We have been busy beavers out in the backyard.
This weekend I spent time cleaning up the shade garden weeding and moving a pile of brick and stone debris. You wouldn’t believe all the weird stuff we found while cleaning out and making a shade garden under the pine trees back there. I even found a pair of rusty old spurs that goes on cowboy boots. Huh…weird to find in the city right??
This is the corner where it was all piled…I kept some of the bricks and just laid them out there for now until I can figure out a use for them. On the list for some coming weekend is to paint the little shed there. The brown building behind my shade garden is the neighbors shed… so not much I can do about it unless he lets us paint it. =)
Some of the concrete and blocks I broke up and made a little pathway beside our little red garage leading to a bench my Daddy made me.
Mom gave me a bunch of hosta and fern to plant out here. I am LOVING the fern and hope it grows up nice and tall to hide the neighbors shed.
We also spent a lot of time taking the pallets apart that the patio bricks were delivered on. What to make, what to make?? We finally decided that we would just make a tall planter box for right behind the tiny patio. So sweet BG banged it out and then we filled it with shade loving plants.
Half way through making it , I thought it would have made a cute little bar, just put a larger top on and buy some cool retro bar stools, but the hubs put the kabosh on that. LOL He just wanted to be done I think.
The window boxes and container are starting to fill out.
Now we are starting to plan the transition from our backyard to our side yard. I promised The BG when we got the backyard somewhat situated that I would help him with the hill leading down to the side lot we recently purchased.
We took out the section of fence that separated the two yards and plan to build an arch/pergola with a gate there.
Here’s looking back in from the other side, the grass is still trying to fill itself in where no grass grew before. Come on baby grass, you can do it!!
This is to the left when you walk in from the side yard. This is my one good sunny flower bed, that I have yet to fill up. Mom gave me some wonderful plants and has more to share if I get my bootie over there. But it looks like I have some weeds there to keep the dirt company for now. =)~
So now just to wait for the money fairy so we can buy the dirt to regrade the hill and build some stairs down to the side yard.
In quilt-y news:
I have been having a huge crush on Lori Holt’s fabric lines. I couldn’t resist Bake Sale and decided to make a little project for my retro themed kitchen.
I decided Sue Daley’s little clamshell pattern would do the trick!
I even hand quilted it!!!!! I wouldn’t advise looking at my stitches though, it was my first try. =) Instead of binding it I put it in a frame.
I finished the apple core too and hand quilted it as well. I’m going to frame it for the kitchen as wel but I need to buy some mat board.
Have you seen Geekly Chic? Pink old school t.v.’s ……YUUUUUMMMMM. I had to have some… even though I don’t have a clue what I will make.