We've been enjoying some great weather here in Arizona this past week. While the rest of the country has been cold, we've been about 10 degrees cooler than normal. Usually it's well over 100 degrees in June but it's been holding steady in the 90's and the evenings and mornings have been cool and breezy. And yes, it is a dry heat.
So we've been doing some major back yard spruce ups and I'm becoming blissfully happy back there on my porch swing. Joey ran some pipes along the back wall so our newly bricked garden will be easy to irrigate and he even placed a hose bib in the back corner of the yard (which I think is a genius idea). (Ack! The kids just killed a baby scorpion downstairs in the family room! That is seriously putting a dent in my bliss.) Anyhoo......we've built a flower bed along the back wall and I'm planning on putting lots of roses in it.
Here's a picture with the new flower bed and Peety cleaning up the paint supplies after painting a table Joey found in a neighborhood bulk garbage pile. I love the fact that he saw an unpolished gem in the junk pile and I love the fact that it has a hole in the middle for an umbrella stand (and I love the fact that Peety cleaned up after herself without being asked most of all!).
Here's a better picture of the new color. I really love it. I'm thinking of painting my kitchen this color.
And Joey built these "square foot (and 1/2) gardens" which the kids are quickly filling with plants and seeds. We even have brussel sprouts planted. Don't ask me why because I had no say in that decision. These were very cheap and quick to build.
I'm amazed at the variety you can fit in these boxes. Basil, rosemary, peppers, squash, strawberries, lavender, radishes, cilantro, tomatoes, and marigolds right there in the full box.
And here's a busy worker man taking a yogurt break in a shady spot. No, I haven't potty trained him yet, but I have good intentions.
I made a cute skirt with the Lantern Bloom fabric over the weekend and I'll get some pictures up in the next couple of days (I'm very happy with it).
And I just found out Full Bloom will be shipping next week! It looks like Whimsy, Mezzanine, and Summer Soiree all ship out around July 6th so that will be a crazy week around here. I want to give a huge thanks to those of you who have been shopping during the sale I've been having! I've got much more shelf space and hopefully you've enjoyed some great deals. The majority of the sale prices are clearance prices so they will stay low until they're gone but the Pop Garden, Darla and Ava Rose will only be on sale until this Saturday (and the patterns too). The Darla supply is definitely dwindled but I plan on restocking it sometime next month (after everything else shows up) so if you're in the middle of a Darla project don't fret, she'll be back.
Have a great week!! Try to get some sewing done. It will make you happy!