Friday, April 24, 2009

Another Gardening Day

Yay, I'm pretty much done!  We have a fairly large yard and hubby does a great job of maintaining it.  Lucky for me, he enjoys yard work.  But last year I laid claim to this tiny little area as my garden.  I planted a few perennials here last year  and most of them came back.  I added in a few more yesterday and today.

I also planted the topsy turvy today.  By the way, these are available for $9.99 at Walmart.

Here a view from below.
My only complaint is the color and pattern.  It looks a bit tacky hanging from the deck, but I'm looking forward to seeing how well it works.  I wonder if I could paint it... maybe some stripes?

I know you're sick of hearing about my garden!  Now for some quilt news.  Remember my Spring Break quilt?  When I sent it to Houston for the Celebrate Spring traveling exhibit, I had to option to get it appraised while it's gone.  Today I got the results of the appraisal.

I was VERY pleased with the results!  I'll never sell this quilt - it just wouldn't be right for my daughter (in a bathing suit!) to be hanging out on a stranger's wall.  I never sell sentimental pieces.  But, I'd never had a quilt appraised, so I had no idea what one of my art pieces would be worth.  I'd continue making these even if they weren't worth anything!  I mean, it's what I do.  And I love it.  But, this little bit of positive reinforcement gave me a real boost today!


Lisa A said...

OK. I had seen those hanging tomato plants and thought about getting one. May have to make a run to Wal-Mart!

Susan said...

My sister and I were just talking about those upside down tomato planters. I agree with you about the color...why couldn't you stitch a fabric tube (to match your patio furniture or whatever) and put elastic or a drawstring in each end to hold it in place?