I purchased a plain linen jacket . . . I think at T.J.Maxx . . . several years ago. A neutral, it goes with anything and everything. I usually wear it with jeans and a t-shirt. It needed some "jazzing up" with more than just accessories . . . so . . . I embellished it with some Quaker motifs from "A Quaker Christmas" by ByGone Stitches. The motifs are not Christmas-like and I think it perks the jacket right up! What do you think? Should I keep going . . . add some more . . . cover the entire thing? Been eying a few other linen things in the closet . . . hmmm.
Loving the new house! Unpacking is a very slow process. Well, it would be moving a lot faster if I wasn't spending so much time in the yard. Can't help it . . . it's planting season! Since we're in a somewhat rural setting, we have deer (and other animals) to deal with. Our neighbors (who saw 14 deer in their yard a few days ago) have already lost their tomato plants to the deer. Eight deer ran through our yard the other evening. So . . . to protect my tomato plants, basil and marigolds we strung fishing line around plant stakes and tied cut up grocery bags to the lines to blow in the breeze . . . it's so attractive . . . not. Think it will scare them away? So far so good!
Of course I couldn't just plant veggies and herbs (tomatoes, zucchini, gypsy peppers, basil, parsley, sage, rosemary and dill). I picked up some flowers too. The previous owners have planted a lot of shrubs . . . most of them much too close together and I have been moving things around. Most of the flowers are just annuals this year . . . oh do I have plans for next year!
I found these petunias that start out a fuchsia color and quickly fade to an antique looking pink . . . I love them! The butterfly bushes are blooming too . . . see them behind the bicycle planter?
The previous owners also planted 6 hydrangeas along the back of the house . . . they're blooming their little hearts out. I LOVE hydrangeas! So how could you not spend time out in this yard!
Maybe next time I'll have a room completely unpacked and put together to show you . . . don't hold your breathe!
Until next time...