I love a three day weekend . . . every weekend should be a three day weekend!
There was much activity in the garden yesterday, more on that at the end.
This morning I crept up to the attic to sew for a bit.
I wanted to try Margaret's June block
from 15 minutes play.
Her instruction were great! Thanks Margaret!
I "made" my fabric in the monochromatic colors . . .
Cut them out as instructed and then went about finding a background.
I tried a few different fabrics, but they were all too busy.
I really like this darker green, it works well to contrast with the colors.
Can you see where I made the mistake???
It was laid out right in the photo above . . .
I sewed from my cutting table . . .
What the heck!
I'll make another, it was so fun!
I must have been daydreaming about the BBQ I'm off to this evening!
on another note . . .
I used to have two palm trees in my back yard.
They were a gift from a friend when we did our patio . . .
But, we had to drag them inside during winter and they were huge and sharp.
I decorated them for Christmas . . .
They stabbed people that got too close! And the dropped sap everywhere.
This year I said, "Let's see if they make it outside . . .
I would like a traditional Christmas tree."
The winter before was very mild, who knew I was tempting the Gods!
(Let me say I am not taking any kind of credit for our winter!
I just wanted a 'real' Christmas tree!)
Needless to say, the poor palms didn't make it . . .
They should really stay in Florida where they belong.
Although, I have to say, while they were here,
my terrace looked like a swank spa that I could never afford to go to!
And here is my fix to all the empty pots in my back yard . . .
Trees and shrubs that actually live in Connecticut!
And some flowers around the bottom for color.
I know the palms were sexier, but really, we all must
come to our senses sometime, am I right?
The peonies are in full bloom and I could sit next to them for hours.
I think I will have to snip one or two to put next to my bed
so I will have sweet dreams this week!
And this last shot is the pots next to my back door.
Yes that is a little pot of sand next to them.
The kid smokes and that drives me crazy!
KID PLEASE STOP SMOKING!!
There I said it, and for everyone to hear . . .
I hope you all have a wonderful
Memorial Day Weekend.
Please make sure that you thank everyone you know
who has served our country.
THANK YOU JESSICA AND DOUGLAS!
AND MY BIG JON!