I'm way over due for a post!


After a long winter--let's celebrate
inside..for now!

My new table topper " Spring Pavers" was fun to make. Country Threads Quilt Shop located in Garner, Iowa designed this pattern.
Yesterday, I received a lovely packed from "Lesley".  
She knew I enjoy decorating for Christmas and sent me this cheerful table topper.
 The back of the quilt is beautiful too.....so special. "Thank You, Lesley!" 

I have been working on cream, tan and beige 12 inch blocks and will use them in a quilt, incorporated with blocks I'm receiving, in a monthly Australia block swap exchange.  
For now, we can plan "think green" and look forward to "SPRING"!
Hugs, Carolyn


  1. Good to hear from you again, Carolyn!
    That looks like a very happy African Violet!
    Your Spring Pavers is so fresh and pretty.
    And what a wonderful gift from Lesley!!
    Those neutral-type blocks should make a very nice project--kind of the "low volume" theme. : )

  2. I have missed your posts! Thanks for sharing your quilts and pretty blocks. Your last photo gives me hope; first day of spring arrived here with a big frost. I'm worried for the fruit farmers, although I don't think much has budded yet.

  3. Spring is more than Welcome!! The same as this post!! Beautiful tabelrunners and blocks. You never get bored, like me, hihi. Love from me from Holland.

  4. So glad your little gift arrived safely. Love your Spring Pavers topper...so sweet. And your neutral blocks are wonderful!

  5. Carolyn, Happy Spring!! Nice to hear from you!! Lovely pictures, and nice quilts
    Have a nice day!!
    Hugs, Hennie

  6. Wishing for spring here. So nice to see it has come somewhere. Love your projects. Hugs

  7. Hi Carolyn,
    Love your sweet quilts.....your are so very talented!!! Love your sweet gift too!!
    Happy Spring, my friend!!
    Warm Hugs~

  8. I think we are all ready for spring! Glad to hear from you - love your little quilts and your neutral blocks!

  9. Your red and green gifted quilt.....such a nice piece and I love the fabric on the back.

  10. Spring is being a bit of a tease for us here in central Iowa, don't you agree? Love the Spring Pavers table topper... so cheerful! Lovely gift from Lesley... how lucky for you!
    Isn't it fun to make a variety of blocks for a quilt? Great neutral tones!

  11. Happy happy Spring, love your quilts, so pretty, Blessings Francine.

  12. Nice to see a post! Happy Spring!

  13. Happy Spring! Your African violet is just lovely -- it must like you (and it's spot)! Your tan and creme blocks are lovely and will make a beautiful quilt!! :)

  14. Happy Spring Lee!
    Your little quilts are beautiful and I look forward to seeing what you have planned for those neutral blocks you are adding to your Swap blocks.
    Hope some warmer weather reaches you soon!

  15. Happy Spring! We don't seem to have it here yet...but eventually it will make a visit. The colors in this post are so wonderful! I always admire your color palette. The African violet is breathtaking!
    xx Helen

  16. I found this post so I now know the choices you would like.
    I will do my best


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