Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Looking out my front door

This is what I see when I look out my front door. When we bought this house both trees were not in great shape but we thought for sure we would have to replace the crepe myrtle. It was all spindly and had dark spots all over it. It kind of became hubby's tree - he was determined to save it. I would say he has done a pretty fair job! The reason they look like they are leaning is that every time I tried to get a picture the wind would kick back up. It doesn't really lean that far! My mushroom family are all still hanging out behind the hedges until I decide something else to do with them.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The little plant that keeps on giving




One of our neighbors gave us a bulb (or whatever it was) last summer - or was it the summer before? Anyway, I wasn't sure exactly where I wanted to plant it so I stuck it in a (ugly) plastic pot while I thought about it. It came to us in a little styrofoam cup and I really didn't have much hope for it. We just stuck it out in the back corner of the yard and as you can see it just keeps coming back! I swear we don't do anything to it, It dies off in the winter and we just leave it there/ We didn't cover it the few days we had really cold weather but it came back anyway. Every once in a blue moon hubby will squirt it with some miracle grow. I want to put it in a pretty pot for next summer. Now that I know it will come back, but I guess I'll have to wait until it dies back again. Gives me time to shop - I would love one of those pretty mosaic pots but unless I find one on sale I will have to look for something a bit cheaper. (for reference of the size of the leaves, that is a dinner plate in the pot) I need to slip out back and take a picture of the one next door - she had a whole panel of lattice work put up for hers to grow on and it is huge!
Well, that's all I've got today. The little bit of sewing I've done is on a Christmas gift so I can't show that and I am still trying to decide if I want to take out a whole set of letters on the FAS before I show it, I'm really hoping I can work around it - it is silk thread on 36 ct fabric and I doubt I would be able to match the floss since I bought it 8 years ago.
Hope you are having a great week! 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The secret mushroom society

This what you will see if you sit on the bench on the front porch. I'm calling it the secret mushroom society. I don't really have another place for them right now, so I'm keeping in the front flower bed - just keeping them behind the shrubs. I know they are there - and if I come across any that have potential as future members, I might snag them too!
I hope everyone is doing well! We went from pretty nice spring weather hello Houston humidity in warp speed. I still don't have any stitching to show - when I get some decent light I'll show you some progress on the FAS. Not a lot of progress since I kept making mistakes on one letter. I do not know how many times I had to take parts out and stitch them again. I had to throw a couple of lengths of silk away because they were so worn. :( I will say, in my defense, the offending letter was split up across the corner of 4 pages!
Okay - just wanted to stop in and say hello. Hopefully someday soon I will get myself together enough to actually post more than once in a blue moon. Thanks for hanging around!