Saturday, May 4, 2013

{Post 1,172} Flowerbed Work

My husband is such a hard worker.  He has been sprucing up our yard.  We have monkey grass that is so lush and rich around the natural areas.  There are some spots that are overgrowing and some bald spots (no comparisons to those of us later in life, please), and he's been evening it all up.

He has also been working on the second flower bed in front of our house.  We have two large bushes that are in the natural area.  He asked if I wanted them moved to the new flower bed to hide the two big eyesores...the dryer vent and the gas meter.  I said yes.  It was a lot of work.  Never underestimate the awkwardness of a 30-year-old 30,000 lb. bush.  That might be a little exaggeration.

Here are the shots...

Rachel and I weeded for a very long time and nearly completed one of the natural areas.  The trees out front drop many seeds, and they all try to make it!  One big weeding in the spring is usually sufficient.  Every year my knees and back complain more and it takes a little longer.  Today's weather was lovely...very cool.  Thanks, Rachel!!

{Post 1,171} Hair!

I am no hair wonder worker, but Rachel asked me to do her hair for a special banquet the youth group has at the end of the school year.

Here is the result.  The secret?  Lots of bobby pins and hair spray.

{Post 1,170} Shooting Stars x 20

Here are my 20 sawtooth star blocks.  The pattern name is Shooting Stars.  Next week will be so busy for me.  My dear b-friend, Julie, is sending me 2 black shirts.  I am going to wait for them to come before working on this any more.

We are traveling to FL from Tuesday through Thursday to attend my oldest son's college graduation.  Then we are hosting an open house on Friday night for him, a birthday party for my husband on Saturday, and Mother's day on Sunday.  

The shirt backgrounds are not that easy to see in this picture.  Stay tuned for more!!