The beads are done!
I sort of forgot to post yesterday. I realized yesterday evening that I had not done a post but also realized that I didn't really have anything to post about. I'm doing quite a bit of yardwork with weed control and trimming shrubs
Unlike most of you real gardeners, when I say I'm "trimming shrubs" it means that once every 5 years or so I go and do this. These 2 boxwoods were so big that the foliage completely filled the back of the pickup truck. They will either live or not and, if not, I'll plant something else.
But I also have the sides of the guest house and garage that look really ratty like this and I'm trying to to be so brutal with them. That's what I'm working on now. So this just isn't anything I'm interested in blogging about daily.
There just isn't any sewing or quilting going on right now.
Because inside the house I've become fixated with finishing the beaded wall. The mess was getting out of hand and that means it's time to wrap it up. Late last night I finished be rest of the beads. Today I will start finishing off the background and I'm going to focus on it until it's done.
After this my goal is to finish the dye sink backsplash. I have tiles to do another section of the basement but I'm really trying to talk myself out of doing another section because I'm starting to look like a crazy person. Chris is not helping. I discussed it with him this morning and his response was "Yes, you will look like a crazy person but it looks a lot better than concrete block."
You probably won't hear from me tomorrow because I'll be in the basement listening to a book and filling in white tile.
4/4/2019 04:19:44 pm
Congratulations!! Finishing it and it looks terrific! And you designed it all yourself.
4/5/2019 08:46:03 am
Your wall is looking great Vicki, and I hope the book you are listening to is one that you won't want to put down, and before you know it, the wall will be finished.
4/5/2019 08:48:17 am
The beads look great. Have you considered painting a mural on the other section of wall? I am not sure of your skillset, but I really think you could do it. It would be faster than the mosaic work - and you can always paint over it OR do a mosaic on top of it if you hate it.
4/5/2019 08:54:52 am
Well, now we know where you are rated in Chris's mind - above what a concrete block wall looks like! LOL!!! The beaded wall area is looking so good so you go and get that background done so you can grout it! It is such a big job trying to keep bushes under control. You might have gone a bit overboard on the boxwoods. LOL!! I only have two mugo pines that I have to keep after; I don't have any other bushes. But there is the perimeter edging my one neighbor and the woods that are the real battle. I need to get out my little electric chain saw and cut down so stuff in the back before it starts to leaf out.
4/5/2019 11:27:28 am
Love your "cure it or kill it" pruning. I frequently do the same thing. Have some rhododendrons I need to do this to after they bloom.
4/5/2019 01:41:33 pm
I love your tile wall, it is so cool!! I don't think of you as a crazy person, rather you are very multitalented! I am so impressed by all that you do vicki. Keep up the good work, and don't worry about what others might think, you are YOU and that is all that matters!
4/5/2019 04:52:18 pm
The bad wall is looking great! You're almost finished - YAY! Such a good feeling when we reach the finish line.
4/6/2019 08:25:21 am
That is not gardening. That is yard maintenance and NO ONE like that. I hope you find the joy of gardening.
4/6/2019 10:33:39 am
Sounds like a fun day to me, white tiling and book listening. I painted my old studio a week or so before Cmas because I wanted to listen to a Connelly book, beginning to end without falling asleep! My old studio, now my withdrawing room, looks lovely in bright yellow.
4/8/2019 05:42:52 pm
Spring is filled with grunt work when it comes to the gardens - but so worth doing later on in the year. You must be so excited to see the wall coming to an end.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.