Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday morning

Good morning Friends ~ Here it is another Saturday morning, the start of the weekend for some of you. I'll be working at my job today, just one day of work this week. Next week I'll work Thurs-Sat.

The other morning when we went out to do some rain barrel work, we realized we couldn't set it up where we had originally planned as the water pipes from the well were under that spot. So instead of being behind the main garden, it will be at the back. I think I may paint it house color when we repaint the house, that way it will blend it better, instead of looking like the huge white behemoth that it is. I had to dig up ferns, move some orchids, and also transplant a couple of baby crepe myrtles. Then we sent up concrete blocks 6 of them, stacked two high, on their sides. We moved the barrel close to the house so that we could hook the drain temporarily into it, to check for leaks. There is a repair job on the inside, and we got some rain, but it didn't quite reach the repair patch. We may get more rain today or tonight.

The barrel will be behind the blue bottles.

The lid with screened holes in it is sitting on the concrete blocks,
which the barrel will be set up on.

Here are a couple of pictures of a pink Salvia.
I didn't see the ants when I took the picture.
Click on pictures for a larger view.

Next are pictures of what I worked on yesterday. Four little beaded and embroidered hearts with flowers. They are 1 1/4 inches high by 1 inch across. They will be going into little red frames. These pictures aren't the best at all, lighting isn't right, nor focus, but it gives you the idea of how they look. I'm building up some stock to get ready to put in my Etsy shop. I love sitting in my little space with a view out onto the front patio, embroidering and beading away.

My work space is covered in bits of fabric, threads and beads, awaiting the next little project to be started. I found the quote below this morning. :-)


A creative mess is better than tidy idleness.
Author Unknown


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Carol said...

Good Morning FL, I love your courtyard garden and your beaded work is lovely. I will think of this quote "A creative mess is better than tidy idleness." as I look around at my clutter. ;>))

Anonymous said...

Know what I love? That second shot of your rain barrel, on the right, the old stone stand. Very cool. Your garden is amazing.

Sandy said...

Your work is truly lovely
and I love the quote.

Kit said...

Sorry you had to move the barrel, but don't worry, once it is painted you won't be able to see it at all. Love the new projects. I just adore hearts! Have a great weekend! Kit

Karen said...

Hello FlowerLady, how I love your embroidery and the quote! I am very interested in your rain barrel and how you are making it more aesthetically pleasing. I have four 50 gallon drums, two white ones and one blue one, and they 'sorta' stick out in the backyard, lol. I did have my mother paint the one in front of the house with flowers and birds and it's very pretty, but it definitely doesn't blend in. Thank you for some great ideas!

Anonymous said...

You are very talented in your beading and embroidery. I love the objects and flowers in your garden. They work so well with the architecture of your home.

Morning's Minion said...

That quote is for all of us who craft--and don't put everything away when we are at the end of a work session.

Jeri Landers said...

I have thought of putting in a bottle tree, I think they are charming.. they do have an odd history though.
The embroidery is lovely. I have not found a frame for my little bird yet, and have decided to use it on the cover of a cherished book.

Priscilla said...

Your garden looks so peaceful and the pink Salvia is beautiful. You're also very talented with embroidery! Have a great weekend! :)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I like your plans to blend in the rain barrel. I hope it works well for you.
Lovely embroidery work.

Nina Suria said...

Good morning dear Flower Lady, I love ur embroidery espcially the third one, sweet n lovely. God I'm jealous :p

I have to put a side all my embroidery n patchwok project due to the baking project. Eid just around the corner. God bless me :)

p/s love the quote too

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful pictures as always....Love stopping by your blog

Annie said...

I love your pics, and the quote

NanaK said...

I was wondering about your rain barrel and whether it would prove to be water-tight. I sure hope it is because it will hold a lot of water. Love the view of your garden. I was pleasantly surprised to see your salvia as I just took some photos of my own pink salvia Saturday morning! I love that one and it happily reseeds every year.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I forgot the creations were on this post. I read both of them before leaving my comment.

I frequently don't see insects on my blooms until I look at photos I've taken, too. It's fun seeing what I've missed.

chars gardening said...

I love this quote, how true!