Spring has finally, finally come to central Pennsylvania! ( Although I should be careful what I say because I just heard this morning that our temps will dip down into freezing temps on Sunday night…sigh….
Well, we at least have had some nicer, warmer temperatures, and the sun has been shining quite a lot! ( Not today ofcourse, when I took my camera outside to take pics for this post!~you will notice the raindrops on the lens in a few photos).
I really wasn’t going to write a blog post this week, because I didn’t have a productive quilting week at all. With the weather nicening up and all, I have been heading outside as much as possible and “mucking around” in the yard! My little Peter Rabbit garden is starting to take shape. I purchased a few hardy plants ( fingers crossed that they are, in fact, hardy) and have been clearing out grass and weeds to make little beds here and there.
I have been recycling found items to make my beds. I want this to look very English and cottagey and hope that using what I find in the yard will add the right touch. I’m envisioning curvy paths in between flowers and veggies, and have been happily puttering away creating new planting beds. I was excited to find some Peonies popping up behind ( and beside, and probably under) our shed! I transplanted one big clump and so far they are looking good!
I also used some wrought iron decorations that used to be on the sun porch and am using them as a backdrop for what will be my little Sweet Pea area. If you have never grown Sweet Peas, they are beautiful, climbing plants that get colorful and very fragrant flowers. I have never successfully grown them, and don’t know if they will like the wet, damp weather we get here, but gardening is a sport, so I will give them a try. 🙂
We planted a few new trees and bushes in our yard. The front yard is quite long and , aside from some BIG Red Maples, there is not a whole lot of interesting stuff going on. So we planted a few different varieties of trees and bushes, both for some privacy and to attract birds.
We inherited a few Dogwood trees and I love them! Unfortunately most of the blooms are located high up so we are hoping we can trim them after blooming to correct that habit!
The view from our bedroom window is lovely though, because we really get to enjoy those high blooms there:
Our sun porch is a great little spot and we have already enjoyed a few suppers out there.
Our youngest especially enjoys that rope seat out there! I think all it needs now is a few potted plants, some nice cushions, and some cuddly quilts! And speaking of quilts, I did manage to sew the binding on the little one that I used for a sample in my Quilt As You Go series, AND finished quilting the Oh My Stars quilt, which now just needs the binding sewn on.
I have also tweaked a few pieces of furniture in my quilt room and now have a cosy little spot for sitting and hand quilting or reading!
I am so very happy with all the little cosy ( and hopefully inviting) spaces in our home! And that brings me to my final share…I picked up this sign last year, right after we bought the house and I was envisioning what I wanted our sun porch to look like:
So, so true!
Until next time~ happy creating!