Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring 2013

Here we are in March of 2013 already, daylight savings time started this morning and amazingly we remembered to change all of the clocks that are not smart enough to change themselves!

The sun is shining but it is not very warm out yet. According to the 'weather channel' it is to be in the 50's today and working its way toward 60 by weeks end.

My husband and I were over at our old house yesterday putting up some lattice(there in lies a bit of a tale) around the back deck and I observed that lots of bulbs were up in the flower beds there. I wanted to dig up the rhubarb plant but even though I can see it starting to grow the darn ground is too hard to dig just yet.  It is so good to see nature coming to life. We have yet to plant anything outdoors at our new house but oh we have plans, just not totally sure what they are yet. LOL

Lattice tale: We went to the lumber yard and purchased 4 sheets of vinyl lattice (we had wanted wooden but all they had was the vinyl and of course we HAD to get it done now!) and had them cut it to the sizes we needed. Put it all in the back of the truck and off we go.  Arrive at house, unload and take it up on the back deck - yes this is a split level house and the back deck is on the upper level. Bring along fastening devices (nails and hammer - will go back and add screws later) Push lattice out thru deck walls (framed only at this point) and hold against railings and hope wind does not blow both it and us away. Get the tops nailed in and then the blasted wind is flapping the stuff around like a plastic bag skittering down the street! So hubby goes down and gets on ladder to secure the bottom edges. We did it and it actually look very nice. The wind here can certainly make what might seem a simple project much harder and more interesting.

I must get up to my craft/sewing/embroidery rooms here soon, lots to do, but right now I am thinking a 2nd cup of tea and some breakfast to get the creative juices flowing!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone! Happy Spring.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Okay, okay!

Not the first time we've been out of the loop, ANY loop. But we are creating again and going to start off with something special this May.