Saturday, March 15, 2014

Weathervane Quilt Block and Missing the Smells of Spring

Weathervane Quilt Block Pattern Information

Through all the frozen winter
My nose has grown most lonely
For lovely, lovely, colored smells
That come in springtime only.

The purple smell of lilacs,
The yellow smell that blows
Across the air of meadows
Where bright forsythia grows.

The fall pink smell of peach trees,
The low white smell of clover,
And everywhere the great green smell
Of grass the whole world over.

Kathryn Worth

Which springtime smell are you missing the most?  Inquiring minds want to know!  By commenting, you'll be entering to win a copy of A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County) by Barbara Cameron. If you are reading this via email, you must click on the title of my blog post to be able to comment and read the comments of others. The winner will be announced on April 1.
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Pudding and Pie Quilt Block and Happy Pi Day!


  1. Lilacs!! Yes, I am looking forward to spring!!!

  2. I am missing the smell of green! Anything green and growing! I love the smell of grass.

  3. With all the snow, spring sounds really nice and will be so fresh.

  4. I'm missing the smell of all things fesh strawberries!!!

  5. We are a bit ahead of the rest of the country here in Oregon. Just this week, my Daphne bloomed and it is my favorite spring smell! The hyacinths will come next followed by the lilacs....all a treasure! I hope spring finds a way into the other bits of the country soon! Beth @ Words & Stitches,

  6. Love the smell of a spring rain as I watch it wash away all the salt and sand left from winter and the fragrance of the peonies.


  7. Waiting anxiously for my hyacinths to bloom, they are just now peeking through the soil. But today we have another winter storm warning, with possible snow, sleet and ice. Will winter ever end?

  8. I am missing the smell of flowers and especially green grass!

  9. What a pretty version of the Weathervane block!
    It is clear today in northeasternmost Illinois but the wind is brisk and right out of the north. Still winter!!

  10. My favorite smell of Spring (& Summer) is grilled meat! Can't wait till it's warm enough to start grilling.

  11. We planted a plum tree for our first daughter's birth and sweet daphne for our third daughter. They are both blooming along our street right now. (two February birthdays start the spring off right)!

  12. I love the smell of the tulips.

  13. I miss spring so much this year. The smells and the colors are all so exhilarating after a long cold winter.

  14. I miss the smell of old fashion Iris, grape Hyacinthia, Day Lillies so tall and orange. Fresh mowed hay in the fields and summer air after a cleansing rain. Oh and the Blue of Cow Slips growing in the ditches and wild primrose. Yes my nose needs a break from the winters cold. Love you blog! Posting a link if you don't mind from mine to yours!

  15. love your blog and all the books that you share. Hope to spend more time with you in the future! MaryNell


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