A Busy Weekend

Handful of Scraps, Winter Wonderland

I do not think I will be getting much sewing done this weekend.  I am power washing the porch and deck.  I got part way done yesterday and hope to get it finished today if not Monday.

Got this much of it done Saturday – the stone area, the swing (to the left not in this photo) and part of the deck – we get so much moss going on the stone area – it can get slippery if you don’t take care of it now and then.


I will work on this porch area next  – what has the roof over it doesn’t get near as bad as the open area.


This area really needs to be totally redone – some of the boards are getting bad even though they were treated – they have been in place for 20 years or more.  I will clean them off too though so they won’t be slick and hopefully Mike will be able to get around to redoing boards next year – doubtful for this year – too much on his plate right now.  This is the flower bed that I have mentioned I dug out and replanted – I used to have just roses in here years ago but then diseases struck and I got rid of them – except two that aren’t in the photo and two more on the edge of the deck above– then I had some veggies in here but it is shade all morning and late afternoon – sun only for part of the day so I decided to go with flowers and the mints lined up.


I did select the next hexies to baste for Handful of Scraps and well do that when I am taking breaks from outside – I can not just power wash with no breaks – my shoulders, neck and arms would be killing me!!  the lilac color well be the eight pieces around the center.


I will continue to work on Winter Wonderland in the evenings.


Hope you all have a great weekend.  Linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday stitching for my break times! Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework! (isn’t that the truth!)

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9 comments… add one
  • CathieJ May 22, 2016

    Our deck needs some rehab also. A few of our boards are rotting and the handrail is rough. Your flower bed is locking great. I wanted to buy some flowers this weekend, but it has been cold and rainy. The hexie fabrics are very pretty and I can see that the quilting on Winter Wonderland is looking great. I hope you finish your deck soon and can return to your stitching.
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  • Deb May 22, 2016

    Enjoy your great outdoors work even if you can’t fit in much stitching! 🙂 You have such a beautiful property there !
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  • Gail May 22, 2016

    Lots of outdoor chores to do here too. I had hoped to do some outside jobs today but it has been raining. I was hoping for some sunshine! Your quilting is coming along. I hope you get some slow stitching time in today!
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  • Jennifer May 22, 2016

    What a beautiful outdoor area you have. Your Winter Wonderland is coming right along.
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  • gayle May 22, 2016

    Good luck with the power washing. (Such a big job!)
    And enjoy those breaks!

  • Quilter Kathy May 22, 2016

    Looks like the end is near for winter wonderland!
    Enjoy your power washing breaks 🙂

  • Sandra B May 22, 2016

    I guess it is that time of year! I am glad to hear that you do take breaks so you don’t overdo it….
    Love your outdoor surroundings! So peaceful looking…I can see why you like to sit outside with some hand stitching…. Is that a lake or pond I see in the background?
    Looking forward to seeing the next hexies…
    Winter Wonderland is getting closer and closer to being finished!

  • Cathy May 22, 2016

    We need to do some power washing here too! Too much to do…too little time. Maybe I’ll find time when I retire next year to do what I want to do when I want to do it! (Or not). Enjoy your stitching time whenever you find it.
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  • Cynthia Brunz May 22, 2016

    Power washing is still on my to do list. I just haven’t been ready to give up my sewing time yet. It will be fun to see outside on breaks. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!
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