Thursday, June 11, 2020

I Like Thursdays: June 11, 2020

Good morning!  Today is "I like Thursday" and a chance to share any positive energy on the internet.  Check out more posts at LeeAnna's!

I'm grateful it's raining (or supposed to rain again) this morning.  I'm physically achy from intensive gardening.  Here at the ol' Poodle Cottage, I've been on a new mission which we refer to as Hosta Manana.  The hostas have taken over the back gardens, even worse they burn terribly in the summer sun since we removed our willow tree last year.  So I put about a dozen in the shadier part of our front yard.  Then I gave a bunch of hostas and shade lovers to my neighbor who built a shade garden in her yard:

I gave a bunch to my Mom and planted them in her deck box:

Then my brother said, "Don't throw them out!  We'll use them at our place or another place at Mom's!"  Not sure he expected this many:

Another neighbor said she sure could use some so I gave her two buckets and some really large green ones.  AND WE STILL ARE OVERRUN WITH THEM!  But having more negative space in the garden is sure gratifying!  I like it!

I like Ladybugs...I mean who doesn't?
We had a high heat and humidity the last two days and I actually got some sewing in and finished my envelope quilt top.  I was going to put a border on this one but my husband said it was already busy enough and he was absolutely right.  It's an I-spy sort of quilt with different novelty fabrics inside the envelopes.  

We like Otis.  He is a Weimaraner 1 year old that lives next door to my mom.  Since he was a baby, we've given him snacks at the rod iron fence that separate the properties.  Now he cries for snacks when he sees us outside.  He also cries to play with Scout but she doesn't want any part of him.  She played with him until he got too big and boisterous for her taste.  

My brother (the one we call Uncle Bacony) decided to plant some of the already referenced hostas along the property line.  Otis laid with him as he worked along the fence.  Then Otis tried to help him and literally was biting and pulling weeds along the fence line too.  Then Otis' family called him to come in the house.  About an hour later, Lisa (Otis' Mom) came out and asked my brother if he could see through the one window in her house.  My brother couldn't.  Otis loves Uncle Bacony so much that he had climbed up on the dining room table to watch my brother through the window.  Now that's love!

Have a safe and happy day!


Libby in TN said...

You must not have deer if you have that many hostas! They are favorite deer food around here.

LA Paylor said...

OMG what a dog Otis is! I love him! Scout... give him another chance, teach him how to be gentle he'll listen to you girl, boys learn manners from girls! Hostas are wonderful... wish we had some but so much sun here. Good for you to share them. a friend of mine in the netherlands has a gardening blog and lists hundreds of varieties of hostas her favorite plants! Teatimegardening... second time I told someone about her today! Mickie... thank you for doing the I Like posts, it was like a real visit with you.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! Aww, that picture of Otis is just priceless! Uncle Bacony just be a pretty good guy to have that kind of following. I just LOVE your envelope quilt. I've never seen that pattern before but it sure is nifty. And then to make it an I-spy quilt! Too cool. Nice job on the hostas. I lost a whole bunch of mine to a creeping vine. The darn vine still exists in spite of taking everything else in the bed out. I hate working outside in the dirt. Take care! ~smile~ Roseanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your hostas are amazing - I can't grow them here. So nice of you to share them with your mom! I love that envelope quilt - what a fun and different kind of I Spy! Otis a good looking dog, too - sounds like quite a personality.

PaintedThread said...

That's a lot of hostas! Love that envelope quilt. The colors are really pretty.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi Michele, I have loads of hostas here, too many really but we have the room mostly. I've been moving some that are crowding out other things and it isn't that easy to dig them up...I've had to use the pick axe to get mine to give up the ground. So you've done so well to get so many out. Make no wonder you are tired! But I call it a good tired. Love that quilt too. And isn't Otis handsome!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

What a lot of hostas! I've thought about trying a couple in the yard. Be kind of interesting to see how they multiply back there. :-) I like your envelope quilt. I can see kids and parents having fun making up stories for the envelopes. Take care.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Otis sounds like such a nice dog! My neighbors used to have a lot of hostas planted all around their house. I'm not sure what happened to them. They're not there anymore. Love the quilt! said...

That's a lot of hostas to share. LOL the dog on the table to watch a favorite person.