I love a good project. And, I love being able to work on more than one at a time. I had one this weekend for the cool of the springtime mornings and one for the warm, humid afternoons and one for the early mornings, before the sun came up.
Outside, I worked in the garden, expanding that bed I’ve been talking about. It’s not finished and I doubt it ever will be. I don’t have one and never have had a flowerbed that was finished.
Right now, there are a few plants in the ground, but I”m trying to be very mindful of what I put in, so it’s going to take a while.
Mostly, the bones are in and now I can play.
It’s a mix of shrubs and grasses and drought tolerant natives and lots of daylilies.
This is sort of where the little patio is going. It’s all moving back so I can plant something short in front of it. But, this is the bones of it.
And, the fruit trees got moved into the spot the glider used to be in, which gets more sun.
Funny, I originally put the glider there so I wouldn’t have to garden in the hot sun. Now, I’m doing everything for more sun.
I also got most of the baby quilt done. All four blocks and most of the rest are quilted. I’d say I’m 70% done.
If you click on this, you’ll see my interpretation of birch leaves growing on a vine. (I know, but if you don’t tell baby, I won’t.)
And, I still found a bit of time for a miniature. My house needs a desk, and the one that goes with the furniture costs a fortune, so I built my own; much like building a 1950’s era TV last year, instead of paying 69.99 on ebay.
I’m not much of one for a detail, huh?
I bought one that turned out to be the wrong size, so I made one that was right. and using the larger one as a pattern for everything, including the bins inside. The drawers do open.
I haven’t figured out how to hinge the drop front yet, but it’s ready.
Remember that I’m working my way through that cookbook? It’s a newer BG & G and I’m working through it like Julie did Julia’s.
Anyway, I’m loving all the new techniques. Last night, I made and ate eggs benedict for the first time ever.
Can’t wait to see what Rob and Syd make out of the roughy tonight.
I found a group of bees, harboring in the yard yesterday, hopefully planning to move on. There are hundreds, but I don’t think as many as a thousand. They had bunched around the queen, inside a trash can lid and when I flipped it over, thinking there would be a few, there they all were. I’m trying to make the place they are in as unpleasant as possible, without doing any harm, because we need bees, and I suspect someone has pushed this group out of some other hive, somewhere else and that they are looking for a home. I wish them well on their way…soon. I hope. If not, we’ll have to call someone. And, I don’t want to pay somebody for that.
Be well. Have a great Monday. For all my big words on here last friday, the day did not end fabulously for me. I managed to stop just short of saying something was stupid, in anger about it. I stopped short, but just. Like a hair’s breadth.
We’re all human.