On Thursday night I get a bit done on Murrieta Stars – enough that I was able to spritz the last bit with water and roll it down in the morning ready to star working on the 3rd row of stars. This quilt has been moving along fairly well with only a couple days here and there where I have not worked on it since I started the quilting on October 19th.
I had forgotten about a purchase I made last year and it was mixed in with my patterns, when I was putting things back in the sewing room I found it and I remembered I wanted to make some of these eggs in both Easter and Christmas designs and I never got around to it – I might devote a couple days a week to making a couple of these and at least have a start of a new collection of decorations this year for the holidays – maybe I can add to it each year. Aren’t they pretty. I hadn’t realized I had cut the photo off – that was because I had taken a quick picture on my phone to send Melanie to see if she might want to make some too . The designer of these eggs is Susan M. Wojciechowski from Ewe-university you can find the patterns on the above link or search her name and I believe she has a web page.
I managed to get the middle of this flower bed dug up yesterday and got the canna bulbs out which now have to be cleaned off and put in some compost the directions say and in a freeze proof place – maybe the storm shelter will work for that if I put them in a bucket of mulched leaves and pine needles – we will try it out – don’t have a lot of them so it won’t be a big loss. I will be planted tulip bulbs here in the next couple days.
Took this photo in late afternoon and it was already getting dark – yesterday I was raking up more pine needles and leaves – the tree is finally bare that you see in the middle of the yard so I think this lot will be it – I will try to mulch with the lawn mower this week and get it spread around to different gardens. I have more to mulch with the mower in another part of the yard but that area doesn’t need to be raked up much at all – further away from the house I don’t care if it is neat LOL
The fern has survived week 1 – I wrote it down on the calendar and just checked – a week on Sunday.
I decided to bring in the other one and will put it under the window – wish it would be higher but I don’t have a stand high enough for it so it will be partially below the window – it was in the living room the other day so it wouldn’t be in the way of dinner on Thursday. I love how healthy these plants look right now but I really and truly will be surprised if I get them to survive all winter – I just do not have luck with ferns. I will check out in the workshop and see if I have anything taller I can stand the plant on so it will be window level but I don’t want anything sticking out into the room too much as these plants are taking up a bit of space as you can see.
Instead of shopping on Black Friday which I never do Mike and I walked at the nature trails again – and I worked in the yard – trying to burn off all those pie calories – which will take more days of exercise to do that LOL. I will take a look at what Craftsy has to offer though and some of the other on line shops – the only store I will be going in over the next couple days is the grocery store – and the month of December I try to not go in Wal-Wart unless I absolutely have to and pick up my grocery’s at smaller stores even if the price is slightly higher.
Craftsy is having their yearly Black Friday Sale have fun shopping!! This is the time of the year when you can look through those kits and even if you don’t like the pattern you can save big on the fabric included. Save on notions, thread, yarn, cake decorating all sorts of things – have fun from the comfort of your home in your pajamas – I plan to. Sale goes through Monday night at midnight – classes marked down to $17.87 or less
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