Friday, March 23, 2012

Fun For Friday - Playing in the Dirt

My mother used to say "it's a beautiful day.  Go outside and play!"  so I did.

I love pansies and every year I make an effort to get some planted and potted up.  I do this before I start the yard clean up.  I find doing a little beautification first, helps with the later.

Here is a new pot I got at Home Depot.  I really looks copper from a distance.

I use these window box liners on my stone walls by the back gate.  Look at coco waiting patiently for me, what a good pup.

All yellow pot - I love these mini daffodils.

I think blue pansies are my favorite.

Here is a redo that started last fall.  I had Andrew pull out the ground cover that was in this bed.   I intend to plant it with annuals.  It is a tough spot, dry and shady.


After.  I suppose I should endeavor to take the photo from the same spot, for maximum effect.  As my dear friend Mary B. would say "that's a nice improvement".

I even played with my wagon, a real back saver.

The herb garden loved the mild winter.

I was so delighted to see this primrose that Pauline gave me last spring.  "Hello gorgeous."

I'm off to a guild quilting retreat this weekend on the Delaware River at the Shawnee Inn.

I'll be working on 2 red and white projects (among other things),  which prompted this last bit of fun.  I turned these:

Into these:

I think these are great retreat treats for the following reasons:
60 calories
zero fat
no sticky fingers
hard crunchy outside
sweet chewy inside
"How many licks does it take to reach the center of a totsie roll pop? The world may never know".

And finally, I had Mr. Random Number Generator choose a number for the Lancaster CD giveaway at it is:
#31 which is Regan of Floating on a Quilted Cloud.
Congrats.  Send me your address and I'll mail it out first thing Monday.

Whatever you find yourself doing this weekend I hope you make it FUN!


  1. Your pansies are very inspiring, I am buying some today.
    Have a great time on your retreat...we are getting rain all weekend, you too? Perfect sewing weather!!

  2. Your new pots and little garden spot look great. Enjoy your quilting retreat.

  3. It is so nice to see spring somewhere!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. love your retreat treats~!
    and the spring flower show makes me feel ancy to get outside and see what may be happening in my garden.


    p.s. i have rock wall envy . . .

  5. All those pics of Spring are so beautiful, Barb! And that little spot by the steps is awesome! What a nice improvement! Well done!

    And thanks! I can't believe I won! I can't wait to see what's on that dvd! Woohoo! Thanks a bunch!

  6. Pretty flowers!
    I absolutely love playing in my garden getting filthy... getting clean afterwards feels extra good!

  7. Your spring gardens are looking lovely. Have a fun weekend. I'll be doing Some digging myself tomorrow.

  8. Congrats to Regan!
    Pretty flowers, fun treats, happy coco -
    all is well! Enjoy your retreat.

  9. Oh, your flowers are all so beautiful! What a great transformation on that little plot. I almost fell over when I went outside the other day -- like yours, my herbs loved the mild winter -- even my parsley survived -- PARSLEY! That never happens -- I'm so excited! I think I might have a wagon in the attic -- I need to go get it -- what a brilliant idea to use it in the garden! Have a great time at your retreat!

  10. You are bound to have a great weekend - a quilting retreat, sweet treats wrapped in red/white fabric and knowing you have a wonderful start to the gardening season with those beautiful pansies and daffodils...
    You have made me anxious to get to our greenhouses when they open soon.

  11. I hope you're having loads of fun, the garden is looking spiffy. I love the pansies planted with daffodils.

  12. How wonderful to see your spring garden!
    BTW Congratulations on your quilt show win!!!
    Have a fabulous weekend. Hugs


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