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Monday, June 13, 2011

I never realized...


I never realized how rewarding gardening could be.  I spent the whole day Saturday landscaping with my husband and younger son.  They primarily worked on spreading mulch under the revamped pool deck and perennial flower beds. I worked on the flower beds and planted 8 good-sized pots of annual flowers.  I have never had much of a green thumb, but the gardens look great.  One perennial garden is in its second year, the other in its third.   It was such a good feeling when I was done to stand back and look at what had been accomplished-especially by someone who had insisted she couldn't do it! 


Another finished project was yet another item from One Yard Wonders.  Pictured is my rendition of the scrunchie bag.  It turned out so great.  I actually will use it as a purse.  It is lined and sturdy and closes securely yet it will hold quite a bit.  I found the fabric first at JoAnn and fell in love with it and it went from there.  I found the ribbon with cherries on it and knew what I wanted to make.  Every time I think I will move on from that book, I find another project to make and it pulls me back in!  I found a cute sewing/garden apron in there I might make next. Also, there is a baby blanket made with striped fabric you cut to make spliced blocks.  Who knows if I will be able to step away from the book and head somewhere else!                                                                                                                         

I have wanted to continue my walking but I have contracted a very painful plantar fascitis or a bone spur on my heel.  I am not sure which it is but wowza does it ever hurt.  The timing is not great.  After doing a Cancer Walk Thursday at my school with my students and being on my feet all day Saturday, I was a hurting unit.  My chiropractor gave me some exercises to do and advised me to take it a little easy for a while.   I can't really take it easy but I am doing the exercises and I am limiting my footwear  to some with a little support.  I may result to wearing my good sneakers all the time but that is the last resort.  Fashionable footwear is VERY important to me and I will have a hard time with wearing sneakers with cute capris to work, but it may come to that! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Take care.   Nancy                                                                   

18 comments:

  1. Hi Nancy. Welcome to the wonderful world of gardening! Just wait to see the plants revive each spring giving you hope, flowers in summer to make you smile, etc. It's nearly as obsessive as quilting AND a great way to get a little sun :)

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  2. I have such a black thumb. Hoping yours goes better than mine!!

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  3. i love when the fruits of my gardening labor pays off. i stink at gardening, i really do, and i hate it. but i love for my yard and flowerbeds to look nice, so what's a girl to do. i guess a girl can hire a gardener, lol, but not this girl!

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  4. Very nice. I love gardening!

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  5. Love the bag - and what a lovely tidy garden bed!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow, your garden looks so neat and organized! :-) Like the bag too!

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  7. I saw you on My Girlish Whims and wanted to invite you to my new link party. Last week we had over 300 links, it was so much fun. It will run every Friday evening through Sunday. Hope to see you there. You can find the party button now on the blog if you want it for a reminder. http://www.bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blgospot.com/
    I am even going to have a special give away just for linkers this week.

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  8. Your blog is so cute!! I will definitely be following you!! :) and will be watching your blog to learn some new things!! I would love it if would check out my blog and follow me back also!!
    -Brooke
    For-The-Luv-Of.blogspot.com

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  9. I found you on Thrilling Thursday Linky Party. I didn’t join since I haven’t created anything but I had to check out the projects everyone else did. Creative people inspire me so I am now following you. I love to play in the garden. I don't know if I'm good at it, but I sure try. Mickey sure is a cute cat. I hope you will follow me back http://talesfrommyjournal.blogspot.com I can be found in facebook too http://www.facebook.com/DeniseMartin.LillaRose and twitter @DeniseLillaRose If you like/follow me there I will do the same for you. When you stop by my blog, please check out my kind of fashion (hair jewelry).

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  10. I love that bag! I just ordered that book this week and cannot wait for it to get here!!
    Awesome!
    Jenni
    kissedbyafrog.blogspot.com

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  11. Great bag--and garden! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  12. Nancy, your gardens look great. I am hoping the rain we got last night will make weeding my perennial garden easier so I can get the pile of mulch off my driveway! I will have to check out that book you mentioned. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. good job - your garden plants look so healthy and they're good for the earth. Looks like you have a green thumb to me :)

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  14. Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  15. this looks really great. We need to do some work in our yard...! Thanks for linking this to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

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  16. I am not much of a gardener, but I love when I have the time to get out in the yard with my son, planting, my son digging up everything I just planted and replanting them. Thanks so much for linking up.
    Crystal
    www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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  17. Cute bag! Thanks for linking @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

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