Some of my first thoughts when I think of the signs of spring in Minnesota are:
- the geese and other migratory birds returning
Sophia and Olivia trying to get a
closer view of the geese
- sprouts of bright green grass emerging from the ground and freshly-plowed pastures
Olivia (and Sophia in the background)
on an early-spring walk in a near-by cornfield
- buds appearing on trees
Buds on the northern magnolia tree
- beautiful flowers
Tulips in spring
- rainbows after nourishing spring rainfalls
Full rainbow in Duluth (Minnesota)
I enjoy seeing rainbows in the spring. There's something that's so uplifting about them that represents the return of goodness and happiness (like the sun after the rain).
As one of Harvest Moon by Hand's customers recently said, "...There is always something good in bad situations! Your rainbows remind me of that...after the storm a rainbow will appear!"
So, to celebrate spring, I made two rainbow window stars. The points of each star are individually folded multiple times. Then, each point is glued together to reveal a pattern.
The rainbow mandala (on the left hand side) is folded 9 times per point. With 16 points, it takes 144 folds to make the design.
The rainbow star with floral center (on the right hand side in the picture above) has 19 folds per point. With 8 points, that's 152 folds to make this star.
Rainbow star with floral center
To see the different rainbow items that are available in Harvest Moon by Hand's shop, please click HERE.
There are many great blogs to visit on the UWIB Blog Hop. To see how others have interpreted the spring theme, please take a look at the participating blogs below:
Rita Wetzel http://ritascreativenest.com/
Jenn Nolda http://brynnsbeautifulbows.blogspot.com/
Ann Rinkenberger http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/ (You are here right now)
Robin Koehler http://www.nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Linda Reynolds http://bellalindadesigns.net/
Audrey Fetterhoff http://audreygardenlady.blogspot.com/
Birgitte Hendricks http://sewdanish.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kelly http://blog.vintageday.com/
Janet Bocciardi http://www.honeyfromthebee.com/
Linda Stranger http://capecodjewel.blogspot.com/
Karen Terry-McDuffie http://jmjcreations.blogspot.com/
Judy Woodley http://wellspringcreations.blogspot.com/
Trudy Miller http://mommagoddesstreasures.blogspot.com/
Cory Trusty http://aquarianbath.blogspot.com/
Nancy Pace http://nancyswildwirejewelry.blogspot.com/
Lois Stifel http://foxygknits.com/
Jenn Brockman http://alexshares.com/
If you would like to check out UWIB's bog, please click HERE.
Rainbow mandala that I colored with
Prismacolor color pencils
A thought to leave you with from an unknown source...
May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always carry a shilling or two,
May the sun always play on your window pane,
May a rainbow chase after each spot of rain,
May the hand of a friend always be near you,
May your heart be filled with gladness and cheer you.