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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Time to pack it up this year and continue next winter!

I tried but I just couldn't finish all of what I wanted to do this season.
I made the quilt last winter and had it quilted in MN over the summer.
I forgot the fabric for the binding and planned to sew it on this last winter but I just couldn't find the time.

The master bedroom is not finished like I hoped.

Last winter I picked up the 4 shutters and painted them a nice aqua.
I wiped light cream paint over all of it to give it a little depth.

There are 2 night tables I was going to finish, add a little more to the shutter headboard and make some fancy lampshades but that will have to wait until next winter along with the kitchen. I need to paint the kitchen and most of the rooms, ceiling and walls. I will be painting non stop next winter!

I sewed one valance and hung it up but couldn't get to the second valance so one window has a valance and one does not. I'm out of time!!!

I put together a succulent coffee cup several weeks ago.
I bought 7 plants at Home Depot and then stopped at JoAnn's, pots have become so expensive so I thought I'd use my coupon. I saw the over sized white coffee cup and knew that would be perfect.
I enjoyed the succulents so much that a couple of weeks later I went back to Home Depot and picked up 3 more plants, not knowing what I would plant them in but again, I stopped at JoAnn's and spotted a set of 3 small pots....perfect!

It actually looks really good outside on the glass patio table but the floor is not the best background so I brought them inside.
They will be packed up along with the annuals and travel back to MN.

And I couldn't help but take a ton of pictures of these lovely roses!
No, Mr. Wild did not send them to me...are you kidding! I would fall over if he ever did that!

I stopped at the grocery store yesterday early afternoon, they had bundles of roses on sale for $3.50 a dozen...how could I resist!
I brought home 5 dozen!!!
I have never had that many roses and it really was a fun treat!

They are a bit old and are some are starting to wilt a little today but that's okay because I bought them to hang and dry.

And I couldn't resist adding a saguaro, they are blooming!

This will probably be my last post until I get back to MN.
I went to the flea market Sunday and found some treasures. I'll take pics before I leave and then post them when I get back to MN.

Tomorrow Mr. Wild is going to talk me through adding air conditioning stuff (no clue what I'm doing) to the truck because my air conditioning isn't putting out any cool air...over the phone! That ought to be a fun! I went to the store yesterday and just about roasted in the truck, it was 92 degrees so today I picked up the supplies to do this. Can you imagine driving 1600 miles with no air and the windows open with the noisy semi trucks and wind 10 to 12 hours a day!!! Especially as I get further north and run into the humidity that I'm not used to!
I know if I accomplish that then for sure it will be cool all the way and I'll need heat...not air!
May 7...Update...I did it! I did my own air conditioning! It was easy and now I know how to fix it myself! The air in the truck is nice and COLD!
It really worked!!!! Awesome!

I apologize to my blogging friends, I'll get caught up with you all when I get back to MN.

Thanks for stopping!

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Vicky Hunt said...

You might not have gotten it all finished like you wanted, but what you did do looks great! That quilt is so lovely! I hope you get your air conditioning fixed...I can't imagine traveling without it! Prayers for safe travels!

Blessings, Vicky

Pam Kessler said...

A lot unaccomplished, but even more accomplished. I love those succulents. I'll have to stop by Home Depot to check and see if they have them here. I actually saw some fake ones at JoAnn fabrics that I was going to buy, but I'd rather have the real ones. Enjoy the trip back North!


Nice shutter headboard in such a pretty color! Nice plants.
Love all the roses you treated yourself to.
I'll also pray for safe travel, no truck problems and for the A/C to work!!!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

There will never be enough time in my lifetime to accomplish all that I want to. I love your quilt and from what you've shown of your bedroom it is going to be gorgeous! What a buy on those roses...I'd have splurged to. Have a safe trip! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!