Yesterday I felt like I had enough energy to start working on Garden Project "Front" again. I put the plants in, dragged the big bags with mulch into the front and I finally put up the japanese granite lantern.
the dirt is out
plants "red baron" are in - they suppose to turn red in July/August
followed by mulch
unpacking the lantern
and finally the granite lantern - boah those pieces were quite heavy
and still not done - I need some weired looking rocks and roots for the beds with the plant, cutting gras, paintjob at the grey-blue wall and the faucet needs to be taken off. So quite some work ahead.
Today I went to the craftmans store to check if they have anything I can use as an foot for the extension table. I´m good...... I found some screws ( I´m not sure what they are called exactly in english)
and they fit perfect............ have a look
Thats what I call saving, instead of buying the original foot at the Pfaff-store for $ 65 per pack (4 feet) I paid $ 1.75 for 4 of those screws and they wont break...........btw Marianne I got you some too.
Free motion quilting - oh boy - something I´m kinda scared off. I did some little things before like one key chain and the base of a thread collector and it looked anything else besides good and it was a looong time ago. But Marianne inspired me to start practising it again, she quilted her heart-quilt in free motion style and I loved it so much and I wanna quilt my birthdayblock-quilt this style too. What else can I do besides practising..........
I got an old bed sheet out of my grandmas stuff, layered it and started quilting - oh boy - I was right - it scares me and what it looks like is not even scaring...... it´s an nightmare......
.... for sure I wont be a free motion quilter .......
two bobbins later.......
three bobbins later........
I think, for 4 bobbins free motion quilting experience.... the last pic looks like I´m on the right way......... but still......its a small sheet and not my beloved big going to be quilt!!!!! I´m still scared........
The last couple of weeks I was working outside in the garden - the rose-bed, some bushes and a tree are gone. Two weekends ago I took out about 7 inch of dirt to replace it with mulch. I have also ordered one of those japanese lantern made out of granite and a kind of grass called "Red Baron" which suppose to be hardy(?). I still have to get the ok from the Doc - so I can start working in the garden again
This is just a part of the bed - it looks like a "u" and all together its about 9 yrds
This will be the place for the lantern - the blue-grey wall still needs to be painted
and here is the lantern..... blame me, not even unpacked - have to wait until I feel better
I was looking forward to go out to the Irish Pub on friday.....live music with Tim + Eddy...... but no, I wasnt feeling very well the whole week and of course it wasnt better on friday night. Later that night I got two "klicks" in my ears and by then I knew what I had...... middle ear infection on both sides. So saturday morning I went to the ER, the Doc agreed with my diagnose and gave me a prescription for antibiotics.
So I didnt do anything on the weekend - a bit of quilting.......
....strolling around the garden
and doing some dishes after BBQ - well at least the BBQ was great and the weather also. One thing I dont like at the moment I´m soo sensetive to noises and some hurt the ears.
Between all the gardening, job, horses and ice hockey I also managed a little bit of sewing. Nothing big - just a simple table runner which turned out kinda big so far - lol. The top is almost finished - almost I still have to sew on the borders on two sides. Here a little peek
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