Be unconventional, even visionary.
We are having our house painted. It seemed like the perfectly logical thing to do now that the temperatures have been hovering at a downright balmy 37 degrees. Sun screen and shorts are next. Even the ducks are digging it. For all you symmetry fans out there, this one's for you:
To celebrate the increasing daylight and rising mercury, I took a walk around the yard to see if any of new bulbs are up. That would be a 'no'. I stood in front of my derma-brased house and tried to imagine over-flowing window boxes and flowering trees and sunny skies. Any day now.
In the meantime however, I realized what a perfectly wonderful back drop a sanded house makes. Naturally I got out a quilt - I have nothing in the hoop right now, so I had to use an old favorite - and pinned it to the naked shingles. This is Wacky White House Steps.
As much as I would love to have a nice 8' x 8' patch of unpainted house for just this purpose, I don't think my husband would go for it. Let your quilts be unconventional and visionary, he's say, but leave the house to Benjamin Moore.