It feels like spring around here. We have been busy making this house ours. Its so much more fun fixing this house rather than trying to get one ready to sell and then move.
In February it was a busy month. We finally had the hot tub hauled off. I was so happy to see that thing go and the next day, Ron and Peter put this in.
Our yard faces south. There is no shade at all in the back yard. We have plans to add a bigger patio at some point, but this helps so much.
That is it for a back porch. We have so much solar that I would rather be tree less in the back yard, after years of crazy power bills, I am so thankful to be here where PG&E is not who I support each month.
The next project is making raised beds in what flowerbeds I do have. It really makes me crazy not having any food growing. I have never been without a place to grow food before. I was out in the back yard the other day, and I could hear a hen singing that she needed to lay a egg. So someone here has some hens. It made me happy.
I do have a few finished projects that I did in February. Only three. I didn't get as much finished as I thought I would. It starts getting warm and I have to go outside and just look at things.
This little rug by Theresa Kogut. I have wanted to do this rug from the first time I saw it. It was nice to hook after that big rug I finished in January.
This sweet bunny pattern from Scattered Seed Samplers called Spring Gathering. I have had it forever and it was all kitted and ready to go, it just took me so long to get to it. I am going to make it into a pen keep I think.
This is by Maggie Bonami. I bought the pattern from Blackberry Primitives. Its called Autumn Blooms.
Its really big, much bigger than I thought it would be, I was thinking quilt block and its more like a table topper.
So pretty productive for February I think. I am finally getting to the place in my mind where gardening is beginning to sound like fun again. I was really worried about myself, because it seemed like for so long, gardening was just to big in my mind. Ron has been taking out bushes and putting in all of his Japanese Maples. Its going to look so pretty when they leaf out all red. So far I think he has planted nine or ten. He has some more to plant. They won't get that big and they are ones he had grafted and grew himself. I am so glad they are finally in the ground.
I am currently working on Windy Day.
It just makes me happy to hook it. Its a great pattern for March.
I hope you have the best weekend. Its going to be perfect here. 80 degrees. But like typical March, it will be raining and cold next week.
Thank you so much for stopping by,
*The Wonderful Things You Will Be
by Emily Winfield Martin
“I know you’ll be kind… and clever… and bold. And the bigger your heart, the more it will hold. When nights are black and when days are gray—you’ll be brave and be bright so no shadows can stay. And become anybody that you’d like to be. And then I’ll look at you and you’ll look at me and I’ll love you, whoever you’ve grown up to be.”
***You know who you are. ;)