Thursday, 9 April 2009

Spring has well and truly sprung

Wow! Look at those colours! That's not oil seed rape (I don't know what they call it in the USA). It's a mixture of cowslips and dandelions - hundreds of them.
and the most blossom we've ever had in 10 years. The tree to the right is the edible cherries and the one in the centre is those bitter cherries that we sometimes use for Clafoutis, or I bottle them in Pineau or Eau de Vie - yum!
Last but not least, a very spring looking top being put together.
I've taken the house out (may put it on the back), am going to fill in the gaps with trees and call it Family Trees. The Young One got quite upset when she saw that I'd added Jane's name. "She doesn't live here!" She may not live here, but she's a Worthy too. So there! On to the photo in the last post. Jane guessed it. It's a sewer/drain and the photo was taken by The Young One. She was standing on the river bank at Bourdeilles, a pretty medieval village near here, taking photos of shells in the river (and those are good too). She leant right over (good job she didn't fall in!) to take a photo of some shells under the river bank and took this photo "by mistake". She didn't realise she had taken it until she was going through the photos later! As it turns out, it's a goody! Weather forecast for tomorrow is dreadful so I hope to get the top finished and then I really really really must get out that big box of red and white blocks which keeps looking at me in a soulful way and making me feel very guilty! Have a great Easter weekend and eat lots and lots of chocolate!
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15 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

"Rex" looks much better seperated off from the other letters by a tree :-) Will you put "worthy" in the quilt too?

jmbmommy said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the quilt and how it is coming about. The trees are great and I like how the names all go where they may. I can't wait to see what you put up next!

YankeeQuilter said...

Nice photos...have a great Easter. I am making some Greek bread tonight with the red eggs on top...wish me luck!

belinda said...

Yes...will you include 'Worthy' ??

It's looking quite good!!

nicolette said...

Hope your Easter weekend will be wonderful! Lovely pictures of Périgordian landscape and quilt!

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Happy Easter to you too,

GG

Elizabethd said...

Happy Easter Clare.
Isnt it lovely to see the blossom everywhere now? Brittany is beginning to look beautiful.
Are you still pushing on with red and white quilts? How many now?

Joyce said...

The quilt is looking very nice. I like the trees.
It's great to see flowers. We still have snow here. It's finally starting to go thank goodness.
Rapeseed is called Canola here.
Happy Easter to you and yours.

Lynda said...

I love your multicoloured letters!

Magpie Sue said...

First, congrats on your win in Belinda's secret drawing!

Love the idea of Family Trees :- ) Perfect! And the bits are looking fabulous. (Hey, maybe you could call the quilt "Very Worthy Family Trees!")

Happy Easter to you too!

Marit said...

Lovely quilt, and I like your title a lot! Beautiful landscape with the blooming threes. Wish you a very nice Easter weekend and look forward to follow your progress on the family threes quilt!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

love how the pictures of spring work so well with this lovely quilt in progress. fingers crossed you get sun!

Cher said...

great looking top building...and lovely photos...more rain today-drats

ROZ said...

Lovely photos. Happy Easter. Rape seed oil has been renamed by the Canadians who produce it as Canola oil.

The Devil Dog said...

Those fields are amazing. We love the tree blossoms. And the quilt.

We wanted to thank you for your kind words after Jill's passing. They were very much appreciated.

Roxy, Lucky, Mom, Dad & PlusOne