Wednesday, August 24, 2011
365 Project: Week 32
This week was very fulfilling as far as projects go - We finally got some plants put into the flower bed around the front and side of our house! Although they seem a little sparce now, we're hoping by the time spring rolls around next year, they will all be more full! Our ground here in our yard is nothing but sand and rock-hard clay (due to this being a newer sub-division and the overall lack of rain...), so planting anything is no easy task. We had to fill in around each plant with 'organic matter' :) and fill the bed itself with topsoil and we'll have to water like crazy for the next couple of months until it freezes (say a prayer that all the plants can tough out the winter!) Here are a few highlights from our day:
We also finally got our 'headboard alternative' hung up above our bed this week and although I really like it, it still seems to be missing something. I think it may be that the color of the fabric is close to the wall color, or maybe it's more narrow than I thought it would be... I'm not really sure. I think maybe I want to add an accent fabric somehow or maybe hang some sort of embellishments from the rod at the head of the bed. If you have any ideas, please feel free to share as I'll be pondering this for a while!
I was really happy with my quilt progress this week - I finished my first 'mini-quilt' (the top is shown above) I even got it 'quilted' later in the week, although haven't gotten any finished versions of that yet. I've been trying to devote a little time to it every day and learning all that I can - from my successes AND my mistakes! Now that I'm getting the hang of how it works, I'm excited to go bigger! Wish me luck!
The weather has been so beautiful this week! Justin and I even had an impromptu date at Whyte Horse Winery in Monticello where we sampled many different types of wine made from Indiana-native grapes! (The 'Black Beauty' wine was like heaven in a glass!!)
I hope your week has been great! I've been working quite a few long days this week, but we're having more family come to visit this weekend! Cheers!