A Little Garden Love

Fall Harvest (scrappy baskets), gardening

Yesterday was a day of laundry and house cleaning – not what we want to do but what must be done – at least sometimes right – never got to the dreaded dusting – I hate dusting the house with a passion and I must find time to do before I really and truly can write my name on the windowsills and book shelves.  I do not have a cleaning lady like some of you do – I must do it myself.  And of course I never did get to the sewing that I intended to do – I kind of got out of the sewing mood yesterday morning and didn’t get back to it until evening.

On Mother’s Day I received some little things for the garden – how pretty these are – a pretty mushroom and some name tags for herbs growing.


I have two Romaine Lettuce plants growing behind that wire fencing plus another rosemary plants – keeping the rabbits away from the lettuce and surprising enough no deer are attacking my garden so far.



A pretty basket of flowers.


A few more baskets appliqued added to the pile.  Maybe the flannel quilt will get worked on this morning and the birds started – we will see what I get to.  Hopefully I will be in a better sewing mood today.  Linking to Esther’s Quilt Blog today.




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9 comments… add one
  • Teri Dingler May 16, 2017

    I have been working so much putting in a new flower bed(what was I thinking!!??!!) and cleaning other outdoor spots and tending the tomato plants AND the dreaded dusting AND grandkids’ graduations AND doctor appointments that my sewing has been slow, too! If not at all! I hope to remedy that this week! Love your garden markers.

  • Yanicka Hachez May 16, 2017

    For the first time ever I decided to have a balcony garden. I know nothing about gardening so I will probably find 10 ways to kill plants but it make me happy to at least try 🙂
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  • Rebecca Grace May 16, 2017

    Your garden is so nice and tidy, Karen! I would love to have fresh herbs from my garden for cooking, but our yard is small and there’s nowhere I could plant that my dogs would not trample them. A small lot is the tradeoff for living in a fantastic school district! But someday I’d like a garden like yours. Hopefully your day was better today. As for dusting, I’m right there with you — except that I have thick dust AND dog fur all over the place. I know it’s getting bad when my husband remarks that there’s enough dog fur drifting around on the hardwood floor to make another dog out of it!
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  • Belarmina May 16, 2017

    Karen me alegra ver que no te gusta quitar el polvo.
    ¡¡ nunca es buen momento para mi !!
    tus regalos del dia de la madre son muy bonitos.
    en mi tiempo de ceramica hice las etiquetas con los nombres mis plantas

  • Sandra B May 16, 2017

    Isn’t it annoying when laundry and housework take up time that we would much prefer to be quilting! And I agree about that dreaded dusting task! My allergies and dusting just don’t play well together!! I am very fortunate to have a husband who helps with both the housework and the laundry, but the dusting task is all mine!
    Love your herb garden markers, Karen! Everything you are growing looks amazing! I usually do a few herbs in pots on the deck and that works well…just can’t beat the flavor fresh herbs add….
    Your little baskets are growing! And looking great!
    I am looking forward to following along on the birds….I have seen a couple of quilts made from blocks very similar and loved them…the fabrics you pulled for this project will be great!

  • Karen May 16, 2017

    I too don’t like to dust until I got myself a new dusting tool–a Swiffer (no affiliation). It traps the dust and it makes dusting fast so I can get back to doing what I want to. I had been using a dust cloth but all that ever did was move the dust from one place to another. The next thing I want to get is new flooring and throw out the carpets and I think that would help with less dust.

  • Donna May 17, 2017

    I have tried the Swiffer and I still hate to dust! As I get older, I hate it more and more!!!

  • Nanette May 17, 2017

    Nice garden. I worked 38 years and with a bad back and CTS, I deserve a housekeeper once a month! Otherwise if I do the monthly cleaning (and I clean during the month) it takes me a day to get over it! All women who get near the age of 70 begin to hate to cook, clean, or do the laundry, but it is a necessary evil. Hubby helps me so I am blessed. I miss being able to work outside but no more surgeries thank you!!!!

  • Roseanne May 17, 2017

    Hi Karen,
    How nice to see your garden started. I’m in Wisconsin and we may be able to get ours started this weekend . . . fingers crossed. I love the baskets – it will be fun to see that when it is complete. ~smile~
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