The last two days have been spent mostly puttering in the dirt. Here’s my little garden plot all planted.
Three different tomatoes, a pepper plant, four kale, marigolds and behind the front row of marigolds I’ve got a row of lettuce seeds. And a little glass and metal butterfly with bells hanging down on his feet is hanging in the center to guard it all. He has stuff in his glass body that glows in the dark at night. Doubt he’ll scare the birds or critters away but he’s cute.
And many pots of flowers have been planted.
And for those of you who know “sneaky snake” from the Texas quilt Romp, if you look closely you’ll see him hiding in the succulent plant in the bottom photo. :-)
I totally forgot about stashbusting report yesterday — maybe because there hasn’t been much sewing this weekend.
I did use the equivalent of a half yard for a potholder and binding for a spring potholder swap – not much of a dent. :-)
So a total of 89.5 busted.
But here’s the Defrag quilt with it’s binding finally done.
Well so far only a little Saturday Sewing. First and most important, I remembered to preorder my EQ7 so now have to try to patiently wait for that to arrive next month. I worked a little on the binding on the Defrag quilt while I waited for a friend to pick me up for breakfast. After breakfast we headed to the garden center.
In addition to my many empty pots which needs some lovely flowers in them, the apartment complex has created a garden area so I have a little plot this year to plant some veggies in. My space is only about a 6′ by 6′ plot or so but I just want a couple of plants in there anyway. I picked up three heirloom tomatoes – one Cherokee tomato and a pineapple (yellow) tomato (both beefstake types) and a red pear tomato. Also a gypsy pepper. Even remembered the tomato cages this time since when I grew tomatoes in my pots I had to get very creative with tying them up so this will be much easier. If there’s room left, I may pick up some leaf lettuce seeds to sow also. And a few little mini marigolds to plant along the edges.
Then there’s three large bags of potting medium waiting for me to plant the flowers. Most of my little patio area is shady or only partial sun so there’s coleus, double begonias, a double geranium who’s name I can’t remember that likes partial sun, some ornamental peppers (one plant red and yellow and the other plant purple), and a whole bunch of others that I can’t remember off the top of my head. Everything is mostly purple with a bit of yellow – oh yes and some pretty thing that is supposed to attrack butterflies. So my plan for early tomorrow morning is to get the garden plants in since it’s too hot this afternoon and we’re supposed to get a bit of rain tomorrow night. I may work on some of the flower pots later when the sun goes away from the table on the patio so I can work in the shade. It’s in the low 80s out there – not bad since there’s a breeze but a far change from the many years I went camping on Memoriald Day weekend and we froze at the campgrounds. It’s definitely a much warmer spring but I’m not complaining.
Also came home with fresh picked rhubarb from my friend’s garden and some fresh thyme from her herb garden. So now to decide, rhubarb pie? rhubarb crisp? so many decisions! :-)
Dang – I really should have taken the whole week off — what was I thinking. :-) Oh well – it’s just two days and tghen more quilting time. :-) Earlier this afternoon I finished making one of the little basket blocks and since I needed a spring potholder for a swap – added a flowerdy print around it, quilted it and just the binding to finish pinning and hand stitch down.