March is only two days away! Yet, the Midwest and east are having snowstorms. My friends in California are entering into another drought year and it is more like the beginning of summer there. But here in northwest Oregon, the daffodils and hyacinths are starting to blossom right on cue.
Blue skies are interrupted periodically by fresh spring rains. The wind is blowing winter out of here and the robins are serenading spring into our neck of the woods. Yesterday, I mowed the lawn for the first time this year. Oh, the sweet smell!
|Time to decorate for spring!|
It's hard to be painting Christmas art right now. I dearly love call-outs for art (I seem to do my best under pressure and deadlines!) and this is a good one, so I will turn on the Christmas music and get in the mood for holiday paintings. First, though, I have to share a new tea towel embroidery pattern I recently designed.
|March tea towel|
Just left click on the image above to bring up, then right click and print. If you are going to print it onto transfer paper, be sure to mirror the image (so the writing is correct when you iron it on.)
I put the pattern on a light table and copy onto my flour sack towel with a very fine permanent blue pen, then embroider with three strands of floss. If you don't have a light table, tape the pattern to a sunny window. Embroider, add some spring fabric and ric-rac to the bottom and you have a cute tea towel to give to your best friend or keep yourself.
Use whatever colors you want. This would be cute as redwork, too.
Well, I better stop looking at the daffodils and get to work on snowmen and ornaments. I'm glad spring is only a few short weeks away! Wherever you may be, I hope spring is in your heart, if not in your yard.