Llamas on the loose are funny. Snow? Ice? Freezing temperatures? Not so much. That March-lion can go away, and he can take that varmint Phil with him.
I’m a weather wimp. It’s not that I lack the fortitude to “tough it out”, it’s just that I’m a much happier person when my feet are warm. And if I’m happier, everyone around me is happier. Who knows – world peace might come down to something as simple as whether everyone has warm feet. (Photo courtesy of the Dallas News.)
Still… I do like March. March Madness. Spring Training for baseball, and the push for the playoffs in hockey and basketball. Daylight Savings Time – that’s this Sunday and it’ll be new territory for me as Arizona doesn’t partake. And March is National Craft Month.
I think that calls for a cake – a layer cake.
As much as I love the other kind of layer cake – especially Carrot Cake – I’m more in love with these cakes right now. From left to right – On the Wing by Abi Hall / Nomad by Urban Chiks / Color Theory by V&Co. / Aloha Girl by Fig Tree Quilts.
After a weekend spent writing patterns – don’t ask… but yes, new Rosie patterns are in the works – I’m in the mood to make something. And thanks to Aneela Hoey, I have two places to start.
In addition to designing beautiful fabrics for Moda, Aneela creates wonderful little “stuff” – embroidery and quilts, bags and nesting trays, and other lovely little needful things.
This is Blooms. Because I need a little Spring right now, I’ve downloaded the pattern and I’m trying to decide on colors. The pattern is available as a free download on the Aurifil blog – Auribuzz.
I think I might brighten up the colors of floss a bit…
I’ve already printed out my pattern. Ready, set, stitch!
Here’s where I got into some trouble… I wanted to read more about Aneela’s Blooms patterns so I followed the link to her blog. Do you see that cute tray holding Aneela’s embroidery? She made that – it’s part of a set of nesting trays. There’s a pattern? You can see where this is going, can’t you? It just occurred to me that I forgot to get the pattern for the tray… I bought this one instead.
The Hold It All Pouch. It’s why the word “needful” came to mind; as soon as I saw this, I was full of need for it. The pattern instructions are terrific and as of right now, I think the pattern is only available on Aneela’s website as a PDF download.
(The fabric is Nomad – the feathers for the outside, the floral print for the inside. )
So it’s March and I’m getting crafty.
Today should be warmer weather which fits right in as today is also National I Want You to Be Happy Day.
It’s also If Pets Had Thumbs Day.
I wonder if that’s how those llamas got loose…