Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Looking for Inspiration

I spent a little bit of time this weekend at the the Springtime in the Rockies Quilt Show. If you have never been to a quilt show, I highly recommend it even if you are not a quilter. Seeing all those beautiful fabrics in one place is inspirational and nothing says that quilt fabric must be used in quilts! So gather a friend:

And go look for some fun ideas at the next one near you!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Arbor Day

I hope you attended Arbor Day this year-or at least plan to plant a tree! Spring is an excellent time to plant your trees and shrubs. Not with standing that yesterday was the best time to plant that tree so don't delay. You local Master Gardener or county extension office can help you make a selection if you are not sure what to choose. I attended the City of Greeley's festivities. This fine tree was planted in Sunrise park:

I ate my share of cookies and then took my free seedling Austrian Pine home. It will be potted and nursed along with last years blue spruce. I also helped out this year by reading the Giving Tree to several local first graders. They were beyond excited to get their "first grade" trees at the end of the presentation. It was a great experience.
If you do put in a new tree this spring, be sure to make a nice water well at the bottom for deep watering. The forestry staff did a nice job on this one:

I wish you a long life little buckeye tree!