They could be weeds, but the girls and I are hoping the green leaves poking up through the dirt in the planter boxes are in fact the start of our front porch spinach crop. Either way, these sprouts were an exciting discovery for my gardening assistants. Heck, who am I kidding? These little sprouts were pretty satisfying for me to see, too. I’m always amazed when something I plant from seed actually grows.

I did some handsewing tonight and must confess that I’m totally addicted to English paper piecing. I’ll be leading a workshop for beginners at the Y next Tuesday, so send me an e-mail if you’re local and interested in learning this fantastic (and super easy) quilting technique.

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