It must be time for more newsfromjude. This week’s news is not nearly as exciting as last week though. I have to confess to coming to a halt during the week, and had a bit of trouble getting motivated again to get quilting. There has been a few small easy cot quilts done before I did a custom, and this week I really need to get busy.
I had a quick day trip to the city on Friday. I had a long list of things I needed to buy, and have not been for a shop up for quite a few months, because I was busy with The Sanctuary and the quilt show. I needed new shoes, some office supplies, some new shirts, curtains for the bedrooms and a few things from the plant shop. Called into see family while I was up that way and arrived home about 10pm that evening.
This is my plant purchases which mostly have been planted today.
The following 2 photos are what the view has been from my work room, since the move in September. Now that the quilt show is over, it was time to get to work in the garden this weekend. I have to say that the garden on this side of the road has been sadly neglected in the last 5 years. It did look lovely when we first moved in, until I had 2 houses to look after. I brought quite a few things in pots from The Sanctuary, so had a bit of work waiting.
This first photo will look a bit different soon as there will be a fence going up around these trees. It will give some privacy to the pergola area, and a nice shady area for these plants. And I will not be able to see cars driving up the street!
I trimmed the bigger plants, and staked one that was falling over, and removed the remaining small plants and added some new soil and fertilizer.
I love to listen to the birds that sing in the morning, and am very happy for them to live in the trees around here. But I am not so happy that a bird is so cheeky, it comes into the pergola and sits on the chairs, and leaves it’s calling card. Please tell me how I can deter them from the chairs?? I put up a couple of owls hoping that would deter them, and have a concrete cat sitting by the cat food, which is what the birds come in for!
Some months ago I mentioned the daffodil bulbs that were shooting in the packet, and how I quickly planted them. This was the area that I planted into, which was a bare corner of the garden. The daffodils are not flowering now, but the other things I planted are doing well. A few years ago, this corner by the wood shed had a diosma and a few other thriving plants.
This week I have dug up a new garden bed along the fence by the wood shed. And today I have planted a few things in this area and added an edge to the garden. Had to put an edge in the garden above also, as the same birds that sit on my chairs, also pulled all the straw out onto the paved path!! Hope I have stopped them now.
Well you can see that I have a work in progress. The more I look around, the more I see things that need doing. All I can say, is I must have had the blinkers on and not had a good look for a long time. I can see some painting in my future also, and some renovating inside the house also.
It is time for bed, the body has had quite a physical work out today. That was my day of rest. Well, it was a day of rest from quilting anyway. But I am enjoying concentrating on the one house and not going across the road! But I will miss the access to the water from the bore, as the water I use here will be metered and charged for.
Be back with some more quilt photos later in the week.
Blessings, From Jude