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Going in Circles Again

I am starting on the second irrigation circle piece. It is a bit larger that the silk piece, which I am stitching by hand with hand-dyed thread in my spare moments. I am going to use my shibori fabrics for the circles on this piece.

I marked out the grid on a piece of felt. It is sturdier than batting and will not stretch out of shape.

The last few days have been full of various activities. I have done some cooking — a Key Lime Cheesecake for a dinner party last night. Tonight, I made White Chicken Chili and cornbread muffins for a family dinner.

This morning, I took Scooter for a walk in the Rhodie Garden. It is certainly beginning to look like spring.

Daffodils are on the way.

The first Rhododendron blooms .

And some cherry blossoms are beginning to burst out.

When we moved from upstate New York to California in 1976, one of the things I loved most was having spring come in January and February. This is a bit early for Portland, but I will enjoy it.

7 Responses to “Going in Circles Again”

  1. rayna says:

    that’s one good way to deal with shibori, Gerrie. And enjoy the early spring. Here it is back to being bitterly cold with snow expected.

  2. Diane D. says:

    Wow – flowers already! And we have 5+ inches of new snow. Enjoy the beautiful blooms.

  3. wlstarn says:

    That’s a gorgeous piece of fabric in the top photo.
    Daffodils pushing up here as well, and the bradford pear has flower buds soon to open.
    Wendy in Louisiana

  4. dee says:

    Oh, to be in your garden for a few minutes. It’s bitter here. I love that green shibori very much.

  5. Janice says:

    Our daffodils are coming up too. Seem very early for cherry blossoms, help they don’t get frost damage.

  6. francoise says:

    Love your pictures showing the first signs of spring! Here we are having snow again, but I saw some daffodil shoots too.