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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!

11 comments:

Annie said...

Sounds like a perfect spring weekend. Isn't it great when the weather cooperates!

Love you little ornie stitching. I agree.. that's the cutest in the series so far.

Elaine said...

Cute finish Rachel! Sounds like you have had a busy week-end.
I just love lavender too, my daughter has just finished stitching a small piece for her grandmothers birthday and we stuffed it with lavender last night...

The Redhead Riter said...

That title is funny. Yes, he is indeed a flake! You did great!

riona said...

I am envious ... I have had very few finishes so far this year ... only 8, I think. Goes with the territory when most of my stitching has been on BAPs ... progress is slow ... haven't finished one of the BAPs yet ... just a few little odds and ends: ornaments, small tuckaways, etc.

Glad you joined the Town Square SAL ... I look forward to seeing which chart you select to do first ... I think a lot of the fun in this SAL will be seeing who chooses to stitch what!

valerie said...

Cute finish Rachel!

Bette said...

Love your little flake finish! He's really cute. And I know what you mean about the sound that spring makes when it goes. I thought it was a small bomb going off when it happened to us.

Carol said...

He is so cute, Rachel--I hope to stitch this one some day, too.

Glad you found some flowers for your yard--I love lavender, too. Ours has mostly died out though, so I suppose I need to get some new this year, too.

Meari said...

Oops.... PS... Congrats on your finish. He's really cute!

Meari said...

How'd the install go?

CindyMae said...

Sounds like a nice and busy weekend! Love the finish!

Pumpkin said...

Adorable finish :o)

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