I thought I would share a picture of this magnificent forsythia that I pass each day on the way to work. Not that I can see it in the dark on the way to work when it's dark, but I definitely can see it at the other end of the day. It's hard to get an idea of the scale in this picture, but I think you could probably hide a school bus behind it with maybe just the top sticking out a bit. I think they must have planted a ring of them and let it go from there.
A few years ago our town fathers had these Bradford pear trees planted in a row down this street. They are really beautiful when they are in bloom in early spring. In between the trees they installed old fashioned street lights, and it's a beautiful drive down the road after dark. I didn't think I could manage the picture in the dark, so here it is in daylight.
So there you have it: scenic southern Indiana in the spring.
Yesterday after finishing the four patch, I took these squares out again. Remember these? Last fall I began working on them, only to get sidetracked by the log cabin, the Christmas things, the mystery quilt, and the four patch. I was going to work on the layout and see if maybe I had enough to declare it finished. When I got it up on the wall though it seemed such a shame to call it quits on this when I have boxes and bags full of scraps and leftovers that are just aching to see the light of day in a quilt.
So, I started going through my bags of crumbs--bits that are just too small to put back in my boxes of fat quarters and yardage. I cut enough for twenty or so new blocks. (They are only 4-1/2 square.) Then, this afternoon after running all the errands, I started going through the boxes with the larger pieces in them. I cut even more.
But, you know what? I found myself actually putting fabric BACK into the boxes. Some little voice, somewhere in my head was telling me, "This is okay, but not this, or this." It suddenly occurred to me, WHY in the world would I not use these scraps in a scrap quilt? What in the world am I saving them for?
So, I went BACK through the boxes and starting pulling out bits and pieces of fabric and I'll be cutting more tonight. Truthfully, I could make this quilt a California king-size and STILL have fabric left over.