Saturday, June 30, 2012

Day 284 of 365

Most of the bricks are down, just some of the bricks that need to be cut left.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Day 283 of 365

We started adding the bricks (the patio will be 20' x 28', with a 8' x 8' deck in the corner).

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 282 of 365

We spent the day taking turns guiding this "Wacker Packer" around, it is all level and packed now.  (My youngest son took the picture of me.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Day 281 of 365

6.5 cubic yards of gravel was delivered this morning. It took my two sons and myself about 70 wheelbarrow loads and almost 4 hours to move it to the backyard.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 279 of 365

The start of a new project - this time a lap quilt for a friend.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 278 of 365

Still working on the base for the patio (boys and their toys).

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 277 of 365

Today we removed all the grass where the new patio will be going.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 276 of 365

A bit of rain and warm weather and the garden has really taken off. We are just eating lettuce, radishes and onions so far, but it is wonderful.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 275 of 365

There is a family of Mourning Doves in our yard, and this is one of the two babies - they are miniature copies of their parents, and don't seem too afraid of us (this one was about an arms length away).

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 272 of 365

My son and I added a couple more feet to the width of this garden today and I panted another tree and some shrubs, just need to add some flowers in there now.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Day 271 of 365

Finished another little quilt.

Missed Day 269 of 365

I meant to post this picture on Friday, but the day got away (busy sewing and Skypeing during the Friday Night Sew In), and I forgot (thanks for letting me know Maxine).
We are looking after a dog for three weeks, and she keeps me company while I sew.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 270 of 365

The roses are doing really well this year - lots of buds.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 268 of 365

Sorry about the bad picture, I was peeking through the screen door to get a photo of a pair of robins feeding their two babies this morning. The babies are as big as the adults and followed them around, calling loudly for food.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 267 of 365

I am quilting my first non-family member quilt - a bit nerve racking. The fabric is from Africa.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 266 of 365

The tiniest of the baby bunnies in our yard (we think there are 3 baby bunnies along with the 3 adults)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 265 of 365

I started a new hand sewing project - 72 red hexagons, all different fabrics. It will end up being a little table mat.
100 days left - hard to believe.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 262 of 365

There are lots of monarch butterflies around this year, but this is a black swallowtail butterfly (he never stopped moving and it was hard to take a picture) - just beautiful.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 261 of 365

A baby robin left the nest - mom and dad were close by too.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 256 of 365

A hummingbird got caught in the garage today. He just kept trying to fly up and was in the garage for hours. We finally caught him in a net and released him outside - he just flew straight up until we couldn't see him anymore.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 255 of 365

We went for a little bike ride this evening.

Another quick picture - this is my SIL's condo that we helped paint a couple of weeks ago. We had picked the beige colour together and while we were painting I convinced her that she needed a pop of colour for the kitchen - it is a lovely, warm terracotta colour. Thank goodness she really likes it - I was worried at first.