Good morning Friends ~ Here it is almost the middle of March already. This month is zipping by. Next week I turn 65. Yikes! Where have the years gone?
We had hot and humid weather earlier this week then another chilly front moved in and it was in the low 50’s last night. Wonderful weather for us that’s for sure. Summer’s heat and humidity will be here all too soon.
Amaryllis blossoms ~ These are always a treat every spring. These bulbs aren’t even in dirt, they are just piled into a planter box.
This is a buddleia.
These are ‘fleabane’ I think. A sweet little ‘weed’ that I always am made happy to see each spring.
This is Prosperity rose.
An unknown rose.
My new embroidery tool, is a universal floor stand for holding the hoop as I embroider. It is so nice and made really well. I had gone to Michael’s and saw this and after having seen them online I added it to my cart. There was a price tag in front of this where it was stacked, with another one behind it. Well, when I got to the check out counter and the guy rang up my purchases, I said ‘WHAT?’ He said well this, pointing to the stand, it $55. I said well I can’t do that, you’ll have to take it off the receipt. A lady at the next check out lane handed me a printed coupon for 40% off one item, so, I thanked her and used it and I am glad I did. I might have gotten it a little cheaper online, but would have had to pay shipping.
I brought it home, took it out of the box, impressed with the hard wood, very well cut and smoothed. All of the parts were there, even in the little hardware bag. Then I proceeded to put it together which took around 45 min. to an hour, I didn’t really time myself and did have a big of a time trying to get a bolt through 4 pieces of wood. My dear husband would appreciate the craftsmanship in the making of this piece. It is going to make embroidering so much easier for me.
Beads in creamy colors ~ faux pearls, abalone, and Fresh water pearls. I bought this storage unit at Walmart a week or so ago and just got around to putting these into them from larger jars. I really like this and may get a few more. I have it standing on end instead of laying flat. Good way to see what’s in there.
I knew a package was coming from my dear friend Maggie, and when I got home from work yesterday there it was on the other side of the patio’s entry gate. A big smile broke out on my face. She had told me she had made me something, but, she didn’t mention what else she had put into the box, oodles of delicious fabrics. My brain is working and my fingers are itching to create with these beauties.
Isn’t this a sweet pincushion Maggie made for me?!?!? I named her ‘Miss Molly’ and she’s going to do very well holding needles for me.
Here she is this morning, next to a smaller ‘mouse’ pincushion given to me by another friend, a week or so ago. Now I need to get pins and needles sorted into both of these. Maggie suggested the dish Miss Molly is sitting in would be a good place for my mall scissors, I also put in some small glass tubes of beads that I had just lying on my work surface.
The old partitioned box above holds a bear, little dogs and a couple of other goodies from my dear husband’s childhood. I also have beads stored there too, and a layer of ‘dust’.
Another ‘leak’ has sprung in the last bit of old pipe which is under the concrete floor of bathroom. The rest of the floor in house is wood with crawl space underneath. So, dear brother-in-law will be back down God willing, on the 22nd to take care of this. Not sure how it will be done yet, but I know he’s thinking about it.
My washing machine made it, barely, through the last load of wash I did, clothes were spun well, and the tub is loose and off kilter, which makes me think it’s a new belt I need. I’m going to call an appliance repairman who was recommended to me by a widow friend who said he’s really good and fair with prices. I just need to do some rearranging in the little wash house so that he can get in there and move the washing machine to get to the belt.
I hope you all have a good weekend.
Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady
Every day may not be good,
but there's something good in every day.