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Saturday, March 21, 2015

First Day of Spring, eh?

How much longer before we'll see tulips?
So spring officially arrived last evening. Supposedly. But we all know there is often a fair bit of difference between the "first day of spring" and the first day of spring weather. I don't think we're going to see spring anytime soon. We still have four feet of snow on the ground....
But the days are lengthening  and the sun is strengthening, so there's hope! It will come, I know it will...   eventually.
Thank you to all who inquired about Ollie. He is much better, back to normal I'd say. We're not sure what it was, a Gastro-Intestinal bug of some sort was the Vet's best guess. Anyway he's home after a one night sleepover at the Vet's office (he was NOT impressed), fluids by injection, anti-nausea meds and bloodwork, and a whopping bill!! He's been ravenous today, making up for the four days he didn't eat, I guess..
And thank you to those who answered my Bloglovin question. Not sure what's going on, but it appears I haven't lost any Followers, so that's all that matters. Maybe the leprechauns have been messing with things...

Yes, I'm using GREENS this time!!
If you are a quilter, you likely know that March is National Quilting Month, and Saturday March 21 is National Quilting Day! It also happens to be my birthday. So in celebration (of either, or both) I hope you will spend some time doing whatever quilty activity makes you happy! (Leave me a comment and let me know what you're sewing on today!) I'm going to a Guild workshop next Saturday so I have some prepping to do, cutting strips and making up some strata (strip sets). That and finishing up an iPad case for a reader who "ordered" one will be on my To Do list this weekend. (Yes, Nan it will soon be on its way to you. I got sidetracked with other things this week!) There are lots of deals and yummy things going on this weekend all over the web for National Quilting Day (although I'd love to think they're all actually celebrating my birthday! haha) One of the best deals is the "free weekend" at The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. All their videos are free for you to watch, all weekend long so be sure to check it out here. There are lots of prizes too, including a Bernina 550QE!! Who wouldn't love a beautiful new Bernina??
I want to end with Birthday Wishes to my friend Lucy B. and neighbour Janice O. - we all share the same birthdate.  :)


Birthdays are good for your health. Studies show those who have more birthdays live longer.


Dasha said...

Happy Birthday Linda. And Spring will come.
Love your green header too :)

Jennifer said...

It's your birthday? Best wishes for a wonderful day! Love those green fabrics......just right for St Patrick's week. So good to hear Ollie is all right, just in time for spring - even if it isn't very spring-y yet.

Vee said...

Happy Birthday!

So glad that Ollie is doing better...he is obviously well loved.

Since I am in the same snow boat with you, I am thrilled to report that there is only one patch of snow left on the garage roof. AND, the turkey vultures have returned. Now that's a sure sign of spring.

Have a super fun day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Glad your Ollie is alright, and I can only imagine the vet bill.
I can't remember if I've wished you a happy birthday before now but it never hurts to extend one's celebration. Hope you had a nice day Linda.
I saw 2 robins yesterday, actually heard them before spotting so I know spring is on the way.
Well not right away - howling wind and snow out there right now. :-(

Sara D.B. said...

Happy Birthday, dear Linda! ♥
Spring is definitely on its way... and
it's lovely to hear Ollie is well.
Happy Sunday too!

Juliet said...

Happy Birthday Linda,

Your blog updates have been reaching me. Just love the photos especially the recent animal and bird photos. C

You asked what quilting we are doing today. We took the KVQG raffle quilt off the frame on Thursday and today I have quilted the spots that were missed and also took out the marking lines. It looks lovely and hope you will come to see it at the show in September.

Theresa Olson said...

Ha! Ha! I like your birthday quote! Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! I hope you've had a fabulous day and enjoyed some special treats! Any cake left? Birthday hugs coming your way from Florida, Diane

Jeanna said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Linda. So sorry that I missed the big day.

I've been suffering from a horrible head cold and got behind on my sewing and blog reading.

Pamela Gordon said...

Hoo boy, I missed this post and am sorry I also missed your birthday, Linda. I hope you had a great day of quilting and celebrating. I wish you a blessed year to come. Hugs. Pam

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