May 25, 2009

Now, Where was I?

Today I did many of the chores I skipped yesterday. Boring. I did get the flowers planted in the gravesite-looking garden bed: yarrow (bright yellow and paprika), peonies, shasta daisies, liriope and some others. All are perennials for bright sun, and I stuck with a palette of yellows with some reds and white sprinkled in, which is the good thing about starting from scratch--you don't have to work around something that someone else planted. Our plan is to add another segment each year--10-15 feet at a time--we have a very long fenceline. I'll show pictures of the finished bed in a few weeks--I need a few more plants, and it's pretty raw-looking now.

Here's where I left off on 1763 at 11 p.m. last night. I worked on it for a couple of hours after dinner.

And then I picked it up a bit this afternoon when I was through in the garden:

I won't be able to make much progress over the next few days, since school starts this week. I think I need to take some vacation days, but I'll wait to see how bad the assignments will be. I'm taking a required management course and cost accounting this semester.
Here's Pink, offering me some help on my homework:

I hope your Memorial Day was good!

22 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh I love that picture of Pink - your homework is delicious!

Say, the band sampler is looking really good - I think I may have to get it!

Margaret said...

I love your WIP! And Pink is so cute helping you with your homework. :D

Daffycat said...

Yummy homework...I think Pink likes school!

Oh, I love Shasta daisies! I saw yesterday mine were in full bloom. They are so cheerful!

grace said...

I can't wait to see your garden bed! Reading about it is getting me motivated to start opening my seed packets! :)
The sampler is coming along beautifully! And I must add Pink is such a cutie!

minpinmom said...

I see Pink is very good at the paperwork! Your flowers sound lovely! I just know they will be. And as always the stitching is oh so lovely.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Tyler and Sydney eat a bit of Yarrow, now and then. It is actually quite medicinal, Native herbal traditions consider it quite powerful for fevers and externally the dried powdered herb stops bleeding.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Pink chewing on the assignment .. subtracting a few numbers from the cost accounting too ...

Looking forward to the garden view ... stuff ought to be about to grow like mad there now ... getting warm?

bunnygirl said...

Pink is very helpful. He'll come in handy as an office paper shredder someday.

mainely stitching said...

LOVING your current WIP. Gorgeous!

And I'm totally in agreement with Pink regarding homework!

Vonna said...

Do you think you can tell the professor, "My bunny ate my homework?" :)

Brigitte said...

Nice progress on that border.
Being a teacher I have already heard everything. Well, nearly everything. "My bunny has eaten my homework" is rather new to me, lol.

Tammy said...

Nice progress on your sampler--beautiful colors! And I can hear you right now...."Uh, my bunny ate my homework!" :P

Kellie said...

You can tell your teacher that your rabbit ate your homework. I doubt they have heard that one before. :)
Your sampler is gorgeous! You have really made a lot of progress quickly. Hope you have a good start back to classes.

Deb said...

Love your picture of Pink! And also love your sampler.

Kit said...

1763 is coming along beautifully. Pink is so cute, and helpful;) I look forward to your garden pics.

Siobhan said...

Pink is adorable!!

Great progress on the band sampler. It gets more tempting each photo that I see!

The Scarlett House said...

Hey Glenna, I think your new camera is taking great shots. I could see a difference on the sampler comparison. I wish I lived near you, I'd take that photography class with you. My pics leave a lot to be desired, but I'm so not a gadget person. I hate settings.
Good luck with your classes.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love your WIP - it's really looking great. Yep, a bunny eating your homework is much more believable than the dog ate it! Good luck with your classes!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Cadbury is on the loose if you want to pick him up....

thefluffies said...

Pink is really helpful!

Tanya said...

Could I borrow Pink to help with my homework?? Loved seeing your progress.

MyLifesAStitch said...

1763 is looking great! I really love reading the posts of all you speed stitchers - it makes me feel like I'm making more progress on my charts than I actually am, lol!! Good luck witht eh new school session... is this one of those compressed into 6 weeks summer courses? I took a couple of those about 10 years ago... what a killer they were!