Monday, June 6, 2011

Busy days, busy nights

That's exactly what it's been like lately.  I'm so tired, I don't know if I'm coming or going.  I went out to buy flowers for the porch one day, turned to look at the bushes that needed pruning, and decided to dig them all out... yep, all of them.  Why oh why do I do this to myself??  I knew from the beginning it was going to be a big job. I had that black plastic edging around the whole house. It served its purpose for a number of years. Then it started to lift and separate. Time for it to come out too. I hadn't mulched in the last 2 years, so it was down to the bare ground also. The weeds on the sides of the house were horrendous.  I found replacements for what I took out. No prickly branches (a plus), nothing huge (another plus).  Ordered the mulch and had it delivered. Didn't want to plant the stuff and not have mulch to put around it right away. Well, to make a long story short, I finished the front completely, and moved to the side of the house. Yesterday I worked  till it was dark and finished the corner of the house and half of the side of the house. Removing all those weeds and those dang vines that are impossible to kill is a nightmare. I will have to keep up with spraying on a daily/weekly basis to try and kill them off for good. Something tells me it's a never ending battle.  Tonight I worked on the other half of that side. The part that was the worst.  I'm achy and tired. Could not wait to take a shower.   Tomorrow I'm headed out to pick up just  a few perrenials. I don't need much. I don't like a lot of stuff , so I keep it very simple.  It will be another long day tomorrow if the weather holds up.

I have not posted in a while, one being the outside work, and the other is that my son changed my whole computer around. I no longer have one program, but another. And I tried and tried to get the pictures saved, and it gave me nothing but a headache. I don't like the way it is set up, so I will have to talk to him to see if I can get the way it used to be. I eventually got just a few on here.   So busy, not much to share.

Here is Pat's rug that she brought to the hook in 2 weeks ago.  Can't believe it's been that long since I posted. Told you I was busy!!  Isn't her rug wonderful?  She was whipping it that day. I'm sure it's all done by now, and she has started something else.

This past Thursday, it was a very quiet day at Grantstreet.  There were only a few people that showed up.  Linda and I were acting pretty goofy to pass some time.  Now I know Linda has a fettish for shoes, but this was a bit much, don't you think??    Actually they are ashtrays.  Linda draped her pant legs over the ashtray part.  We got a good laugh out of them.  They still creep me out!!

There was a big UH OH that happened as well.  I was talking to Sherri who came later in the evening and my fan stopped working. Poor Sherri, I think she thought I blamed it on her lol. I tried to get it back together, but didn't want to make more of a mess, so I put it all in a baggie and took it home to my hubby.

The man can work miracles :) !!!!!  I told him, "I don't care if you have to duct tape it back together, just get it to work!!".  And he did :)  It no longer stays on by itself, I have to hold it, but that's just fine with me. My hot flashes are being taken care of!

Joanne couldn't make it last week, and she had left her frame at the shop.  Had to make it feel like she was there..........  (it's waiting for you Joanne, I kept Linda from selling it lol)

One good thing that happened at the hook in, was that I finished hooking my Horse rug.  I am pleased with it. I will be whipping it at the hook in this week.  No time to do it while working outside.  Rather than a border, I am just going to whip it in the antique black that is in the center. I just wanted a frame around it.

So that is it for this week.  I'm hoping we have a good turnout at Grantstreet this week so I can share more with you.   This weekend I'm hoping to finish up the yard work completely. And I'm not even thinking about the staining of the deck yet!!   Why my husband made it two levels, I have NO idea lol. 
Have a Wonderful week everyone!


Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

My you sound like you have been busy and I know how you feel about those flowerbeds. I've been battling with mine....the simpler the better. I'm going to be going around with a bottle of round~up battling all that grass that keeps poking back up.
Those "shoes" are scary :)
Hope you get some rest.

weaverpat said...

Yuck, I hate yardwork and so does Zip (except for riding the mower!) Our weeds can testify! You are sooo ambitious to tackle all that planting and mulching. And yanking out bushes! Whew!!!
Your horse rug is lovely! Beautiful primitive colors and perfect hooking.
Can't wait to see what you do next.

moosecraft said...

You're very busy enjoying Summertime! Good going on all those shrubs and landscaping. I think you got all of it set just before the huge heatwave comes in tomorrow! Your horse rug hooked up beautifully!!!! Joanne's chair and frame look awfully lonely without her!!!! And yah...t those animal feet are quite disturbing!

Anonymous said...

I like your horse rug! Congrats on finishing it! Pats rug is awesome is that a pattern she sells? The background is inspiring me for a light blue. And i was literally laughing outloud at the broken fan...poor sherri she probably needs a hug after that! Cant wait to the hook in at GRANT STREET this thursday!

Beth said...

wow Kathy... that is a job you took on the yard.. the older I get the harder the digging and and pulling get!! I dug up a new small garden area (taking grass out) and that about killed me>>!!LOL!! your rug is great and Pats is awesome as usual!! Good luck finishing up!! Michael has a soccer game this thursday.. and we share the Im hoping to work something out so I can go to grantstreet!! Miss you guys!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Keep at that yard work Kathy! Sounds like you have a good handle on it now and I bet it feels good. I keep my flowers pretty simple too. Love how your double horse rug came out. So soft and old looking. Pat's rug is beautiful too!

TeresaM said...

Love love love Pat's rug!!! Really like that shaded of blue! Your horse mat is so cute too Kathy!

Joanne said...

Ahh thanks for thinking of me and keeping a reservation open! I'm happy George was able to save your little fan - I can image what you were like when it broke...poor sherri!

Courtney said...

You are ambitious with all that gardening! But I know that once you start the big projects, there's no going back! I love your horse rug. I came out beautifully!

Julia said...

Oh those hooves ashtrays in pant legs are too funny. I would be interested to see the ashtrays without the pant legs just for curiosity.

Gardening can be pretty intense at this time of year, I don't mind hard physical work but I hate the mosquitos and black flies and those midgets or no-se-em.

I love hpw your horse rug turned out. Very nice colors. JB

Anonymous said...

Kathy - I wanted to stop in and say hi and to say Congratulations. I know your daughter graduates this weekend. I tell you I am having such a hard time letting go. I didn't realize how difficult this time would be. It's hard to see how your little girl turns into this young lady and is independent and strong. I know it is a good thing but I am NOT ready!! :(