pink is my favorite color and so I love the quilt. Those buttons are so cute!

    1. I am really liking the quilt more and more as I work on it. I just put a white linen duvet cover on my down comforter and this sweet little quilt will be a topper at the foot of the bed. It is going to be just fabulous!!

      1. Sounds pretty. I have a new quilt someone gave me. I’m saving it for warmer weather though.

  3. Your lovely homely quilt reminds me of one my nana made many years ago. It’s very pretty and vintage looking. I can’t resist a challenge and being a bulb lover I discovered that your beautiful flower is most probably called ‘glory of the snow’ Chinodoxa forbesii from Turkey. Also comes in pale pink. It’s on ‘wimastergardener.org/article/glory-of-the-snow. Your tunic is ‘tres chic’ and the rabbit photo has cheered me up. Blue skies and sunshine here too.

    1. I checked out your link on the bulb… I think you’re right!! It’s out in falling snow right now and I hope it’s enjoying itself in all its glory. πŸ™‚
      I am happy with the quilt too. You know, it does remind me of stuff that is vintage. I was drawn to it because of the roses.

  4. Your sweater looks great. I’ve not seen the flower before, but it is very pretty. I hope it starts to warm up soon for you over there. I love snow but suspect by mid-April even I’d have had enough. πŸ™‚

    1. It is pouring snow outside even as I type this. It is a little hard to take because last week was so sunny and warm. Looks like I’m having another day knitting under covers trying to stay warm… or I can put on my new sweater! Yippee! It’s a plan.

  5. LOVE your sweater, and the buttons are perfect on it πŸ™‚ Also, that is a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing your flower and the bunny – so glad you are finding lovely things to be happy about right now!

  6. Love that Pebble Tunic. Gorgeous color and looks so soft. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt. How much snow did you end up with? Hope no trees came down due to the weight of the snow on trees with leaves! That happened to us in the KC area!

    1. The quilt is moving right along. I can put the binding on tomorrow and then I’ll be sewing that down for a couple of days. By Wednesday I should be able to show off a picture. I only had a couple of inches here at my house but my son had over 8 inches on his can a day later. Our trees haven’t leafed out yet. I lost a tree last year and I really don’t want to lose another one! Of course, if I was getting out more I might discover that there are trees with leaves out there somewhere…

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