We went for a drive through the park last week and while we had already missed some of the early blooms the ones we saw were breathtaking.
Branch Brook Park is the nation's oldest county park. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1895.
There are more than 18 varieties of cherry trees on 360 acres.
One of my favorite views is along the canal . . .
. . . and another is with Sacred Heart Cathedral in the background.
My husband worked for the park system for nearly 30 years and ran many concerts in the park. It was at one of those concerts that a little abandoned puppy came into our lives. We named her Cherry Blossom aka Blossom :)
I hung the two dog pictures in our family room. They are the first things you see when you walk in the door. They look so nice!
More Gypsy influence! I already showed you several minis that I made with leftover strips from Gypsy Wife but I got carried away and ended up with 9! Each one is 9-1/2" x 12-1/2", bound, and currently pinned to my design wall.
These bricks are 1" x 2" . . .
. . . and these are 1" x 3".
I chain-pieced the triangles that were trimmed from Gypsy's square-in-a-square blocks to make this strippy.
Each has a piece of vintage fabric on the back. I've been admiring the potholder quilts made by Wendy The Constant Quilter and I'm thinking I may try this technique with my minis. Check out Wendy's blog to see her latest :) What I like about this method is that each block is quilted and bound so when you finish sewing all the blocks together your quilt is done!
Have a great week!
__________Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer