It looks like winter might be on the way out. A few days ago I took this picture of the first snowdrops in the melting snow. I also found out, that the ground is still very wet!!!Years ago I planted some in a protected area, close to the driving shed.And every year they are the first to bloom.
The fabric of the hexagons is a plain indigo blue cotton, used for sashiko. I'm using a Dover book :Japanese Design Motifs for the crest designs. Since this book has over 4000 different ones I have no worry about ever running out of designs. The last picture shows you a small piece, that is ready to be whip stitched together, also done by hand.