Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring has sprung

Happy Spring!

Wow we are having a doozy of a couple of days. Today the temps are supposed to reach summer levels! 25C/78F I will enjoy it but it does kind of freak me out. Temps back to near freezing on the weekend. The orchard growers are nervous because the trees might start blooming with all this mild and whacky weather and then the frost will come and kill the tender buds. This picture was taken in May.  Forsythia in full bloom, it is the earliest flowering shrub around here and we still have a month and a half to go before it should be flowering.

I am almost finished with another cold. Sniffles drive me crazy. Drippy noses are not condusive to getting much done. I've managed to dispatch this one quickly!

In other news....I've signed on with a cross-stitch company in the UK and soon my paintings will be availabe as kits and patterns. Cross-stitch is something I have never been able to do, you need lots of patience I think, but the results are lovely! Will let you know when they are "live"

This was in our local paper this morning.... Halifax ranks as one of the top 4 places to live in Canada according to MoneySense magazine. I've always known that. You can read the article here.


Unknown said...

Your paintings will be lovely interpreted in cross stitch. I used to do it but it's very hard on the eyes.

Laurita said...

Can you send some of that warm weather across the gulf? We just had more snow.

Congrats on the news of your paintings. How cool to have them transformed into cross stitch.

aliceinparis said...

~Anne, I know, there's no way I would be able to do one unless I had one of those magnifying thingies.
~Laurita, I'm sorry to hear of your snow:( So glad it is gone here and as nice as these warnm temps are, they are sort of scary. It may snow once again here too once the weather settles down to normal!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I used to cross-stitch and yes, it takes patience! Your art will make lovely cross-stitch pieces.

Edmonton was #8 on that list, LOL! Well, at least we made the top ten.

aliceinparis said...

~Debra, Thanks! Ha ha, top ten is great. We were #21 last year:)

Karen said...

I'm worried about frost returning too... although we've all been outside with flipflops and tee shirts for days now. Wonderful, but weird. and alarming I guess.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

I love, love, love the colours in your photo.That cool creamy shade of aqua against the bright yellow of the dogwood - so fresh and pretty. Really does personify spring! And I'm glad to hear about the cross-stitch. I bought my mom one of your calendars this year and she loves it. She's also a mad stitcher so she would totally appreciate your stitchy stuff!
Get well, ok?

Emily said...

Your work is going to make such lovely cross-stich!!

Anne said...

Great post, Lovely blog! I'm a new follower!
Anne ♥♥