The hubby has gone off to work on his last night of a seven day work streak....he's pooped, but such a trooper;)
As for myself, I managed to get some housework done. Didn't have to work today, but didn't have anywhere to go, so....
You have to tilt your head sideways (blogger not cooperating again!!!), but this is what I pulled out today to work on. I was debating on whether or not to put white on white sashings in this, but I think I am going to pass and just butt them up together. Too much white otherwise. I picked this fabric group up last year when I was up here exploring with my mother. The fabric looks much better in person than it does in the photo. The hubby is due to paint the living room this weekend, so I have incentive to get this put together by then (it's taped up to the primered wall).
Anyway, an update on the Urban garden project....
(Once again..I have no idea why blogger is not cooperating.)
Since the patio is so small, I have started hanging plants up. I can't get a great photo of the deck, but it looks really cool;)
I have roses, dahlias, herbs, marigolds, tomatoes, hot peppers, and a bunch of other little goodies going.
I had my boy put up some shelves in the corner so that I had more space to grow up. I salvaged those "shelves" from the free pile at the ReStore...they were cabinet facings. And picked up the L-brackets at a thrift store.
This is my hanging "salad bowl";) When the strawberries (which I picked up for 25cents a start from a girl that was selling the extras from her garden) ripen, I plan on having a strawberry and fancy lettuce salad with homemade olive oil and vinaigrette dressing with some walnuts;) YUM!!
(geesh...this is driving me nuts!!!)
The picture was found at the Goodwill...$7.50 after my discount;) I love it!! The little nook here on the patio is my "New Mexico" wall. I have our old front license plate tacked up there on the right and some sort of Mexican fabric turtles on a string thing there on the left. Like I have said before, the photos don't do any justice on the atmosphere I have going out there;)
I didn't take pictures, but the Urban garden project has spread to two more apartments. The lady next to me on the north side has 6 tomato plants and some sweet peas going that I bought and entrusted to her to care for with the understanding that I get half the crop. The guy downstairs built a raised planter box with my son, found some free fill dirt and is doing the watering on 4 more tomato plants, 2 pepper plants, and seedlings of squash, carrots and spring onions. I get half of that crop also. He also planted a bunch of strawberry starts that are doing quite well.
So, life in Oregon is going quite well. We are settling in and starting to relax a bit. The hubby is getting a transfer into a maintenance position, so he won't be killing himself trying to do a young man's job anymore. I'm bored crazy with my job, but still okay with it. The boy is adjusting to job corps life, and having a ton of fun;) He told me tonight that he may go work on a cattle ranch for his summer vacation. I said have at it;) I'm not one to keep my kids down when they are making positive decisions for themselves. Explore, have fun..you only get one go at this.
I read an article in the current Quilter's Newsletter Magazine (though I haven't bought one since the mid 90's...they just went too artsy on me for my taste...and not enough doable patterns for the cost). Anyway, the article was about hitting 40 and dealing with (life's) UFO's, or aka WIPs. It really hit home on the subject of letting go and re-determining priorities. I have decided that it is okay to say to myself that I am just not going to follow through on some things. But that all things have been beneficial in one way or another. Learned what I do and do not like. What I will spend my time on, and what no longer needs to be pursued. And that it is okay to let go of personal expectations that just don't meet your life (or creative) path at this point. Yeah, I invested the money when I bought it, but passing forward the things I am just not going to do to charity is just as well. At least it will be put to good use. It will free up the table for things that I am interested in now, whether it be just making space for positive energy, relieving guilt, or making more room for more interesting projects.
Anyway, if you are still reading at this point, I say thank you;) I do read all the comments and emails that I get on responses to comments that I have left. Life is good, and quilting goes on;)
Happy Quilting to All!!