Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I'm ready for Spring!


  Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

― Dalai Lama


While so many of my blogging friends are having to deal with snow and ice and winter....here in West Texas, we have been having some hints of spring........in fact I have been working in the back yard already......

I started removing the grass from the cracks in a stepping stone patio area because instead of growing in the cracks, the Bermuda grass had begun to completely cover the stones in several places.  I finished with all of the cracks last week and now just need to fill them with sand...........


I am also trying to get an Apricot tree planted in this same area but have learned that there are a few rocks to get through first........so, instead, I decided to sew!

My headboard has an area that has a wicker area which got torn about 20-something years ago when I moved into this house.  I loved the bed so I covered a thin piece of plywood and inserted it into the spot to cover the wicker.  I now have 3 different inserts which I change from time to time.  Last year I made one to go with my Little Apples quilt that I wasn't thrilled with so today I made this and covered over the one I didn't like.




 .....and here is how it looks with Little Apples Quilt.............So now the winter bedspread has been put away and I'm ready for Spring!  (Well.......the electric blanket might still be on the bed.....lol)

 and even my hyacinths have peeked their heads out with the warmer weather...........

................and I have some blooms on my dwarf  peach tree...................
 
Tomorrow I will get outside again and see if the water I've been dripping into the place where I want to plant the Apricot tree has helped soften the ground any so I can get back to digging..........and that's about it.......so Ta-Ta for now..........
 
 
 

7 good friend(s) left a comment:

sunny said...

Ahhh....Spring! Is there such a thing? Thanks for the flower pictures. Enjoy your planting and yardwork.

Hilachas said...

Awe. Your yard is going to be beautiful as always. I agree that sewing is a better idea than digging. Love, love how your headbord turned out. I've always loved that "Little Apples" quilt also.

Helen said...

Stunning headboard, I love it !

Mrs.Pickles said...

oh my I'm jealous!!

Missy Shay said...

What a great idea to do with that head board! It looks great!

Needled Mom said...

I love the insert you did for your bed. It really makes the quilt pop.

I hope the apricot is now thriving in it's new location and will soon be producing yummy apricots.

That bermuda grass really does take over if not kept in check. Those cracks are the perfect spot for it too.

Barb said...

Oh my stinking gosh, that head board is out of this world awesome!!!!!!!!