Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Got the Phlox Planted Between the Raindrops

In fact, I spent a good two hours outside moving plants before the rain started to fall. When the first drops hit me, I quickly parked the wheelbarrow against the deck lattice and came inside to take a refreshing shower.

While in the shower I remembered my Felco pruners.....what did I do with them?
Dang! I left them on the ground.
There is no way I will leave them out there in the rain. As much as I hated to go out and get wet again, I had to grab my fluffy blue robe and head out to fetch the best pruners I have ever owned.

I wonder what the neighbors think seeing me in my robe at 2:00 p.m. Actually after living here for 21 years, they are probably used to it!

I knew it was going to rain, so I moved this heuchra to the entrance to this path. I just love it when I move plants just before it rains so I don't have to haul out the hose.
The heuchra used to be a couple of feet back and this year they grew too large for that space. Here is this area a few days ago when I decided the heuchra needed to be moved. Can you see them back by the third paver?
I removed a big chunk of the creeping phlox from each side and planted the heuchra. I like it so much better now. I also dug out the black-eyed Susans you see on the right side. I don't like them in that spot.

I woke up shortly after 4:00 a.m. today and decided to get up and work on my autumn leaf table runner.
The top was done at 5:39 a.m. I know it sounds insane to many of you, but I love mornings. I especially love them on the weekend when I don't have to get ready for work.
By 7:00 a.m. I had the runner completely done and on the table.

I think it turned out nice.

I also made two batches of sugar cookies which are sitting in the refrigerator waiting until I feel like rolling out the dough and cutting circles.

I recently ripped this pic out of a magazine
and I want to decorate sugar cookies to look like these. I am not that good at decorating cookies, but these look easy. We shall see. If they turn out, you will see a picture. :)


  1. The runner is beautiful, Zoey! You sure do get up early, I like rising early too but not that early..I need my sleep..
    Good for you that you got your plants moved just before the rain..that is the best water for them.
    Waiting to see the sugar cookies.

  2. That table runner is beautiful! I like the purple with the orange.
    I am not good at icing cookies or cakes. I usually stick to pies.
    If I want pretty cookies, I buy the loft cookies at Wal-Mart. LOL
    enjoy the rest of your day....

  3. Love your table!
    Been so long since I`ve been visiting. I`m going to try your chicken pot pie in crescents!


  4. Wow, you get a lot accomplished in the morning, I'm more of an afternoon worker myself. Your table runner looks pretty!


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