It's been a busy week, and a beautiful one here, too! But now it's Friday, and not only Friday, but the beginning of a holiday weekend in the States - and that's a big whoop whoop all on its own! So now it's time for us all to get our whoop whoop on. I hope you're ready - let's get started!
As I said, it's been busy around here! The temperature skyrocketed this week, and as usually happens, that's when I found out that the AC upstairs in my studio was NOT working. That made me change my sewing plans for gardening (early in the morning, obviously!) so I headed to the plant nursery in search of a big, bad, thorny rose bush that the bunnies wouldn't find tasty. And boy did I find one!
Look at that beautiful bush! So many buds on it, too - it should really explode with color very soon. Here's a close-up picture of the roses...
The rose is called Lady in Red and the roses really look like a flamenco dancer's skirt - gorgeous ruffly deep red petals. I'm so happy I found this one!
I also found a couple of gorgeous lilies to add to the front planter for a pop of color!
And then in the backyard, under the bird/squirrel feeders, I added a couple of butterfly bushes that I picked up at the farmer's market on the square in Murfreesboro. They seemed like well-established bushes and cost about half of what they were priced everywhere else! Keep your fingers crossed that I can't kill them off....
I also planted the hydrangea that my daughter and her family gave me for Mother's Day in that planter. I love sitting out on the back porch and watching the birds and seeing all the beautiful plants growing!
I got a new weed puller, too - this handy dandy gadget pops dandelions right out of the ground, root and all, and doesn't require me to bend over or get down on hands and knees to get them out! I'm going to have so much fun pulling all those boogers out!
And I did get one quilt on (and off) the frame this week - a very large "family" quilt that will go to a couple whose son was killed in a motorcycle crash last weekend.
Oh, and here's one more thing we can all whoop about - if you need to ship quilts or other donations to Little Lambs Foundation of Utah, you can go to GiveBackBox.com (there's a link in last Sunday's post) and use the promotional code MAY to get a second label for 50% off! The offer is good until 5/31, so get your labels quick!
A very busy week, and one I feel really good about....
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!