Back in mid November I brought my two Boston Ferns in the house wondering if I could keep them alive as I normally kill them if I bring them in the house – I’m happy to report that they are still alive. They have been “shedding” and getting thinner then they were but they are still alive – can I keep them alive another 3 months? That is the question or will I have by then cut them off and hope they will regrow?
About twice a week I gently shake from under the plants to loosen all the stuff that is drying and sweep it all up – this is yesterdays mess. Some of it doesn’t even look dry and it falls off! They are getting misted frequently and sitting in deep bowls that can hold water to water from the roots up so they do not get too dry.
They still look good though – although on closer inspection as I know what they looked like I can tell they are not as full and bushy as they once were.
The pattern Morning Glory all traced out to use as a template now – I don’t use a plastic overlay but will mark this paper and the fabric – the fabric by pressing lines in it and the paper by dotting a line in the same areas for placement purposes. I will make my freezer paper templates from this one as well for cutting out and number everything. I will start with the tree and go from there. I will show as I go like I normally do to show the way I do it – not saying it is the correct way by any means! just the way I do it.
Went through my fabric today and found a piece to use for the tree trunk and branches I really didn’t see a piece in the Wm Morris bundle that I had that I wanted to use for the tree. This is a batik so did soak it and treat it with Retayne washed and dried it – it is now ready to press and cut. I was surprised there was barely any bleed of extra dye.
I reorganized my storage cupboard a little bit and placed half of the plastic shoe boxes of scrap fabrics on two shelves instead of one so that I can store the box with the Hertfordshire quilt and the Morning Glory quilt on the lower shelf as the boxes are kind of heavy and I will be getting them down more often then the scrap boxes. I moved the blue box with the pink lid to the second shelf as well and the Morning Glory box is now there – the blue box holds some of the Round We Go project and it is lighter and smaller so higher is ok for it.
The shawl is still growing! It is folded in half – and about half as long as it needs to be.
From Saturday night to Tuesday night it is to be below freezing mainly in the 20’s with Sunday and Monday night around 8 degrees!! Too cold for central Arkansas. Five nights in the teens and the two in the single digits is too cold for me. I have a feeling I will not be outside those two days – no reason to – the fitness center is closed for New Years – I have grocery’s in the house – I think I will be bringing the New Year in sewing, crocheting and reading. Soup sounds good and maybe some fresh bread to help keep the house warm with the oven on.
End of the year Craftsy sale continues – clearance on some items and discounts on many things – up to 70% off on some things.