Thursday, March 30, 2017

New Projects and Yard

Sonny liked the mosaic deer head so much that I'm now working on the second one. This one will be done in cobalt blue with mirror pieces for the cross and a star. I am about finished gluing the glass and then it will have to dry for several days before grouting. 

In the meantime, we have finished putting down black plastic in the walking rows of the iris bed and we covered that over with oak bark mulch.
We have bud already. 
Our tulips we planted over 10 years ago have had a good bloom this year. It is amazing since we had such a mild winter.

Our redbuds have been outstanding this year as well.
My wild thrillium I transplanted years ago have been blooming. I found out they are an endangered wild flower so I'm glad I saved it when we cleared the back yard.
We bought a chicken coop last week at Atwoods. They had them marked down. Funny thing is when we got home, we realized they had given us the more expensive one for the one that was on sale..Our local farm and ranch store has baby chicks for sale so we hope to get up there this afternoon or tomorrow and get 6 pullets. We are putting the coop in our back yard which is fenced off.
This is what it looks like but ours is painted grey with a red door. We got it cheaper than what Sonny could have built it for. 

I'm making another attempt at putting together the star quilt top I started years ago. I had to rip it out some to redo as had sewn by machine and should have sewn by hand. But at least I'm starting it again. 

I have fallen in love with Tim Holtz sizzix dies of the small houses. I found the basic house at Hobby Lobby a week ago and used my 40% off coupon and bought it. Hobby Lobby also had their scrapbooking papers on sale so bought some card stock and some wood patterned papers. I used Modge Podge and glued the paper to the stiffer card stock and finally cut my first houses. I can get 2 cuts from one of the large pages so will be able to get 2 houses from each one. Glue them together is a pain. But think I will like them once they are done. 

I'm now in love with his city landscape dies.
And as always...

1 comment:

  1. I have finally gotten back to being able to read my favourite blogs. So, am back :D Nice that you got that chicken coup at a great price. Can't wait to see pictures. And I love the house. I need to get busy like you. ;)