I've kept busy this week, even though I only had one social activity.
Tuesday I had sprinklers put in my front section. I have a circular driveway, and in front of the driveway is a semicircular section that I have moved a hose around every 12 minutes to water the whole thing for 45 years. Last week I arranged for the landscaping guy that took out my lawn last year to connect sprinklers to this area. Last year they put a tube over to this area, but nothing was connected up. So this week they put in 4 sprinkler heads, and also put in 4 shrubs. I had spent the days prior to their coming cleaning up this area. I had Gazanias growing over into the driveway so I cleared that area back so they could install the tubing drip tubing. They planted 2 gardenias, a Chinese fringe flower, 2 Leafy spurge, Japanese pittosporum. This area is looking so much better since the sprinklers were installed.
It's called Acuba japonica or Spotted Laurel. They said it was very temperamental, needed shade, and should be in a pot.
This week on the #100hexies100days2023 on Instagram, this week's theme was rainbows, hosted by @sewfoxymama.
I'm going to be heading off to a quilt retreat in a couple of weeks. I wanted to make a few things. The last time I went to day camp quite a few quilters had cute little thread catcher and pincushions, and mats for their machines. So I wanted to make some for myself.
I finished this thread catcher/pincushion. This was a pattern by Curry Bungalow that I got here.
What I will be working on for Slow Sunday Stitching is the last piece of embroidery on the Blessings quilt. This was a project I started well over 20 years ago with a group of internet friends. Instructions came in 4 pamphlets and I completed the first section of the quilt.
I'm working on this last week, and I can begin to assemble the other 3/4 of the quilt. I'm hoping to prep a section or two to take to retreat with me.
I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Head on over and see what everyone is working on.
Next week is a busy one with Guild Board Meeting, Hearing Aid cleaning, and three days of working the Begonia show.
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