Saturday, March 24, 2012

Snow and a Late St. Patty's Day post...

Today it was 70 degrees outside and completely, totally, fantastically SUNNY!

But a few days ago, we woke up to 6"-8" of snow on the ground... Our weather has been very crazy...

My daffodils were probably wondering what the heck was going on when they woke up covered in snow...
Daffodils in Snow

There was snow everywhere... Even the crevices of our Japanese Maple...
Snow on Tree

This little house is often occupied by the cutest little bird family... If they are here this year, I hope they were kept warm and toasty in there....
Birdhouse in Snow

Outside - one would have to look pretty hard to see any signs of spring...

But inside...... I have a dogwood branch in bloom!

Our neighbors planted the cutest little dogwood tree between our driveways. It is a favorite of mine. The weight of the snow must have broken this branch, so I decided to bring it in and see what it would do. It's been in a vase of water for about a month. I am loving watching it sprout and bloom.

I even took part of the branch over to my neighbor so she could enjoy it too. She's going to hang her Easter eggs from it..
Dogwood in Bloom

You can see a little peak at the St. Patrick's Day banner I made a few weeks back. I saw this adorable little banner over at Simple As That
Dogwood

And here is the Tablerunner I made especially for St. Patty's Day!
St. Patricks Day Quilted Table Runner

Wonky green stars on a white background with a rainbow border.
St. Patrick's Day Quilted Tablerunner

And little shamrocks quilted in the center of each star...
Wonky Star Tablerunner

It looks really cute on my buffet with my little banner and blooming dogwood....
St. Patricks Day Table Runner


33 comments:

Heidi Staples said...

I absolutely love this table runner. The colors are fantastic, and I love the way you made the stars. Well done!

Lisa Lisa said...

Your table runner is beautiful! I know all about that weather. I live down in Corvallis. We woke up to 5" of snow the other day, and today it was in the high 50's. Sure is nice to see the sun! Enjoying your blog :)

Lindsay said...

Love, love, love that table runner!!! And the quilting. I don't know if I am more jealous over your snow or your table runner ;)

Larissa said...

That table runner is GORGEOUS!!! I Love how you chose to quilt it ... perfect for the design!!! ... Also, your flora pics are beautiful! It must be amazing waking up after an overnight snowfall!!! Me ... I haven't even seen snow, except for in pictures and movies!!! Have a great weekend!!

Sherri said...

Jodi...the table runner is amazing...love it! And the snow...who knew that would happen so late in March! The snow pictures are gorgeous too!

Anne said...

I sure wish we could get all the way up to 71! Love your table runner. So fresh and clean looking.

Nicky said...

Very subtle St Patrick's Day item ! It is lovely

Celtic Thistle said...

Your table runner is lovely, love your quilted shamrocks, my Irish husband would be impressed!

Kiera Vanella said...

So pretty and spring like. The quilting is just beautiful!
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Suzan said...

Love, love, love the table runner with those gorgeous bright colors against the white. And how clever of you to force a dogwood branch. I wish I had thought of that! They are close to blooming here though a blooming branch for my Easter centerpiece with eggs hanging from it would be gorgeous. Hmmm...now to find someone willing to let me cut a branch off their tree!

Eileen said...

Wonderful runner. Glad to be reading your blog again

Amy DeCesare said...

Another beauty of a table runner! You should make a book for them. Either how-to or a coffee table book...I've made 3 so far and just love them.

Candy said...

That table runner is fabulous! I really love the wonky stars. I have been wanting to try them but have not gotten around to it yet. What am I waiting for?

suemac said...

I like your table runner. Very cute. It was 85 here in Austin yesterday. Our spring is fast heading to summer.

Mama Pea said...

I love that table runner!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Jodi...
Snow and then sunny in the same week?...it's just like living in Utah!
The dogwood blossom is so beautiful and looks perfect with your paper garland behind
It. Your table runner is darling as usual... I love your green wonky stars and rainbow borders...makes me want a bowl of
Lucky Charms:)

fiberdoodles said...

I absolutely LOVE that table runner!! And what pretty snow pictures. I weather goes crazy here sometimes too ;0)

Regina said...

My Mom always said spring wasn't here until we had snow on the daffodils, so I guess it's official where you are?? Not here though - we had our 80's and spring was rushed, and now it has cooled down again, but I don't know about snow. I do love the blooming dogwood - how sweet!!

The Thompsons said...

That shamrock quilting is adorable!

Patrice said...

That is the cutest runner EVER! I love the bright colors and the quilting is perfect. Great job!

Eileen said...

great table runner! so springy. love wonky stars--fun to make them. fantastic seeing the dogwood blooming--one of my favorite trees ever. thanks for sharing and have a great day

Cherie said...

Gosh snow when it's supposed to be warm! Love the table runner it looks great! Really brightens up all that snow. =D

Carla said...

your table runner is gorgeous!! So glad you are posting again : )

Cynthia said...

Your table runner is so pretty!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous table runner! Our weather has been fab over the weekend...like a mini summer and then this morning we woke up to a hard frost...didn't stop people from wearing their flipflops and shorts to the supermarket! Lol

AZ Smurfette said...

Seriously so creative and cute table runner! It is so happy!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh!!! I am so in love with your runner!!!

Dawn said...

I love the runner too! So cheery when cheer is needed at the end of winter!

Jen O said...

Beautiful photos and I love the table runner. I tried following you on Pinterest, but none of your boards show up on your page even though it says you have 1345 pins. Have you heard of anyone else having this problem?

Becky said...

Crazy about your table runner! It is absolutely perfect for St. Patrick's day, but for the whole spring as well.

Sharon said...

Love the table runner!

doodlebugmom said...

I love your blog, have spent hours here the past few weeks. I enjoy looking at your quilts and projects.Your quilts are so bright and cheerful and your organization just might motivate me ;)

I have chronic issues, so feel like I can relate to your previous post. (gotta love it when you find a great doctor).

rebecca said...

I don't know how I missed this post until now Jodi!! Your banner is so pretty, thanks so much for sharing a link to my blog. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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