Wednesday, May 15, 2013

adding to my stash....

When my doll making buddy came to play .. she brought me two pieces she had found in her travels...















A few people are now on the lookout for bits of fabric that can be used in my new endeavours.... the piecing of wrapping cloths.   What fun I'm having with my latest crafting adventure... and thanks everybody for saving special bits of fabric for me when you find it.

In other news... the landscaper/fence building guys are still at it... the final step in our ongoing renovation that began in July.... well, with the exception of a few other things that are still not completed...

The easy way to dig a big hole for a tree....















Ooooops......















Oh, alright, in this case it didn't matter...and yes, they did actually know the pipes were there .... although, they did twist one of the solenoids in the box whizzing through and twisting the pipes in circles for a bit.  We moved the sidewalk and had new cement poured last year ..... all the pipes and heads had to be moved anyway.... however, we do want to re-use the solenoids and the fittings etc.... so hopefully it can be repaired or replaced pretty easily.

The sprinkler guy is coming today to re-route all the other heads and piping..... then, later today and tomorrow.. planting shrubs and some trees... bringing crushed rock for the non green areas ...and hopefully by Friday...sod!!  Woohoooo ...then it is supposed to rain for 3 days ....perfect !!

My little inside plant... this ancient, old Hoya.... bloomed this year.  It doesn't always.  And, it only has one peduncle, or little stalk, which is where the only cluster of blooms happens, time after time...I don't know why it does or what type of schedule it keeps...but, some springs/early summers.....all of a sudden, a cluster of blooms happens.  This morning I could smell it before I knew the blossoms had opened.  It has a very heavy honey scent... only in the early mornings and some evenings .....









7 comments:

Twiglet said...

Your additions to your stash are so pretty - I am sure they will work in beautifully. Looks like fun and games at your house again - hope it goes to plan. x Jo

Gwen Buchanan said...

That is quite a landscaping job.


Does your Hoya have sticky type honey dripping sap.

Catherine said...

So fun that your friends are finding pieces for you. Good luck with your new tree!
xo Catherine

Shashi Nayagam said...

That fabric looks so delicate. What are your planes for it?

BumbleVee said...

Yes Gwen...it does tend to drip a bit of honey from time to time...

frayedattheedge said...

I want that machine!!

Lin said...

Holy crud...you guys did the outside too?? You are some crazy folks. Well...it's lovely, I'm sure....but geez, that was some undertaking!