Thursday, May 24, 2018

A few things ~

This post is a bit of a muddle of some new things, finally completed projects and a suggestion.

A new thing - the Queen Anne's Lace I planted from six-packs several months ago blooming in the front border. This is only the second year I have used this plant and now I can't think of spring without it. I don't know if this is Ammi majus, or Daucus carota, both are commonly known as Queen Anne's Lace and are very similiar in appearance and growth habit I might be able to tell when I pull them out after blooming - the Daucus carota is supposed to smell like carrots; whatever, it is lovely.

Next is my big project, new arbors. Two arbors in the back garden are in very bad shape and need to be replaced, I am hoping to get them both done by the end of summer. I have started working on the first one and the most difficult part, cutting out and assembling all of the parts for the top, is almost done.
 (The look on the faces of men in the lumber department when I go in to buy lumber at Home Depot is priceless; it's like,,,what is this little lady doing.)

Then, a new needlepoint pillow. I actually finished the needlepoint part of the pillow a few months ago. It was an odd size so I had to make the pillow form to go inside, and then decide on the edging and what fabric I would use for the back of the pillow. Well, finally it is done! I am not exactly sure where I am going to put it but right now it is residing on this chair in the living room.

Now a recommendation. I have tried oodles of vitamin C serums at a variety of price points; I consider them very important for facial skin care. So far Kiehl's is the best. I have really noticed a difference since using it and I can't say that for many skin care products, in fact I liked it so well that I thought I would try the cleanser. If you are thinking about trying a new vitamin C serum you might want to try this one.

And finally, a new book on Sissinghurst. I love this garden and I thought this book would be a nice addition to my library.

 The rose,  Climbing Pinkie, lavish with bloom, beautiful, easy, almost thornless, suitable for any garden. 

I hope that you found something of interest in this post.

Thank you for visiting.


  1. Oh so much lovliness in this post! The book, the pillow, the flowers and that book!
    My goodness my eyes popped when I saw that you are constructing the arbours, no wonder the Hoime Depot staff are marvelling at you! Brave and clever you...look forward to seeing them when they are complete!

  2. I love posts like this - a little of this, a little of that. Your pillow is lovely and I'm very impressed with your woodworking. You really are a jack of many trades and an inspiration.

  3. I found it all interesting! Looking forward to seeing those arbors getting put up.

  4. Adrienne, everything is of interest. I can just imagine the Home Depot "guys"! You are a hero in my eyes and, probably, in their's too!..Love the beautiful pillow, I bet you have all kinds of places that it would work. The Queen Anne's lace is so pretty and a bouquet with it would be stunning. Probably too late for my face, but might give it a try..Happy Weekend..Judy

  5. Hi Adrienne. I know I have already commented on this post but, as I have read on many others comments, the comments that you make to me are not showing up in my e-mails for some reason. It might have something to do with Blogger but I don't know. I have gotten a notification that they are changing some things, but I don't understand what it means. I didn't want you to think that I was ignoring your nice visit, and if I waited until your next post, I probably would forget. This is going to be a mess, I think, if it continues. I know that we can answer under each post comment, and it may come to that, but if no one looks back at the blog, they wouldn't be seen..I can't wait to read about your deck and thank you so much for all your kind words..Happy Tuesday..Judy


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