Hey that title reminds me of my self proclaimed "Country Woman Days" I tried to do one vacation week, and it about wore me out! Ha. It was fun trying it though. I made breads, washed, cleaned, trimmed, crafted, did old time crafts, like my Chicken Scratch embroidery. (That I did enjoy)!!!
OK...One of you asked me to video tape myself playing my psaltry...but whoa there...I can't even REALLY play the thing. I only played chords with the group of musicians at the church!!! You can see "psaltry playing" on Youtube if you really want to. I don't think it sounds all that good when played alone, but with others it can be a nice accompaniment.
Yesterday I trimmed my all of my hibiscus (x6), huge lantana bush, my Mexican Sunflower huge bushes (x4). They are all ready or some good spring growth now. I fertilized as well. I managed to water all of my screenroom succulents after about 3 months (maybe not actually that long...). My three banana and cubanelle pepper plants are still flowering and putting out! I have three peppers on the bushes as we speak! I had a whole day free, so I got quiite a bit of that type work done. It was so good for my soul to be out in this most perfect weather. It must have gotten up to the low 70's yesterday and rarely a cloud in the sky...slightly breezy...just devine, really!
I have embroidered a Baboushka doll onto a peice of white felt, and then attached it with blanket stitch to a peice of tiny flowered cloth. I had full intention to wrap it around a large river rock tightly and give (as a sort of paperweight) to my friend, who is of Hungarian decent.
My only problem is that it is frying my liver trying to figure out how to attach it around the rock to hold tight an securely. I think I would most surely need to glue it on, and then wrap in around to completely secure to the rock (cutting away a lot of excess material)...but now I have scrapped this idea completely, and am folding my whole project up for another day or time to think about what the "you know what" to do with it.
My friends birthday is in May, so I have time to come up with another idea, if I can. I will attach a picture of this thing so far as I have completed it today. The universe needs to speak to me!