Sunday, May 29, 2016

Holiday Weekend

Planting, stitching, walking and relaxing. Those are my plans for the holiday weekend. I started the planting last weekend. These are my tomato plants.
The rhododendron is blooming. 
 I was surprised to see my irises in bloom. It has been several years since they gave me any flowers.
I have planted some of my flower pots, but they need to grow a little before they are pretty enough to take pictures. I ran out of potting soil, so the flowers below still need potting. The impatiens in the background are waiting for Hubby to trim the bushes so he doesn't step on them.
 Hubby surprised me with this beautiful hanging basket. He thought it was pretty so he bought it. 
I have been stitching the pup. Yesterday, I sat on my front porch and started filling in some of the open spaces.
I worked steadily until some bees decided that they wanted to be my friend. I like the bees to pay attention to the flowers rather than me.

I also added a few more stitches to Baker Beach, but not enough to give a photo update right now.

I will be working on both of these projects sometime today.I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Tomorrow I will link to the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

I resumed my morning walking this weekend. I walk a mile and a half around my neighborhood around 7:30 am. Since I am working every day (and the weekends have been cold and rainy), it has been a while since I have walked and I've been missing noticing it. Of course, it is back to work on Tuesday, but soon school will be done and I can walk (almost) every day.


Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I miss having pretty flower gardens at our home, but living in the desert, the heat pretty much kills everything. You have done a lot on your puppy and its looking really good.

Ivani said...

Beautiful flowers! the cross stitch dog is looking great.
Happy Slow Sunday Stitching

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful flowers. I always plant up tomatoes along side Marigolds as well.

The Crafty Creek said...

Our irises are just flowering too, love your pup cross-stitch :-)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The iris are in bloom here as well / you have many lovely blooms ! :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

We have quite a few blooms in our garden. Your dog is looking better every week. How much more to go?

Mii Stitch said...

Cute little puppy design and lovely flowers.

karen said...

we planted our vegetable garden and added some more flowers in the existing beds. All good! I need to step up my walking :)

Angela said...

Your stitching is adorable :) Love all the flowers too.

Quilter Kathy said...

The pup is coming along beautifully... enjoy your stitching while you savour those gorgeous flowers!

Deb said...

Your flowers and tomato plants look great and your husband was right that hanging basket is pretty.
Your pup is coming along nicely I hope you have lots of time for stitching this weekend.
I recently resumed my daily morning walk after several weeks ill, its amazing how much you can miss a simple thing like a walk and I notice the difference too.

Renee said...

Your flowers are so pretty! Your pup is soooo cute! I look forward to the next update. Way to go with your walking! (I need to start doing that again, too.)

cq4fun said...

Beautiful flowers! Making progress on your XS, too, I see. Progress is a good feeling.

Kaja said...

Beautiful flowers - love the deep red of the hanging basket.

Tiffstitch said...

You're getting really close on the pup! And lovely flowers too.

Rachel said...

Very pretty flowers and the pup is looking good!

diamondc said...

It is that time of year when stitching sometimes has to take a back, I hope you get Pup finished soon, I am awaiting the finish it looks interesting.
I just started walking it can be a job somedays when I am pooped out.

Blessings
Catherine seat