3/8/10

My World - or where I've been


Making the most of a rare sunny 74 degree day on Saturday, the Hubster & I spent all day gardening and tidying ready for spring. He did the digging and I did the raking, great teamwork.


28 bags of leaves and Cottonwood tree scraps later, with some very worthwhile paid help from the neighbours children, things looked alot better.


This bed was full of Canna Lilies, but the Hubster dug them all out (no mean feat!) and we replanted it with evergreen shrubs, Photinia a fave of mine. The Hubster also relocated a number of other established shrubs to preferred locations around the garden.


Then it was onto the christmas lights, unlike last year, we avoided being the neighbourhood 'rednecks' and got them down before May!


It was now Sunday afternoon & the Hubster was in need of an attitude adjustment!


And all my other time since last Wednesday has been spent working on my Christmas quilt. These are the first 2 blocks, the top one after the appliques have just been applied. And beneath is the finished block, with hand embroidery and accessories all completed. It's a block-a-month and the finished quilt will be King size, so there's a long way to go yet!

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20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I love a man with an attitude! What a hoot! You both got a lot done and looks as though you're ready for a new season! Love your photos as always, Sarah! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Sounds like a good and productive day. I spent Saturday and Sunday working on clearing out my garden so sounds familiar. The Christmas quilt will be beautiful, I'm sure.

Stine in Ontario said...

74 degrees! Sounds like summer to me. :) Good for you for taking down all those Christmas lights. You would NOT believe how many are still up here in Ontario!

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JOE TODD said...

Why is it "gals" think "Hubsters"need attitude adjustments???? LOL.. We still have snow on the ground so can't start yard clean up.. Does that sound like an excuse...

Daryl said...

Did you say 'honey, smile' .. LOL ... you got a lot done, I am exhausted just reading about it.

J Bar said...

Interesting stuff.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

imac said...

Gee, all this talk of Christmas and lights, I wonder if I could but some pressies on the cheap, this time of the year.lol

Great work in the garden.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Great job !
It also reached 73 degrees here today, it renewes your spirit doesn't it ?
The Christmas quilt is coming along nicely, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

You got a lot accomplished! I need to get out and do a major yard clean-up myself.

Love the quilt. Keep us posted on your progress.

Pam said...

I love the cana lilies but understand they can be overwhelming. We had a photinia hedge at one time, looked great but a lot of work (for John). That's the thing about flowerbeds; once you dig them, gotta maintain them! LOL

Sherri said...

Sarah you yard looks mah-ve-lous dahling! I love your Christmas quilt block too-what a lot of work but well worth it! I have quilted before so I know how much time you put into that block!

Peggy said...

Wow, thats a lot of bags . You guys are sure motivated!
Nice feeling to have all that done before you're ready to plant!
My hubster did a little yard cleanup. this past weekend . It was still chilly here in Illinois!
Have a great week ahead!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Spring fever time!

We got our lights down before you guys, this year.

Arija said...

Seems like the spring is in your step and you are all go, go, go. You certainly got a lot done.

Randi said...

Looks like a perfect day out in the garden. I hope the snow will disappear soon!

midwesttomidlands said...

Looks like you have some nice weather in Okie. You are multi-seasonal at your household, cleaning up after fall/winter, getting ready for spring/summer and some Christmas past and future. I'm sure you are enjoying your backyard.

LadyFi said...

How refreshing to be able to spend the whole day in the garden. Like your quilt in progress too!

North West London Girl said...

What a fantastic gardening job. I'm very impressed and please send some warmth over here, we're getting desperate now xx

Andree said...

That's a lot of work! It must be quite a culture shock to go from England to Oklahoma!