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Hand quilting and enjoying the beauty around me :)

As I hand quilt I sit in my screened in porch and enjoy my back yard… I have shared it and have had positive feedback… let’s see how things are looking now ๐Ÿ™‚

ย The wandering jew are really growing in this wagon… here is a look from the other side too!

And the one that started with bits from the trash is THRIVING!

Even the one that didn’t want to grow is doing well with wet feet and plenty of sun since we moved it to the post ๐Ÿ™‚

ย that is our Carolina Jasmine finally taking off at the bottom and winding it’s way up the post… much fuller than my pics 2 weeks ago for sure!

The aloe that we moved to a corner of the yard to let it run and play is blooming again ๐Ÿ™‚

our big cactus corner…

a view from the side

the blooms are dripping nectar!

Their true colors ๐Ÿ™‚

ย As for the smaller cacti… they are flourishing in their newfound space.ย  The pot my honey made a couple years ago for me ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I weeded them this past weekend…

ย And watered them while my honey cleaned the hammock for use VERY soon!

ย My honey even made it a place to live when we aren’t using it with a pulley and leftover parts he had in the garage!ย  Doesn’t it loo nice here ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It is on the side of our storage building safe from falling leaves and more stains to clean! lol

All the while I am working on the quilt we will snuggle under this winter while no bugs are about to take away the enjoyment of the great outdoors ๐Ÿ™‚ย  in our own back yard!

Now I know you come here for crafting more than scenes of my backyard so check out this layer cake (10″ squares precut) that my daughter is gonna use to make her first quilt top out of over Christmas break… I think I am more excited than she is! lol

I am over 60% done with the final quilting design on the quilt on my table… I don’t use a hoop and am soon to finish this so I can start my first hand quilted project!ย  Yipee!!!ย  More to come on that!

Have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by!



Afternoon chats :)

I have a bff who lives far away… yesterday I missed her call… so today I am drinking from a coffee mug she made me last year ๐Ÿ™‚

Whilst next to me on the table is the quilt I am trudging through… soon I will hit the 50% done mark and it will go faster… but I have had other things going on and quilting hasn’t made the list in the last few days unfortunately ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Tomorrow I have no plans… Yipee!ย  My “emergencies” are over for now… dinner for tomorrow night needs to be bought but is decided and all is well ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Ahhhh… love that!

So I decided to share some updated pics from my back yard…

This is my honey’s fave viewpoint and I do love the nice rich green of the elephant ears ๐Ÿ™‚ย  This started as 2 small plants last winter.. these are only about 8 months old ๐Ÿ™‚ย  They get LOTS of rain when it does rain here so that keeps them happy with lots of morning light too.

To the left of them is purple queen.ย  It has cute pink blooms intermittently and has been fun to watch mature.

Across the back of our Florida room is more bedding areas with lots of purples and greens…

Up high are the wandering jew “callection” we have going… all 3 pots on the back of our Florida room are starts from the original (the one on the left) and the one in the middle are clippings my honey rescued from the garbage after my dd “trimmed” the plant ๐Ÿ™‚

We also have wandering jew here…

And my honey seems to be adding more cuttings that have rooted…

And now it looks like this!

The Roadmaster wagon was a Craigslist find for $20.00 and we have used it a LOT in our yard ๐Ÿ™‚

Now for that darn blooming aloe we put in the ground a few weeks ago… along with some lonely looking cactus friends.

Those crazy cactus were about 4″ tall when we got them at Lowe’s last spring… now they are each easily over a foot tall and all curvy!ย  lol

Last and definitely NOT least is our daisy… mixed with a little purple queen there on the left ๐Ÿ™‚

ย This daisy had one bloom on it when we looked at the house in December last year… small plant and small bloom but I loved it so my honey saved it and has transplanted it up in pots and is about to again!ย  But look at all the bloom heads on ONE leaf!

There are 4 bloom heads there!ย  It is full of upcoming blooms!ย  So excited…

Which makes me realize I should watch my Christmas cactus … it should bloom in a couple months !ย  Wonder if it is starting to have bloom heads on it???

Have a great rest of your week and thanks for stopping by!

More quilty posts to come… Cheers!