We finally bought a tree today for the front yard. It was hard to decide what kinds, how much to spend, and how big. We got a Autumn Sunset Maple which is three years old. We could not put it in the Element, so it is going to be delivered. Now, to dig the hole. Luckily, they ground up the trunk/roots of the Ash, so the digging so far is pretty easy, but WHERE do we put all that dirt??? We decided to put it around the lilac bushes which are in bloom and smell delicious. This is absolutely one of the most beautiful Spring days ever. The lilacs are blooming, the magnolia tree still has some left over blooms, the crab apple tree is a riot of pinks, and the apple tree is starting to explode with white blossoms. The birds have been visiting the yard & "doing the dance". I sat out back & watched the Starlings flirt, and dance with each other on the big Maple tree. It was lovely.
I want to share what I've been working on recently. I bought a vintage wool bag (1940s era) and decided to make a beaded overlay using a piece of jade I bought years ago. LOL! They jade is in the shape of a Scottie! I've been working with some of my favorite colors and I do love the combination. Now, I need to finish the other side, then do tons of surface embellishment before I can actually sew in on the bag. I want to get it all done before I head off to Kentucky in June for the Tambour Beading class. I'll be taking this with me tomorrow to the hospital. My sister needs to have her ankle worked on again. Last year she broke her ankle and had to have two pins put in it. After a year of physical therapy, she learned she needs to get the heel broke & reset. So, tomorrow I'll be the one sitting in the waiting room. Keep your fingers crossed for her that they don't keep her.