Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Daffodils and Lavendar

Ain't spring lovely! It is my favorite time of year and I watch eagerly for the first signs of it in my garden. This year, for some reason, my crocuses were pretty anemic looking. Then the belated snow event destroyed what few blossoms I did get. But the tulips are about to bloom and several clumps of daffodils have already started blooming. I'm eagerly awaiting my lilacs and lily of the valley blooms as well. Oh, the fragrance . . .

Speaking of fragrance . . .

I've started stuffing some of the eye pillows with the flax seed and lavender blooms. I used some scraps from DD#1's first quilt, made when she was 8, to make the interior pillow forms. While I was stuffing the bags, my kids woke up and came downstairs, clamoring for breakfast. After a few moments, they started looking around, wrinkling their noses and asking, "What is that smell?" The dried lavender blooms I picked up at Lakewinds were certainly very fragrant and my kitchen was almost overpoweringly filled with the essence.

I had to quickly finish and seal up all my supplies so that the kids could stand being in the kitchen for breakfast. I guess there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

I have four of the pillows ready for Kitchener stitching closed and am in the process of knitting #5. Only 1 and 1/2 bags left to knit and the most necessary of the eye pillows are finished. Of course, I had planned to make a few more but, as fun as the pattern is, too much of a good thing . . . Well, let's just say I'm ready to move on to something else.


CyndieO said...

Ahhhh flowers.
I am glad you left a message on my blog, i couldn't find you and was thinking about the eye thing. How is that coming along.
I love the spring. Thank you for posting those beautiful flowers, the Lord is good. Your massachusetts friend. Cyndie

Sheepish Annie said...

Lavender makes you sleepy doesn't it? Probably not good for kids and school work. ;) But it sounds just heavenly for those of us who are getting ready to hit the hay for the night! And those eye pillows are just beautiful...nice job!