Sunday, May 28, 2017

Four Day Weekend

My school district has a four day weekend for Memorial Day because we did not use our fourth snow day. So on Friday I got went to breakfast with Hubby, got my hair cut, helped Mom a little and went curtain shopping. Boy was the last one discouraging. There was only one style that was available in both of the lengths that I need (84" and 54"). I bought one panel in a beige and then when I got home I realized that my living has just too much beige. I will return it tomorrow. Yes, I know that I most certainly can shorten a longer length by 30 inches, but I really don't want to. At that rate I will make my own curtains. It might be cheaper. 
On Saturday, Hubby and I went to the local nursery to get plants and potting soil. I have planted the three pots that go by the entrance to my house. 
 The one below usually sits in a little chair, but Hubby hadn't retrieved it from the garage yet when this pic was taken.
The front porch is south facing so geraniums are one of the few plants that fair well in the bright sun that we get all day.
I also planted some produce....two different kinds of cherry tomatoes, basil, red lettuce and cucumbers. I use pots, because otherwise I get all kinds of worms on my tomato plants. 

Now I need to research when and how to harvest the lettuce and pray that our local bunnies don't dine on it. Veggie gardening is not my forte. I have an accidental green thumb with summer annuals, but that is about it. Here are the annuals that I still need to pot.
I probably need to buy more, but we shall see.

My Kousa dogwood is in full bloom.
This is the view from my kitchen window. 

My rhododendron is blooming beautifully also.
I used to have a ton more irises, but these are all that are left. They are more purple than this picture suggests.
My hosta are huge this year. Probably due to all the rain.

Now for some crafting news. I have made progress on Baker Beach. 
I finished the water on this page and have just barely started the sand. Thankfully this is the last bit of sand with all of that mottled coloring. I would like to finish this page by the end of June and I am determined to get those last two pages on the left done this summer. My son is getting his own apartment in July and I want him to be able to have this soon after. 

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. She currently has some great patriotic embroidery patterns on her sit.  Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching. You all know what I will be working on....Baker Beach!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. We have had a lot of rain too so the gardens and grass are growing like crazy. We have some plants to move and a few repairs to do to the edging on our flower beds. I love the shading in the water on Baker Beach. Happy stitching to you! Your gardens and pots look great.

  2. Cathie, All the Spring vegetation is on steroids this year, so gorgeous. I love the dogwood, what a pretty view from your kitchen window. Baker is coming along wonderfully and what a great gift for your son's new apt. Have a wonderful week filled with lots of stitching. Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

  3. Great progress on the beach! So exciting to have a goal to work towards!

  4. Hi,
    I had lots of Hosta, but have taken most of them out. They were so huge. Your progress on the beach is awesome. A lot more patient then me. Have a great day!

  5. Your flowers look so pretty. Good luck on Baker Beach. You have made such progress on it this year. He will love hanging it up in his new place.

  6. Your garden is lovely! How wonderful for you to have some time off! Enjoy it to the max!

    Your son is going to love Baker Beach in his new home!

  7. Beautiful flowers. And now just 2 more pages and Baker Beach is done. Great progress.

  8. Your garden is looking lovely, you've made alot of progress on Baker Beach, I love the water, very effective,

  9. That is an amazing piece, I'm sure your son will cherish it.

  10. I love your Baker Beach piece. We just got back from a cruise that stopped in San Francisco. We had a small pod of four or five whales escort us under the Golden Gate Bridge. It was quite memorable. I look forward to seeing more of your updates.

  11. Great progress on the Baker beach. Sorry to hear about your curtains, it might be easier and cheaper to make your own. I have just finished making some for my lounge room. The garden is looking fabulous sadly we have yet to make a start on ours. Enjoy your long weekend.

  12. Your garden is looking fabulous! And how lovely to be able to grow your own summer veggies too. This piece is certainly coming along! It's looking fabulous and there's nothing like a deadline to get us stitching faster!

  13. I love seeing all of your plants! And I love your "accidental green thumb" comment. My claim is that the plants I have live in spite of me. ;)

    Baker Beach is looking amazing! The end is getting sooo close.

  14. Wonderful flowers! I quit even growing things in pots, except herbs, and I haven't bought those this year. Your XS is really nearing finish this time! You won't know what to do with yourself when this is finished and hanging in your son's place. =) Ha, ha, ha.

  15. Lovely plants Cathie! And Baker's Beach is getting soooo close. You must be getting excited. It sure was a labor of love but it will be so worth it. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever2


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