Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Busy Saturday

It's early Sunday morning and I am lazing around the house. I went to Mass last night, so I don't have to get out of the house if I don't want to. Well, other than to read, talk a walk, etc.

Yesterday was a busy day. I picked up the house a little bit--not nearly enough though. lol.  I am so sure it will be waiting today and tomorrow and the next day.

Then I worked in the flower beds. The year before last, we pulled out all of the bushes in this bed and planted new ones. They are just starting to take root. I hope the small ones take off this year and really grow and bloom. Just adding new mulch made all the difference.

The small bed in front was tilled and planted last year.  There is very little dirt and a lot of gravel in this bed. (There used to be a gravel drive way.) If nothing grows in it this summer, I will take out some of the dirt in it and add some good dirt to it next year.

The only thing planted in this bed was some daffodil bulbs. So I went to Wal-mart to get some annuals to add some color. Guess what?  They only had purple petunias (in the 6-pack) and then some yellow ones that were over $3 a piece. So I got the purple ones and planted them. I hope to add some other colors this week (if they get them in) and mulch this bed also. I can't wait to see the difference it makes to our driveway.

There is a small area in front of another bed that has just been dirt for the 6 years we have lived here. We made a small garden there to house my hen and chicks. lol.  This, too, looks much better.

But . . .  Craig parks by it and one of the chicks was laying on its side this morning. So I wonder if he  tripped when he got out of his car last night. Sorry Craig. You're gonna have to get used to those landscape timbers being there.

Larry was able to get part of the hillside burned off. We don't plant anything there and it is too rocky to mow. So Larry uses the weed eater some, and every year or so, we burn it off so it isn't so bushy.

Plans today are to draw out the applique flowers for the borders of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt. I have asked Janet at Quiltsalott if I could use her design and she graciously allowed me to do so. I'm sure mine won't be exactly like hers because, like her, I am free handing it. But I sure want to give her credit for the idea and design.

Oh, I did get the Double Wedding Ring Top all pieced yesterday, too.

I think I have decided to spend at least one day this week working on the "Tree Time" Quilt. I have a feeling this week of Spring Break will fly by.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. Wow, I can't believe that you are out planting annuals already. We can't put ours in until at least the middle of May, due to the risk of still getting frost at night until then. I'm itching to get out into the gardens. I love the way your Double wedding Ring is turning out.

  2. pretty applique on that quilt - are you doing as much on yours?
    I have been putting plants out as well and just transplanted some tiny tomato plants into bigger pots for awhile before putting them in hanging bags and what little space I have in some garden areas - I'm waiting for the ground to warm a little more before that - probably at least closer to the end of April I think.



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