12 April 2010
Another finish--He's a Flake
I finished this last night. I think this has been my favorite of the three LHN ornaments I've done so far. We're watching Life on the Discovery Channel and it's hard to stitch while watching this wonderful series, but I got it done. I did figure out that the backing fabric I bought will not work, but I have other fabric I can use, so I'm not worried.
It was a busy weekend. We headed over to Lowes for a new garage door to replace the one that broke--it literally broke. We have been needing one for a long time--we had to have a work-around since last spring, when one of the springs let go. I was home alone before work when it happened, and the house SHOOK. I thought, not quite logically, either someone shot the house, or there was an accident, but couldn't see any damage. Now I am just glad it didn't do that while anyone was in the garage, or even when the dogs were in there. We found this new one for a reasonable price, it's lighter and better insulated. The only thing is that it doesn't have windows, and I told DF that we need to have a light on when we put the dogs in the garage during the day, or their eyes will go bad. He said that was a good idea--I'm sure the savings because of the insulation will offset the cost of the light.
We also got some flowers. I have a planter on the front landing that we put pansies and things in. It cheers up that area, it's a splash of color, and it's something that I can say I contributed to the house. This was a rental house before HTB bought it, and he's not a flower man, so there are no flowers, just some trees and the ornamental grasses to give privacy for the dogs. I found some calla lilies in a peachy salmony color, which will look nice, so I planted those in my box. I told HTB I will get more flowers in a week or so, just to warn him, we shall have color! And I bought a lavendar plant. I miss having it, and, even if we don't stay at this house too long, I wanted some. It's just heavenly in the summer, when the sun warms it and releases the scent. I was so happy to find it, I was smelling the leaves; I am sure the neighbors now think I am crazy, huffing lavendar, but that's life! I wanted to find tomatoes, but they didn't have the upside down planters and I need those, so I'll hold off til I find them. We usually plant tomatoes in May anyway.
I even got my Mother's Day shopping done. They had a new series of yard decorations by Jim Shore, really cute stuff, from a bird bath to wind chimes to little stake things. My mom loves Jim Shore stuff, so I figured this was a good idea, and they were fairly reasonably priced. I know how popular his stuff is, and decided I better get the windchimes now, because they will NOT be there in a few weeks. DF wondered why I was buying windchimes; he seemed a bit better about it when I told him what it was for, but I'll have to find something just as nice for his mom.
We were a'planting and a'installing all afternoon. It was kinda nice. I'm excited to see what my lily bulbs turn into. I'm happy in a deep-down way that I have lavendar now. And so stoked about that darn garage door! I even cooked last night!
It was a very productive day!