Spring was late to north Georgia this year but when it finally did arrive, it brought the beautiful and bright colors of the springtime flowers. First the sunny yellow daffodils, then the bright purple pink of the redbud trees and the sweet purple of vinca. Currently the white and pink dogwoods are in bloom and azaleas in many shades of pink to red and white are starting to show their colors too. Of course the new green leaves are popping out and to the dismay of many, the light green of pine pollen covers just about everything in sight. It is because of the pine pollen that I am always happy to see April showers. Springtime is beautiful and colorful and often wet.
I finally had a chance to peruse the latest issue of ILikeCrochet.com, April 2015. And just like the colors Mother Nature brings us in the spring, this issue is full of gorgeous and bright patterns and projects to bring a little springtime to everyone, even if nature is a little late. From the bright Flower Power Throw on the cover to one of my favorites, the Retro Flower Cushion (adorable!). Blooms abound on hats, bags and in the lace of shawls, wraps and tops. There are some wonderful gift ideas for new baby and Mother’s day.
And because we are always thankful for April showers that not only bring May flowers but clear the pine pollen from the air and the cars, the Sunny Days baby mobile would make a great gift to any expectant parent. I just had to give a shout out to my design. 🙂
I’ve already started a Darling Baby Hat in extra large as one of the hats for my 2015 Stash Bust Challenge. What will your first project be?