dappled days

A long weekend spent between studio and gardens.  Blissful.

ImageThe apple blossoms opened early in the morning, setting the stage for the primroses.



ImageImageWe’ve had a dry spring, but the emerging plants are very healthy and lush – especially the european ginger.

ImageOn Friday morning I had the opportunity to join the knitters at White Barn Farm knit cafe which is one of my favorite places in the valley.  Because the owner (Paula) is so generous and warm, one wants to bring along a treat or two!



ImageThis fun lower case alphabet is Kristy’s creation – you can find her at Quiet Play – go ahead, go over and see her – I’ll wait!  She sells her work at Craftsy too which is another wonderful venue for fiber artists and enthusiasts!

I’ve joined my first quilt-along.  Usually I work in solitude.  I’m not endorsing this, it’s just that my area does not seem to foster much quilting activity and I have found a community online that really inspires and uplifts.  I’m quilting through Lori Holt‘s wonderful Quilty Barns.  We are combining barn blocks with quilts – a wonderful appealing combo.



I’ll bring them back when they are completed and assembled.  Have a wonderful week, All!






About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
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4 Responses to dappled days

  1. They are such lovely blocks Jody – I adore the combination of the barn and quilt – especially the fussy cut critters and little folk peeping out. Looking forward to seeing more!


  2. pratima says:

    The details on your barns are quite amazing! Especially the doors and the inhabitants are so cute!
    Happy quilt-along!


  3. Denise says:

    Bravo, Jody! This is a wonderful post. Thank you for sharing. I’m not much with the fabrics, but the gardens charm me so much.


  4. Your spring garden is looking lovely. I am a bit envious of your apple tree and Japanese maple.


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