I'm married to an amazing man, have three adult children and two wonderful grandkids. Both extremely talented and in College( although I may be a tad prejudiced ) I love God, my family, my quilting, new recipe's and I attempt gardening.
I’m not going to say, hey I’m back, because that seems to mean I’ll be here every week. I am going to post more, but can’t say how frequently because my neighbor, who after 19 years became a part of our family is quite ill. For the last few months we’ve been helping her. She was finally ( after 6 trips to the ER) was diagnosed with cancer that had metastasized and is an extremely fast growing cancer. In a short time she’s gone from walking to bedridden and on care and comfort. We all know how painful and difficult it is to stand by helplessly while we are losing someone. Anyway, I’ll be back and forth trying to deal with that and trying to busy my free time with things that keep my mind occupied. I have my quilting that I’ve been away from for such a long time, that I am pulling out and diving into. I also have my Succulants that never cease to amaze me with their beauty and individuality. They’re all so beautiful 😊
My dear friend Susan helped me get back on my blog, it had turned into a challenge. Lol. I thought I would try and brighten up my face page and managed to botch it up and had a terrible time getting things back to normal. Actually I didn’t get it back to normal, Susan did. 🤪. Thank you so much Susan.
I’m going to get off here for tonight and try to be back soon with some brighter news. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone, be safe and God Bless.
Here I am again with the weather forecast, lol. We’re headed into Autumn, but I believe Yesterday was the official last day of summer. We’re still in the 90’s, but it won’t be long before we’re complaining about the cold weather. Lol That’s ok tho, now starts the baking, sewing, painting, all the indoor things you can think of time. Right down to a fire roaring in the fireplace, a good movie on TV, and curled up under a toasty lap quilt.
Well, my plants seem to be surviving me so far. I moved the majority of them out to the patio and even tho I worried about the drastic heat change, they’re just fine. We’ll be moving the shelving unit further under the patio so there will be a little more protection from the cold. Any really low temperatures and I will bring them indoors.
We had rain for sooooo long here in N.CA, we kept waiting for spring, but it just went right on by us and we went straight to summer. I’m trying to acclimate my plants to the heat and haven’t even acclimated myself. I sure miss Spring, but I’ll take what we can get. lol
My succulents are multiplying faster than I can plant them. lol No, I’ve done a lot of propagating and have had fun doing it. I’ve discovered that the 2 in pots are great for tiny plants, as they grow, (which seems to be quickly) they need one much bigger. I know you’re supposed to allow them X amount of room and too much room is not good for them. With the change in the weather tho and getting them under lights indoors so late, I have a lot of potting to get done. Not complaining, I still love it. lol
These are much larger than they were, but definitely need to be repotted. Succuclents need a well draining soil, so I researched a lot and got several different recipes. I tried a couple and I think I’ve finally hit on the right mix, at least I hope so, if not I’ll try again. lol
New carpeting will be put in on Thursday. They came last Friday and it turned out the carpet was not useable so it had to be reordered. In the meantime, we took everything out of the living room, dinning room and hallway, then moved it all to the patio. The patio is all out in the yard and yikes! It’s 100 degrees out there so everything is covered with sheets so they have a little protection. we’ll get thru this by the week end, provided there will be no more issues with the carpet. lol
I had no idea succulents could be so addictive, lol. They are tho. Once you start collecting them , it’s so hard to choose. I did find one trick to make them less expensive, planted arrangements at Walmart. Lol. I decided 7 plants for $20 was pretty good-vs- 7 plants at $3.95 each. So I bought a bowl arrangement thinking there was 7-8 plants in it. What a surprise when I ended up with anywhere from 20-25 plants. ( or more) each plant I thought was one plant had at least 2 or more plants to be separated because it had grown into several. ( or were planted that way to make a lush bowl) So what I did was take a picture of the bowl with my iPhone so I could pull it up to be sure I don’t buy the same arrangement a second time. I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here, and write more later. I’ll tell you where I found some great buys and good blogs to check out.
Oh yeah, I live in CA and as you probably know, we’ve had tons of rain, BUT the Sun has been out for two days now! Have a great week end everyone ☺️
Hello again😁 I think i’m Back again, for a while anyway.
Have you grown succulents before? I haven’t until now, and sure am enjoying it. There are sooo many beautiful plants, i’m In awe. You don’t water them too often, and they seem to flourish. Well, most of the time, but not always, they are pretty easy if you treat them like succulents and not violets. 😉. There some awesome sites to visit to get a ton of information, as well as find out the name of the ones you have. I didn’t know the botanical names, and most common names. Hens n Chicks I know, String of Pearls and probably about half a dozen more. Lol So you can tel I’m a genuine “ New…Newbie” lol, that’s why I thought it would be fun to write a little so I can go back and see where I am compared to where I was.
Here’s a few pics of some of my attempts at propagating. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. 😁
As you can see they’re quite small, those are 2×2 inch pots they’re in. They are slow growing, so it takes time them to get larger. The baby plants make beautiful small pot arrangements, you can put them in a tiny cup or if they’re large enough, into a tea cup. In groups or individually , not all get large, some are mini’s and baby plants are too fun.😁 in a nutshell i’m having some fun for the first time in ages. Just put “Succulent “ in your search and the information you can find is endless, not to mention, succulent bloggers are awesome.
I see my last post was quite a while ago and obviously I didn’t get back to blogging, so here I am, giving it another shot. It’s been a pretty rough few years and about the time I think things are finally going to come together, boom something else happens. Lol. I know you can relate, I don’t think I know anyone who can’t. Lol
I’m still on the upswing from a lung disease that went into full blown when I came down with pneumonia last Christmas. Back on oxygen for a while, but I don’t think that will last too long. I’m just now beginning to be able to walk short distances and breathe. When asked how I am, my comment is usually, “ I have a choice, I can talk or breathe”, which is true. It is getting better tho. The strange thing is, this lung disease has no connection to smoke. Weird huh?
Well now it’s sciatica nerve. Not a lot can be done other than exercises to stretch the muscles, ice and pain relievers. Anyone that’s ever had it knows how painful it is, plus the excruciating pain when it feels like someone just stabbed you in the leg. Painful enough that it knocks the breath out of you, then as you breath comes back you discover you’ve been trying to yell. Lol Such fun, lol. I can sure think of things that are a lot more fun than that. Can’t you? Lol.
On to some better news….we’re getting our kitchen and bathroom remodeled, . New cabinets, stove, sink and flooring in the kitchen. In the bathroom, new cabinets sink ,toilet flooring and a wonderful walk in shower! When that’s all done, new carpeting. Yippee! There’s a lot to get done before the contractor even starts. All the cabinets need to be emptied, and so on. ( I’m smiling with a Help look on my face.) it certainly will be worth it though.
My friend Susan at DesertSkyQuilting Sent me to check out a couple of sites for some Fat Quarters I needed, and I found these adorable Owls!
I couldn’t resist, so of course I ordered them to make a child’s quilt ( or maybe one to keep lol.) I don’t often use panels, but as I said this was just too hard to resist and since two panels came with a yard of fabric, that works out well for me:).