This is a good year for beautiful irises, it seems to me. Maybe they like brutal winters.
This is the second group of my mother's bearded irises that are blooming. The first were a very translucent white that I think were another color that blanched over the years. I saw some yellow blooming elsewhere that were gorgeous. I'm hoping that the deep purple and beige ones bloom, but there are only a couple of them. Anyway, they smell lovely and look lovely, so they bring their own brand of joy.
I'm up to 21 completed blocks in my Scraps and Shirttails II quilt, Smith Mountain Morning. Since I began this quilt I have found that I love working with patchwork blocks with lots of pieces. I hope I find the time to make more quilts from Bonnie Hunter's book because they really are fun to make.
I am linking up to Sharon's Let's Book It post.
I'm going to be crocheting some granny squares and such, just because I feel like getting my hands on my yarn again. I keep filling my Pinterest boards with stuff I want to make. What I really need is time and energy to do it all.
Enjoy your beautiful weekend.