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Capricious Spring

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Lately I’ve been thinking about rereading Rosamunde Pilcher’s Snow in April, wondering if we were through with snow or would have just a little bit more. Turns out Mother Nature wanted to give us just a little bit more.  I assume it’s so that we could look at this one more time to last us all the way until next winter:

The other news this morning was less of a surprise than the snow– a chicken died. We’ve been expecting it for a couple of days and so I was prepared when I opened the coop to find her dead, and sure enough she was. Poor lady.  We are uncertain if she was eggbound or just elderly. Either way, she did not appear to be uncomfortable and we whispered kind words to her last night when we placed her in the coop.
Tabby and I went to Joann’s with my mother yesterday, and though I swore not to buy fabric for more aprons (I really have plenty already), I did buy three fabrics to make spring and summer tops for myself.

The red and blue fabrics are the new Lisette line being carried at Joann’s. They are fabrics designed by the woman who does Oliver + S patterns (of the ice cream dress), and she has come up with a few women’s patterns and fabrics.  I do like the women’s patterns, but am quite certain I would not look chic in them, I think I’d really look dumpy, so I did not buy one.  These fabrics on the other hand are a beautiful quality, reasonably priced.  My mom bought this gorgeous green (which is more vibrant in person.) The red and blue fabrics I got are lawn, and very lightweight.  The other fabric is a cotton and I was taken in by the beautiful birds and flowers.


About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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  1. I love those fabrics! So sorry to hear about your hen, though.


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