The hummingbird wall hanging is finished, and for the past week a MI friend and I have been working on small bags utilizing lace zippers that are sewn on the outside. We have a list of recipients because some people go out of their way to share their personal skills with others and need to be thanked, and others just need a bag from friends because life is challenging right now.
One day, three of us sewed together. MI, who is by far the superior quilter, was in charge of cutting material, ME who has a good eye for fashion was tasked with coordinating two fabric colors from our combined stash with the lace zippers we had available, while I was at the sewing machine. We got a fair amount done, but mostly we just had a great time laughing and enjoying each other’s company. If we were all able to have a regular ‘dose’ of that, we’d be much healthier.
I brought two plants with me from home – Walking Iris and Passion Flower. The Walking Iris produced its twelfth blossom today, and the Passion Flower I had to divide into three plants. I’m probably the only snowbird with a bag of potting soil under the bed.
I always check the Walmart garden section down here because they sell different plants than at home. I found three Viburnums for $6.97 each and couldn’t pass that up. Viburnums are a nice shrub with beautiful white blossoms. This week I need to find three pots and get them in some soil, although I must say keeping their packing materials moist seems to be working okay because all three are developing leaves.
I went to Brookgreen last week with one destination in mind – their vegetable garden. They have an excellent display garden including handsome wooden fence, functional but decorative gates, and obelisks. Display gardens are wonderful because they give you ideas that can be adapted on a smaller scale.
I also took advantage of a gardening webinar for ‘maturing gardeners’ who want ‘workhorse plants’ with less maintenance. I think that had something to do with the purchase of the three Viburnum shrubs.
This week, I have a couple more bags, I’m finishing two computer projects for MGs, but mostly I’ll be enjoying the outdoors because it is going to be unseasonably warm in the 70-80’s. That needs to be savored.
Happy Monday and have a great week. Hope you are up to something fun. 😎