Spring Projects

With the warming weather, I think many of us get a bit of cabin fever, wanting to do some outdoor activities and spring projects. I thought it was time to hang a Spring Wreath. I made this one a few years ago, and it is still looking good.

Spring is a nice time to send some special cards, especially if you missed sending Easter ones like I did. These rabbits work on the inside as well as the front of a card. Punching a decorative window on the front gives you a dimensional card. See the entire post on how to do this on Stamping For Spring.

Maybe you’d like to give a little gift for spring. One that I made in 2016 was an inexpensive gardening gift for a few buddies. I got a kneeling pad at the dollar store, topped it with a seed mix and a bit of chocolate, then tied them with ribbon.

Another inexpensive gift idea is a nice handmade card with a little self contained flower pot with growing medium and seeds included. I did this post Springtime Cards to celebrate gratitude for friends.

Are you looking for a small quilting project? Here’s my Spring Tulip Mini Quilt, with paper pieced flying geese.

Do you have a springtime large print that is begging to be made into a quilt? This Attic Windows quilt features a beautiful magnolia print, but any floral print would do.

This year I never did get to planting seeds inside as I usually do. With a light snow on April 9th, I am glad I’ve waited. The trees are leafing out, and I hope we are soon past any freezing nights, but it will go into the 30s again later this week. If I am lucky, I’ll find some bargain plants and some strong veggie plants at the garden center in early May. But until the danger of frost is well and truly behind us, the pots remain empty.

What are your garden or other project plans for spring?

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12 thoughts on “Spring Projects

  1. Julie

    You always share the nicest ideas. I’ve been admiring the little spring quilt. Warmer weather has no staying power this spring. A little indoor quilt is just the ticket.

  2. Rheanna

    Rule of thumb here in MN is not to plant until Memorial Day, so I am impatiently waiting. Lol. I am enjoying seeing the tulips and hyacinth poking out of the ground a bit.
    Thank you for the attic window idea! I have a water color floral print fabric in my stash that I didn’t know what to do with. I think I will bring it to my LQS and find some batiks that compliment it.

  3. What lovely springy things! The mini quilt is just perfect. It is might cold and blustery in New England. We are getting one or two warm days and then thrown back to cold spring weather. I do hope it turns for all of very soon!

  4. The weather folks predicted a snow storm today for our area. Yesterday, I picked all the daffodils in bloom and brought them in to enjoy inside. Good thing I did! It’s snowed 6 inches so far and the snowflakes are still soaring down!

    Thanks for sharing the attic window quilt you did! Thinking this pattern would make a great charity quilt project!

  5. Diann@ Little Penguin Quilts

    Cold and windy here, so not much time spent in the yard at all yet. I’ll just have to enjoy everyone else’s photos! Your idea for a knee pad and seeds for a gift is a fun one – I’ll have to remember that!

  6. Cold and snowy here…yes…snow in April! The daffodils were just starting to bloom before it snowed. They are not happy! Spring can come and stay any time now!

  7. Beautiful spring projects and great gift ideas. I had planned to plant more Milkweed for the butterflies this Spring, but sadly I never found the time. Did get the garden weeded and added a thick layer of fresh mulch. I do so love working in the garden about as much as I enjoy quilting.

  8. Joan Sheppard

    Love it all especially the handmade paper cards! How do you find so many hours in the day!

  9. We had snow the other day and it’s still very cold (though they predict 70 by the weekend, so go figure.) Needless to say, the only thing outside is what was there to begin with. I bought some pansies and violas at the market the other day but I’ve been bringing them in at night. I know they are somewhat hardy — but I’m not sure that hardy!

    I love all your darling gift ideas and may well do something similar! I’ve been thinking about having two or three friends for a tea sometime soon and always looking for a fun idea for a take-away!

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