Exciting Stuff

Here in Missyland. Dh by virtue of being AWESOME at his job earned us a trip all expenses paid to Peter Island Resort. 5 days, 4 nights of OMG I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!

And over on Smart Bitches, I entered a little blog contest. Submit a sexy song title that would make a good book title. I suggested Bruce Springsteen’s Cover Me and I won! I get a free ARC (advance readers copy) of Jill Sorenson’s lastest book.

Now since you come here for the stitching (supposedly) BBP from this morning:

I would have more to show, but I had to frog her entire right arm and right shoulder. I was pissed. I frogged it out when I found it two days ago and didn’t touch it again until this morning. I’m hoping to backstitch the face and give her her fistful of seaweed tonight/tomorrow.

Now what has kept me busy these past few days (besides multiple felonies – but we won’t talk about that…) is flowers! Just go away now if you aren’t interested in me messing about in pots of dirt. I’ve got 14 pictures to show. This is what $40 worth of flowers, existing pots and the better part of a 40 gallon bag of potting soil looks like:

Very much a work in progress, those fugly containers and sad, sad area around the tree are on The List. But the flowers look good.

I’ve also moved all my houseplants out to the deck, I don’t want them in the (freshly painted!) kitchen anymore. I’m trying to do something different in there.

More houseplants & new flowers. This rack I picked up from an auction for $15. Painting it white is another thing on The List.

Pretty (dirty) window box in front of the kitchen sink.

I had these african violets, but I did re-pot them. I don’t know what is up with the one on the right, but it loves me. It’s not in bloom at the moment, but it will be again – soon.

Pretty petunias (in need of new pot), these were from last year but they came back all on their own. And these are the expensive Wave variety.

Another stand in need of re-paint, this also came from an auction very cheaply in a lot of flower pots & misc outdoor dec.

New petunias.

And more petunias, did you know I like petunias? The little ones in the back are also some that came back on their own.

Love this one! I bought the stand to make the tipsy pots as a present to myself last Christmas.

A largish picture to show the 3 flower boxes at the front and give a general idea of what I’ve got going on.

Another of my auction buys, this was UGLY when we bought it, so we got a good deal on it. Hit it with a wire brush to get rid of the rust and flakey paint, spray paint it white and it is full of win. I’m also pretty sure that wood on it is teak. I got a steal. Please excuse ugly in the the bed in back. Again, another thing on The List. That area I’m really going to try to turn into a butterfly garden this year/next spring.

Awwwww, little baby Jasmine. If I have half the luck with this one that I’ve had with the one currently using my mailbox as base in it’s plan to take over Texas, I’ll have the best smelling porch in the state.

Long view of the front of the house. Still needs something… and once I figure out what that is, I’ll put it on The List.

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8 Responses to Exciting Stuff

  1. Natasha says:

    I LOVE all of your flowers/plants. Especially the Violets. When I lived in Ohio I have about 5 of them and they were beautiful and then we moved to California, so I gave them to my MIL. She use to split hers of and give to us every other year.
    The petunia looks great. They are a great flower to grow, very hardy. Mine came from the house we moved into in July it just started to grow out of nowhere so I rescued it and it is beautiful.
    Okay sorry to ramble I just love flowers and stitching which yours by the way looks great.
    Natasha

  2. Natasha says:

    I LOVE all of your flowers/plants. Especially the Violets. When I lived in Ohio I have about 5 of them and they were beautiful and then we moved to California, so I gave them to my MIL. She use to split hers of and give to us every other year.
    The petunia looks great. They are a great flower to grow, very hardy. Mine came from the house we moved into in July it just started to grow out of nowhere so I rescued it and it is beautiful.
    Okay sorry to ramble I just love flowers and stitching which yours by the way looks great.
    Natasha

  3. Karen says:

    Great plants! How luck you are to be able to buy flowers in November. Everything here in NY is dying off or dead already, and the long winter is just around the corner. I LOVE the tipsy pot thingy!

  4. Karen says:

    Oh, and P.S. that trip is going to be AWESOME!!!! It looks like an amazing place!

  5. Melissa C. says:

    Ugh, I totally hate you. You’re planting and it freaking SNOWED here today. I too love petunias, and fill the flower boxes on the deck and the planters out front full of them each May. I love the tipsy pots! I’ve never seen anything like that before.

    Congrats on the trip and also on winning your book contest. BBP looks fantastic.

  6. Rachel says:

    Your BBP is looking great! I LOVE your flowers and plants. I am a big petunia fan myself, and can never have enough of them. Your home is looking great!

    Have fun on your trip!!!!

  7. Sara says:

    Congrats on the trip, that’s great news!!

    Love the flowers, wish my weather was all nice and warm. Last I checked there were snowflakes flying around out there.

  8. Autumn says:

    I think you need a wisteria vine climbing up one side of your porch and across the top. They’re beautiful and smell great….however, they do get messy when they start dropping the flowers.

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