I was up before 5 a.m. (I like to get up extra early on the weekend). By 6:30 a.m. I was outside in a gentle rain removing grass from the rockwall garden. By gentle rain, I mean just an occasional couple of minutes of rain, then it would quit, then start up again........I don't mind working in a gentle warm rain. In fact I think it's much easier to dig weeds when the soil is wet.
I marveled at the fact that I was doing hard labor to remove grass with seed heads, yet I was thrilled to discover the seed heads on this blue oat grass:
and this blue fescue grass, 'Elijah Blue' (the one in my arbor garden has never thrown up seed heads):
DH just shook his head when he came out as he could not tell the difference between what I was removing and what I was thrilled to have blooming.
I also removed these colchium so I could plant them in my front garden where I can see them from my living room window.
I enjoyed the rest of the morning watching HGTV shows while picking the paper off my green star quilt that I showed you a few days ago. This quilt was made by a technique called "paper piecing" which means you sew right on paper. It's a great technique until the time comes to remove all of that paper!
It comes off easily, but it's a big mess, so I put a wastebasket and the vacuum cleaner next to where I sat. Every time I got up (5 times in a couple of hours), I ran the vacuum cleaner to pick up the tiny bits of paper that tend to get everywhere. As you can see, I only have the last border of paper to remove. I am thrilled about that!
I was also happy to find these two allium Christopherii growing on the messy neighbor side of my deck:
While I was removing paper, DH put the window AC in the bedroom, so that made me happy. I am also very happy that after six months of searching, I found the lost curtains for the family room window. I made them "custom" by inserting the burlap panels and am now able to pull them closed to keep the summer sun out of the family room.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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