Thursday, June 4, 2020

Many Projects Inside and Outside

This is why I have an accounting of my projects.

It really helps me have a sense of accomplishment when I look back at what happened with my time.

I came up with a design for my latest scrappy half square triangle blocks. I discovered about 100 more scrappy HSTs while cleaning a drawer in my sewing room and now I don’t know what I will do  with those...another challenge.

Two tiny International Santas to add to my collection, Scandinavian and African Santa.

My Snowman family is finished. A difficult set to put in storage so they might stay on display year-round. Very challenging to get some of the arms attached. Thankfully, I had a curved upholstery needle in my stash. 

Summer is here in Eagle River, Alaska. 

Gardening and landscaping are now my primary projects.

Our garden nurseries were just wiped out of inventory this year. So funny how first it is toilet paper and now it’s plants! I just barely managed to find nursery starts of the plants I usually grow. Mostly broccoli, red cabbage and several varieties of kale. Missing are beets and carrots.

My “Tub Wall,” needed two plants replaced. Pretty normal to lose one or two plants a year. One year a moose decided not to use the stairs so that took out a couple of plants. I also like to add a top dressing of fresh potting soil to every tub. The “WOW” wheel my son made me when he was learning to weld...also flips to spell, “MOM.” 

Last summer I really wanted to rearrange the plants in my perennial happened yesterday. There were several spots where plants never grew well so I spent time amending the soil..everywhere. So happy I got this done the first week of June.

Soooo many other landscaping projects to tackle! 
I must say I have been sleeping well every night with all this physical work.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have such a beautiful garden space - and you put up some nice fencing around that veggie section! it is a lot of work keeping up with flower beds and yard work - I'm having a hard time in recent years keeping up with mine - too many aches and pains the older I get and not as strong as I used to be for sure.
Love your Santa's & that quilt top

Fabric Fanatic said...

Debbie, for a princess you sure get a lot lounging and eating bon-bons for you! Good on ya. Love,Love,Love your is definitely calling out to me and your colors are perfect for making a snuggly comfort quilt. I tend to use a lot of bold colors and brights, but I think I could find enough quiet colors to make one of these. Thanks for the inspiration!
Have you ever thought of ordering plants through Amazon? I have had good luck finding plants there that were carefully shipped and arrived healthy and intact. That might be an answer for you or maybe you might need to start your own plants next year. Anyway, good to see your lovely yard, garden and of course your quilts.

former cincinnatian said...

Beautiful quilt. You have such talent.

CecileD said...

Your quilt is fabulous !! WOW !!
And your garden is ... beautiful ! No bears all around ?

audrey said...

What a great hst quilt! Looks so good! And your tub flowers are awesome!:)