Unfortunately, I don't have a butler, a drawing room or regular "tea". I usually get a large mug heated in the microwave.
But, last week when I was flying, I actually used an airline cocktail napkin and a pencil with a broken point to share my address with the guys I met on the plane.
I needed a calling card...desperately.
So, I went off the the office supply store and bought a package with printable business cards in it and designed my own. Whadda 'ya think?
Today was the baby shower for the parents that got the Storytime Stars quilt. They seemed to like it very much and it was the only gift that was circulated around the room for everyone to see it.
Yesterday, I spent about 5 hours in the gardens. Over the last few weekends, I had accumulated a bunch of new plants to set out and see how they do. This bed has tomatoes and daylilies and dahlias. The back, behind the small stone wall is still a work in progress. There's lots of shade there with some very intense mid day heat, so I'll need to think about that area. The two pots in front are the short lemon trees, in their full bloom. Both got new and larger pots this year, so I am hopeful that we will get more than 2-3 lemons each this year. Between them is a tiny coneflower that will eventually fill that tip of the bed.
This is the larger lemon tree that came out of the greenhouse yesterday and is occupying a large spot in the rear corner of the lot, where it will get plenty of sun and lots of water and should be very happy. Lots of blooms on it as well, but I couldn't get a good picture. They surely smell sweet!
This is the flower bed in progress. I just put one small bed in on the other side of the gate (to the left) and my final bed will be this one, between the gate and the sun room. There's an ash tree overhead, so it's all greens and plants that will handle early morning direct sun and lots of afternoon shade.
This is the staging area. In winter, this area is covered with a plastic and portable greenhouse and warmth from the sunroom can flow right through the screen door into it. Now, it's full of pots of stuff I've dug up and am getting ready to share and pots that came out of the sunroom this year. If it's snowing in your area, know that all this green is coming your way.
Okay, so that's it for me today. I'm well into quilting the church raffle quilt. Lots of feathers in that one. It's Bonnie Hunter's Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll quilt and in all those beautiful neutral string blocks, I'm quilting feather wreaths...and half feather wreaths and quarter feather wreaths...I have feathers in my head all of a sudden. Anyway, looking forward to getting that finished so I can work on something else...something else that's already in progress.
Everybody have a great Monday! Lane