Monday, March 11, 2013

March Wishing for Spring Basket Block

This March Basket block is part of my Wooly Basket Calendar Quilt.  The pattern is from the Starry Pines Pattern Company:

I used wool for the hand-appliqued basket, cotton flannel for the background fabric, and black perle cotton for the embroidery.
Dear March, Come In!
Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before,
Put down your hat -
You must have walked -
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!
                                       Emily Dickinson
It’s Time for Spring

My sweater’s tight and itchy.
My snow pants are too small.
Last week I lost a mitten.
I can’t find my scarf at all!

My woolen socks have lost their toes.
My boots have lost their tread.
And I have lost the love I had
for words like “skis” and “sled”!

But … my fishing rod still fits.
And … my baseball bat still hits.
I have a kite that wants to fly.
So … Winter, call it quits!
                                       Bobbi Katz
St. Paddy’s Day Fruit Medley
4 large kiwis, peeled and sliced
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced but not peeled
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1 cup honeydew melon balls
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar

1.  Put the kiwi and apple slices, halved green grapes, and melon balls into a bowl. 
2.  Sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent the apples from browning.  Add the sugar and mix carefully. 

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  1. Cute poem and even cuter block :)

    1. Thank you, Janet. I enjoy finding poems to go with my blocks. I enjoy working with wool, so this block was fun to make.

  2. Green apples and green grapes are a bit hard to find this time of year. We do have four-leaf clover plants but they are more purple than green. We are getting tastes and hints of a coming spring and I will be ready when it get here.

    1. They're not so easy to find here either. It just seemed like a fun recipe to include for St. Patrick's Day because of all the green fruit.

  3. Very cute... and your hand-stitching is perfect and precise. The fruit medley sounds yummy.

    1. Thank you so much, Sarah Lynn. I had a lot of fun making it.


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