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