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Spring. Is it really here?

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Spring is a Season of Joy for me. After another long, cold winter it is such a pleasure to see everything being renewed. The green grass and budding trees. The bright blue skies filled with puffy white clouds. The birds have returned to sing their morning song and to hop across the lawn.  Awww!
Makes me smile!

Spring Tulips. These were from bulbs I planted last fall. Given to me by my cousin, I had no idea what colours I would end up with. These tulips were just opening up when my kids came home from school. This is my sassy daughter Erin and the cat she loves so much. Fluffy.

By the next day, those tulips were in full bloom. I was happy to see there was a brilliant mix of reds and yellows. Here the wind is blowing hard. Making them dance!

Spring is a Renewal of Life. On both sides of my family we have new additions. A boy on one side
and a daughter on the other. Perfect opportunities for handing out quilts to loved ones. Knowing your hard work will be appreciated and cherished.

Spring also brings to mind Spring Cleaning. The first thing on my list was to go over my inventory of finished quilts. This past week I had a Spring Sale in my Etsy shop. All my older quilts and runners have been marked down to ridiculously low prices. I only have so much room for storage. And as much as I love each quilt I have made…. I can’t keep them all!

The original WoW-E! quilt was purchased. I washed her up and threw her in the dryer. Here she is all crinkled up and getting ready to go to her new owner – right here in Ontario. A new baby girl will be snuggled and wrapped up in this – one of my favourite makes ever.

It’s not easy letting go…

But on the same day as I was preparing for her departure….

The On Point quilt arrived back home again. Following the photo shoot in Texas by Fat Quarter Shop. Along with this quilt, a sweet card with a pink envelope. And equally sweet message. So thoughtfully enclosed were also four spools of Aurifil thread!

Spring is a time of renewal. I am feeling revived. And my quilting journey is continuing. Here’s to all the new and exciting adventures to come!

Along with you… My kind, supportive and wonderful friends…. I am having a wonderful time and so happy just to – be. Thank you for sharing your quilting adventures on your blogs and inviting me to be a part of your quilting world. I don’t know what I’d do without you!

Keep On Quilting On!
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24 Responses

  1. Congratulations on your sale of the Wow-E quilt; I hope it gets much love, snuggles, and use over the years. And what a wonderful gesture from the FQS. 🙂 Hooray for renewal and spring!

  2. Lovely to see you finally getting some great weather in your part of the world. I love that pick of your daughter and kitty cat – what a beautiful family you have! Congratulations on selling your quilt – that is one lucky new owner 🙂

  3. Dear Lorna, your beautiful post was a good start for my day! x Teje

  4. magistra says:

    I love the picture of your daughter and her cat bumping heads together. It shows such pure joy and love of each other's company! I'm really glad you shared it!Beth

  5. KaHolly says:

    Life is good!

  6. My tulips are out as well and to me that always signals the end of winter. So happy to be able to sit in the sunshine 🙂 What a sweet note and thoughtful gift 🙂

  7. Glinda ♥ says:

    A lovely post – cats and quilts (and your adorable daughter!) and talk of Spring … it's a great time. So happy you're happy … keep smiling 🙂

  8. Michele T says:

    Oh my goodness, that firstborn is too sweet!! We woke up to cold weather yesterday and by early evening it was snowing… On Victoria Day!!! Wah!😭

  9. Lorna, thank you for taking me on your Quilting journey every day. It's always to uplifting and well, just plain beautiful. You have a zest for life and all things sunny. Keep on enjoying Spring, it's already gone here in Virginia USA and we've moved on to humidity that comes w/summer. My tulips love it:)bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  10. MaryBeth says:

    Love your Wow pattern. I've made two as baby gifts and they've been BIG hits. I have one more almost complete. Thanks for a great design.

  11. Kris says:

    What a lovely pic and post. Congrats on the sale and your continued quilty success!

  12. I do love that quilt – it is one of my favorites that I have seen on your blog

  13. Jayne says:

    Your daughter is gorgeous and so are those tulips! Spring seems to come at just the right moment. Just when we are at our wits end! Congrats on the wonderful sale too!

  14. Just being is really the best way to be. Glad you are happy being you becausee we all love ya bunches too!

  15. Jasmine says:

    I'm so happy for the spring cheerfulness. 🙂 Your daughter is gorgeous.

  16. Such lovely news today of your tulips and FQS adventures! How fun!

  17. Ioleen says:

    Congrats on your sale of the WoW-E quilt. Your daughter and her cat showing unconditional love makes a great picture. I have really enjoyed every one of your posts. This one has me smiling from ear to ear. Looking forward to all the posts to come. Take care.

  18. Your daughter and her fur baby remind me of my daughter. She loved her cats and loved on them unconditionally, even though she has allergies to their hair. Love your tulips and what a perfect combo of colors. I wish we could grow tulips in Florida, but it doesn't get cold enough for long enough, thankfully. Enjoy your Spring and the mild weather. Debbie

  19. Cheryl says:

    I am so glad bring has come for you, I know that you had a very cold and long winter this past year. I loved the picture of your daughter and kitty, so cute!

  20. Zenia Rene says:

    Thank you Lorna! This post is beautiful and refreshing and I enjoyed reading it. I'm curious about the beautiful quilting on WoW-E. Is it FMQ? You really do exceptional work!

  21. pollyanna says:

    Spring is a time for renewal and I see your sewing studio must be full of beautiful spring colors and flowers. Happy days!

  22. This made me tear up a bit. I really admire and love your blog and YOU yourself. I am so happy that YOU are here and we get to enjoy YOU, Lorna!

  23. Lara B. says:

    Ahhhh Lorna, you brought tears to my eyes – truly so much beauty to celebrate! Your Erin is such a doll and Fluffy sure is cute. Isn't that just terrific that as you said goodbye to the first Wow-E that your on point quilt returned home! And could you ask for a better note to go with it? I am so very happy for you and so excited about the great things in store for you!

  24. Laura Chaney says:

    Yay for beautiful spring tulips!! And that picture of the cat and the daughter is just too precious.