First, I am trying to change my blog layout and colors and am having a hard time with the choices offered on Blogger. I think I'll have to take time to do my own design...in the meantime, I love the flipcard dynamic view. It reminds me of the old game Concentration. What about you, reader? Do you like seeing the posts laid out like playing cards?
I am tackling a giant job in my yard. I want to cut back much of the borders-which are filled with 6-8 ft spiny and pokey plants. My yard is on a hill and part of the work has to be done while standing on a 6 ft wall...with a hard landing if a misstep happens. I've hired a young woman to help me and we are also hoping to get a pro crew in to do some heavy trimming on the trees. The young woman is one of my students from years ago...she is now serving an externship at JDH, the juvenile detention facility. She will do a good job and I know she needs the bucks! I love building relationships with students as I see them again as adults.
As I slowly work on this gigantic project, I want to keep my focus on the beauty that is already there. Like this cute container garden.
In other news, Theresa of Camp Runamuck visited me yesterday and we had a great time in the sewing cave. She helped me set up my serger and I actually serged!! What a cool machine. I know I'll love it but right now is not the best time to take on yet another project. Thanks Theresa, I promise to use it!! Besides that help, she brought me a belated gift bag filled with goodies. I turned 59 this year and it was the first time I wanted to ignore my birthday. Boy, was Theresa ticked that I didn't tell her I had a bday coming up. What a great friend :-)
a book, a journal, a lovely card,
the Scout and the Archer patterns
already printed out,
some beeyoutiful fabric with
?bees on it
~Thanks so much Theresa~
Finally, I will be traveling next week to see my family. My brother Pete was in the hospital last month with COPD and a heart problem, and now Paul just had a pacemaker put in. Both are doing well and I have gratitude for our access to medical care. Nevertheless, I am concerned and feeling a bit emotional. Off I go to the big city and perhaps I'll break my fabric fast while there.
|me and my big brother Paul|