Sunday, February 17, 2008

Spring is in the air

Kim and I took a drive up to Tacoma on Friday. We spent a couple of hours at Madrona Fiber Arts Festival. It is small, but extremely friendly. We came home with yarn for two sweaters, several pairs of socks, some roving and some cute little quilted bags. I'd love to go for the whole weekend just to spend time with friends. Maybe next year.

Today the sun shone beautifully, it was almost 60 degrees out front and on the back porch close to 70.

I love our purple crocuses.

The slugs do too. :(

While I was taking these pictures, there was a bird just singing his heart out. I looked up for him and he was almost right above me in the tree, less than 10 feet away. He didn't even startle when I stood up. Oregon Junco.

I have been knitting, but the combination method is very slow going for me. I can't wait till the end of April when I take a class from Annie, maybe it will help make it easier for me to understand what I am actually doing. I did start reading her book the other night. It is very good!


Roxie said...

What wonderful photos!

So glad you got to Madrona. How nice that you had such good weather for the drive.

Angela said...

I missed seeing you!!! Well poot.

I hope the two of you had a wonderful time.

Big hugs to both of you

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I'd love to go to Madrona some day! Your crocuses are gorgeous. We won't be seeing anything like that here for quite a while, but we do have some spring like temps right now.

Denise said...

Darn, I missed seeing you too. We need to coordinate these things better!

Hope to see you soon.