Thursday, April 12, 2007

How Green is my Valley

Finally, at last, there's GREEN in my front yard!! Hooray!! For the first time in many many years - almost 3 for us here, and 14 for the folks before us. The sorriest house on the street is a good buy, but getting it up to par is a long hard haul. This weekend I'm going to hook up our dump trailer and go buy plants for the perimeter planter, so cross your fingers I don't explode from excitement! While you're at it, cross your fingers that the rain holds off for a little bit, till Monday?

The fans are simmering on the wall while I figure out the rest of the design, but so far they have handles and strings. They had tiny black lace around the tops, but DH took one look and said, "Hey! Spanish fans!" Nooooo, hunny, those are Oriental fans. But, he's right, the black lace made it too Spanish. The strings are a bit iffy too, but I'm going to call that "Artistic License." So far it looks like they'll each be set in a square on point........ but hey, I'm a little unstable so that could change.

The first episode of the Alex Anderson/Ricky Tims internet show had the guy who owns Superior Threads. He's selling his product of course, but he talked about extra long staple Egyptian cotton verses long staple cotton. I did a bit of research and found out there may be something to that claim. So I ordered 3 spools of the Masterpiece and it came today. Aurifil has been my go-to thread for quite awhile now, so I'm going to do some sort of comparison. One thing I can say right off the bat is the Superior does feel a bit smoother than the Aurifil just feeling it as it comes off the spool. I'll let you know what I find out!
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Leslie said...

I *like* the strings! You might have one foot into an artsy quilt here, ohmygosh! :D

Finn said...

Great looking fans..very fanciful!
It's not a pattern that I've been crazy about, but I really like your approach. Just seems to suit them perfectly..*VBS*

Great Easter pics too, love that you have some lilacs to put in that beautiful tea pot, and Mr & Mrs Rabbit are looking spiffy with those great naturally colored eggs. Keep up the great work, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for no rain til you are done in the yard. Hugs, Finn

Leigh said...

Your garden looks so lovely and lush.
We are in a serious drought here and it is years since we have had a garden like that. It makes me "green" with envy, hehe