Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Getting the flower beds in shape!

We worked on the flower beds this weekend!

The window on the left is my sewing room

This is the tree we planted after we moved in (It's right in front of my sewing room)
I'm debating if I want to add flowers.

Nothing drastic. Just cleaned them out and added new mulch

32 bags of mulch! 
Took 3 trips to Home Depot to get the mulch.
(yep - grass isn't doing well on this side)

I'm searching the internet for a swing to go in this corner. Just gotta pick one.

My hydrangeas are looking good


The first little bloom!

I have never had dwarf morning glories before - we will see how these work out. 

Elephant ears started coming up a couple of weeks ago and hostas popped through last week. 
Can't decide what to do with this corner. The elephant ears overpower the hostas. I did not plant the elephant ears. There was nothing in this corner so I planted the hostas - no idea where the elephant ears came from!

Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Well that stinks

This showed up in my email box Monday. I'm bummed. Not postponed - cancelled. Hopefully they will reschedule at a later date but I was sure looking forward to the show.

I decided I needed to drown my sorrows yesterday and made a strawberry cream cheese cobbler

This is not my recipe - I found it on Facebook 

It was easy enough to make and it was yummy. Would have been better with a big ole scoop of Blue Bell on top but that didn't stop me from eating it! 

Nothing much to report from here. Still working on my French Alphabet Sampler. Lots of mistakes I've had to take out - and some I'm working around. I'll post an update soon.

Hang in there. It's gotta get better sooner or later!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

One Very Long Year

It's hard to believe it's been a year.

One year ago today, mom quietly slipped into a better place. 

We had no idea how hard the following 12 months would be.

So grateful you are no longer in pain.

Miss you every day.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!

Woke up to a tornado warning this morning

As in I was sound asleep when the alarm went off

You can't sleep through one of those

The rain has stopped for now

We have some sticks in the yard

and we won't have to water the yard today

The sun is trying to poke out 

and it looks like the rain is gone for awhile

We have no plans for the day

I'll stitch some

and we might watch a movie - if we can find one to agree on.

Hope you all have a blessed day.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A Little Stitching

Good morning! How are you doing in this strange time we are living through?
I'm hanging in there. 
I'm a bit claustrophobic and along with that I get anxious when I feel like I'm being held hostage. It's not that there is anything I need to get out for - just that I can't. I may have done a little online shopping. 
I have been getting out and walking through our neighborhood. I will see one or two other people out walking too but one of us will jump off the sidewalk and walk in the street as we pass.

I pulled out my French Alphabet Sampler three weeks ago. I thought this might be a good time to work on it a bit. I started this in 2005 and the last time I had it out was 2017.

This is where I'm at now. I've been getting a few hours a day to stitch (most days) but I'm a slow stitcher and this is a bit awkward to work with. The design is a little over 23 inches wide but by the time you add the margins on the fabric then the scroll frame and stand it is 36 inches wide. I don't know if I will ever stitch anything this wide again! 

I have 'more than a few' projects kitted up but I'm trying to make myself push through and finish this one. I'm a little over 2/3 of the way through. I have no idea where I will hang it when it is finished. I knew exactly where I was going to put it when I started it but that was two houses ago.

I hope you are all staying safe and well. Hubby is still going in to work every day. Two of the kiddos are working from home and one is going to work but there are only a couple of people in the building - and it is a huge building. 

Until next time. . .