This week we had some much needed rain for 2 days.
The first day of rain measured about 7 cm or 70 mm. The gardens loved it. The second day of rain wasn’t so heavy. On Friday we had a terrific thunder storm which lasted about 15 minutes and there was at least 1 cm or 10 mm more.
The flowers loved the rain and the yellow loosestrife and daisies started blooming.
Next to start blooming were the evening primrose, stringy stonecrop, feverfew.
The Egyptian Walking Onions are beginning to form the topsets.
The roses, which had a really hard prune about two years ago when we had new siding put in are blooming this year. This rose bush was here when we moved in 37 years ago.
The honeysuckle garden in the rain. Looks like the two visitors having tea are sheltered under the branches.
The fence garden by the shed loved the rain. The bird bath even got filled with rain water.
Unfortunately the peonies don’t survive rain storms and I had to go out and cut them all back after the rain had finished.
One of the repair jobs this week involved some slow stitching on a mini plant poke flad.
It was originally a little blue flag with two motifs on in. Over the years the blue background suffered from material fatigue. Until finally the top part broke away from the little holder.
I took it apart, measured another piece of material, and decided to sew the motifs on each side of the double sided piece of fabric. I used fine fishing line to hand stitch the motifs on.
Then it took some slow and careful stitching on the sewing machine to get it attached.
For now it is in the pot on the corner of the deck. I have a tendency to move things around so I don’t know where it will end up. In this picture you can also see the watering can I re-painted and one of the trillium rocks.
Other garden flags I’ve made:
I’ve got a thing for rocks, either painted or left plain.
This is the rock orb that I made by joining 2 hanging baskets together and filling with rocks. The photos above were taken a couple of years ago.
Embroidery has been slow this week. The rainy weather really affects my arthritis so working for any length of time is hard. I also had a busy week with a bbq/strawberry social that had to be moved inside because of the rain, a zoom cooking class where we made delicious fudge, and a viewing of a condo which would mean a considerable downsizing for us. No decision made yet whether we will actuslly move, but this is the second condo we have looked at.
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
The weekend weather has turned lovely and sunny, so time to get outside and do some more deadheading and maybe even pulling of weeds that probably grew with the rain.