Monday, March 9, 2009

Spring has Sprung

What wonderful weather we have had the last couple of days. Monday, we had 5 inches of snow. More than we have had in several years and yesterday, it hit 80 degrees. You just never know what March is going to bring. In the nice weather, we were all outside working in the yard. We have a very large, old oak tree in the front yard. About 20 feet up, the trunk had started to split. Afraid that it would break and damage the entire tree, my DH decided to have half of it cut. It was a beautiful tree. I hated to see it have to be cut at all, but I guess having part of the old fellow is better than none at all. Don't worry, nothing is going to waste. We heat our house with wood, so it will be used to keep us warm and toasty next winter.
You can see DH at the trunk. That is a little perspective on how large this tree is.

Chain saw in hand and a lot of work to do.
Even the kids jump in and help. ...okay, they were told to help. DD got to drive the 4 wheeler, so there was a little enthusiasm.

During the snow day, I was able to finish my Interpolated/Fractured quilt. Here it is all basted and ready to take to Show and Tell.

Here is a close up of one of the flowers. Pictures of the whole quilt just look blurry, but up close and in person it is really a cool looking quilt.

Enjoy spring,
Heritage Quilter


  1. The flower quilt is timely, I'm ready for this weather... break out the flip-flops. :)

  2. WOW!! that is one tall tree. Good exercise for the kids.

  3. I have not seen many of these fractured quilts.. but I think they are so interesting. We did something similar to this in art class in eighth grade using magazine pictures. I won't tell you how long ago that was. :-)

    Wonderful all that firewood! Hope you don't need it though for a while.
    Thanks for stopping and visiting me so i could come and find your blog. :-)

  4. What a glorious quilt. Say, you really live out in the woods!

  5. Love the fractured quilt! I don't believe I've seen one like it before.
    So sorry about your tree. We lost a huge maple to lightning strike many years ago and it was a sad day for us.