Monday, April 26, 2010

Weather Report and Childhood Stitching

Spring in the Serra Nevada Mountains.
The beautiful plum in DB's backyard.

The blue jays started moving in today.

Three days later. The white specks are snow. I took this
picture out the window at 6am by 7 the snow was melted. We had 3 days of flurries among the plum trees on the veranda out the back.
More snow forecast this week.
And they call this Spring?

The other part of this post is about memories and unexpected finds.
At quilters just before I left Australia we were using the Clover gadget for making yo-yo's.

I remembered making yo-yo's to cover pop bottle tops the summer between 5th and 6th grade.
The bottle tops were stitched together to create a trivet for my Mom.

Well here they are over 1/2 a century later.
Yes I am enjoying my creative life as much now as then


Have a great week Terry


Valentina said...

What gorgeous Flowers! and I love the trivits! I have never seen anything quite like it... I suppose plastic bottle caps would melt... :) I hope you are taking them back to Oz with you!
You are in my thoughts,

Kaite said...

Brrr, i see what you mean by a cool Spring. If it's any help we're having first frosts here this week, and i have to run around late evening covering up the pumpkins.
Great find with the trivets, and how amazing that they are still in such good order. Mom took good care of them. cheers, K.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

We have just had our first real Autumn, cardigans and thinking about heating!!!

Notjustnat said...

It's cold here in Melbourne too. Coat weather and today it rain all day!!! Glad to see you childhood stitching. Are they pot stands? Hugs Nat

Sue-Anne said...

the plum tree blooms are beautiful! How wonderful to find the trivets after all those years. Hope things are going well for you over there.