Thursday, March 20, 2008

WooHoo! Signs of Spring!

Yes, it is now officially SPRING! (oops...or is it tomorrow? LOL) The foot of snow has melted, the week-long deluge of rain has passed, and the sun actually made an appearance. I ventured outside to get a well needed dose of vitamin D and snapped a couple of pictures of my emerging plants. These are my Hyacinths...
And I think this is a patch of Stella D' Oro lilies...

Now, I realize that the Southern bloggers are probably laughing at the meager growth, but here, we'll take any signs of greenery we can get. LOL

Another sign of spring is the new lines of fabrics are hitting the shelves. Fabric.com has Amy Butler's new Midwest Modern line in already and I hope the other designers won't be too far behind.

When I saw how fantastic the colors blended with one of my vintage 60's prints, I couldn't wait to get sewing! Here's a little preview of a wristlet style bag. Don't the colors just scream SPRING!
Now I just need the temperatures to get a bit warmer and I will be a happy camper.

23 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I hope you aren't too flooded up there, like along the Ohio is! I love those new AB fabrics! And spring comes tomorrow! xo, suzy

Niesz Vintage Home said...

LOL Is it tomorrow?
Ah man, I thought it was today.
Oh well, at least it feels like spring . :)

Simply Me Art said...

Well, I would bet you in one months time those will have tripled in height! Thank you for stopping into my blog. Your shop and your Etsy shop are Beautiful. I so admire talented people who can sew like you can.Jamie

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Ohh the first signs of life in the gardens.. Thank goodness!!! Im anxiously awaiting the warm sunshine on my face...
Thanks for your visit today and your sweet comment :)
Happy Easter!
Jo-Anne

Rosemary said...

I hope it warms up for you. It feels like Spring here. I always mix up March 20 or 21 for Spring.
Have a Happy Easter!
Rosemary

Wanda said...

Of course we're not laughing. Well, maybe a little. But we'll see who's laughing about July or August. September....October.....

It's always exciting to see the first growth of spring - whether it comes in February or March or April.

Kelley said...

Lovely!! I am so excited to seeing happy, spring colors again! There aren't signs of green buds yet...can't wait!

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Oh lucky you tohave signs of spring! I am in Southern Ontario Canada and we usually see spring about now BUT the forecast has called for another 6 weeks of winter-like weather!! YIKES!! Can you please blow some warm air for us up here? LOL!!

Sugar Bear said...

Awesome! Still waiting to see some buds here.
Karla

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

It was in the 70's in Tennessee this week but when we arrived home last night, we arrived home to a fresh ground of snow. Ugh!! Have a blessed Easter Sunday!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Matroskin said...

I love those fabrics. You have an eye for colour! Your bags are lovely too.

Shabbyfufu said...

Oh drat....that means it will be hot as heck here in Florida soon! Thank you for your condolences Kimberly....I really appreciate it:-)~Janet~

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Oh I just love those fabrics! They would look fab in MY closet as well haha....

And do not let nature fool you... Here in the Netherlands we just had a WHITE Easter! Yep it is snowing. It was actually much nicer weather on january 1st then it is now... And I sooooooo long for spring! Do enjoy the weather for me!

pinklemonadeboutique said...

Ack! I've been trying to be good and not buy so much fabric, but looking at your's I feel my resolve slipping...slipping away...

Wild Rose said...

Well, it's obviously warmer there than it is here in Ontario. We still have snow on the ground and I saw the first sign of bulbs peeping through the soil a couple of days ago.

Enjoy the spring!

Marie x

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Trying to send sunny weather your way! I know how exciting it is at those first real signs of spring.
xo Lidy

cd&m said...

Lovely fabrics and yes it is nice to see Spring again.

the feathered nest said...

Those are sure signs of spring! I hope it continues to warm up for you. I'm afraid we'll be in summer temperatures by the end of May with they way we're going (70's tomorrow).

Manuela

Moderncountry said...

Yes, it is a wonderful feeling isn`t it? I love the first signs of Spring. Everything feels so fresh, green and wonderful. Yesterday I woke up to singing birds, that is the best feeling ever!! Today though it is a bit rough, but we will soon get sunny days again.

Do enjoy your happy feeling Niesz!
Aina

Jen r. said...

Love the spring pictures! You must be in the midwest. my bulbs all look aboutnteh same!
Jen R

Moderncountry said...

And thank you Niesz your visit And for the kind words that you left me!! I feel utterly happy to do what I am doing and that all of you motivates me to do my very best with positive words, is the best present ever!

Have a great weekend!!
Hug Aina x

pinklemonadeboutique said...

I love that fabric too, and it's looks fabulous made up in a bag, I can't wait to sew with it!

Lisa said...

Love that new Amy Butler fabric. It's not in my stores yet. Great little bag too.