It’s really great to see a little bit of sunshine today. There has been far too much rain here in Oregon lately. My brother (bless him) mowed my lawn while I was away at MQX and the grass is already growing out of control again. I’m getting that “kill the grass and turn it all to bark mulch” desire again! Actually, I’d love to make a nice English Country Garden out of the front yard. Lots of tall beautiful perennials waving in the breeze. I’m a fan of snapdragons, sunflowers, monkshood, foxglove, delphinium, cardinal lobelia, cone flowers, and lots and lots of roses. As long as you can keep them watered and keep the weeds down, they are so much easier to care for than a lawn. If I had the time to get out there and plot out the beds and lay the irrigation tubing, I’d do it, but I think it may have to wait a year or two.
I’m off to a start on my Creativity Challenge for MQX 2010. I’ve got the pieces all traced out and stapled to layers of applique’ paper (from Purple Daisiesllc.com). I’ll get all the little pieces cut out tonight and then I’ll begin making the flowers and other motifs from a selection of lovely silk/cotton blends that I’ve had in my stash for a while. I do promise to use some of my least favorite colors. These would be the intensely warm colors of yellow, orange, etc. I’m basically a cool color gal – greens, purples, magentas, maybe a little red (on the warmer side I guess), with a little bit of blue thrown in. We’ll see if I can warm up with a bit of yellow, gold and orange!
Hope you’re all off to a good day. Spring is coming!