Oh Where, Oh Where is Spring?

While I cannot say it is totally springlike here, we are moving towards it.  Over the last 4-5 days we have lost lots of snow with above freezing temps and lots of sun.  Large areas of grass are starting to appear and they’re sort of green…well, in some places!

Update:  I wrote this post this morning and as of now (the evening) it seems like there is less snow and more grass showing.  What a huge difference a day makes!

No sign of bulb gardens starting in northern Illinois yet, though.  For a preview of what is to come, a beautiful bulb garden is in full bloom on Pukipuki Sugar’s dress.  And, the best part is that it is an everlasting reminder of our fleeting spring flower gardens.

Sugar has embroidered tulips in three shades, yellow daffodils, tiny grape hyacinths (yes, they smell like grape), and the ever fragrant hyacinths in purple (blue), white, and pink.  In our previous house all of these bloomed in my garden every year.

What will be blooming in your spring garden?

my spring garden 098

Pink tulips, daffodils, multi-colored hyacinths, and grape hyacinths are blooming all around the hemline of Sugar’s dress.

my spring garden 099

my spring garden 101

For more information on Sugar’s dress/hat set please visit the “Available for Sale” page on cindyricedesigns.com .

2 thoughts on “Oh Where, Oh Where is Spring?

  1. Jeanne

    Hi Cindy,
    What do you know…I’m the first to comment on Sugar’s darling little (and I do mean little!) dress! I LOVE the embroidery around the hemline so much. It’s like a border print fabric…one of my favorites. I see her dress sold as quick as lightning…as usual…
    The colors are so springy and I’m glad to hear the snow is melting quickly. We don’t have any snow left at all now…yay! Our grass is sort of like yours… greenish (if you use your imagination) .It got up to 61 here today…but rain is coming tomorrow. We’ll be mowing grass before you know it.
    Lovely little dress, Cindy,
    Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Cindy Rice Post author

    Wow, Jeannie, you had a warm day! We have another beautiful warm-er day today. I walked the dog yesterday afternoon and it felt very strange as it has been so long. We loved every second of it though and hopefully will get out again today.
    Thank you for the compliments on Sugar’s dress. This was a labor of love trying to get the itty bitty embroidered flowers to really look like the real ones. It’s one of those dresses that I wouldn’t mind keeping, but you know how it goes.
    Hope you’re having a great day today!


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