baby plants

I’m still holding out for spring. We’re a bit too cold for starting seeds or plants outdoors, but Linda, my friend, has some seedlings growing indoors. When I visit her house I always have to check on the baby plants. I need more green!


baby tomatoes and peppers

When you can’t play with real plants, you make do with artsy-fartsy plants. Here’s telis (one of my favorite patterns) done three different ways.


pattern: telis
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

baby plants / image credit © Lori Byerly

three different looks

Another three-way challenge, this time using the pattern amoeba. I’m hoping this challenge will help me see patterns in a new light. I’m forced to look at the pattern, look at the various elements, and change it up a bit.


pattern: name, amoeba
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

snow on the mountain

Time for another mention of older folks doing cool stuff.

This last year my husband and I went to Alaska. I thought we were truly braving it. Snow, cold, and a train ride up into the (really, really tall) mountains.

Well, Dorothy Kirsch went to the North Pole in 2004 at the age of 89. The next year Simon Murray finished his trek overland to the South Pole at nearly 64 years old. They’re definitely made of tough stuff.

With the change in month, I’m doing a change in challenge with the tange*a*day calendar. On each page, I’m taking a single pattern and working it three different ways.


pattern: phicops
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

snow / image credit © Cieldevendee / Pixabay.com

a little birdie told me

I mentioned earlier that I am trying to celebrate more birthdays. A homemade card and some chocolate makes that financially possible. This is a card I did for a friend who loves little birds.


basic card template plus birdies

And here is the rest of March for the tangle*a*day calendar.


patterns: g’raf, jonqal, and claws
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

I love working on those pages where Margaret Bremner shares her art. I tried to use some of the same patterns.


patterns: inapod, florez, n’zeppel, paizel, tipple, and cruffle
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

card / image credit © Lori Byerly

bunnies!

We just had our first litter of baby bunnies for the year. I say we, but I’m pretty sure mom bunny did most of the work. My daughter-in-law raises them and in a week or so they will be cute and furry. Right now they are only a few hours old and look like little mice.


baby bunnies!

And here’s the March 25-27 page. Almost to the end of the month. I have a new challenge in mind for April.


patterns: ragz, shing, and telis
materials: tangle*a*day calendar, black micron, and pencil

bunnies / image credit © Lori Byerly

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