As I promised - LOL - here is a picture of the yard. DH is working so hard on it - we have not hired anything out.
For a reminder, this is what it looked like when we spread rye grass and laid down straw before winter hit.
Now, here is what has been going on!
It really changes the whole look of the land! I was surprised. It makes it look smaller and cozier. I like how the fence and plants are softening it up.
So far, he has installed the fence, planted 3 Natchez crepe myrtles (I like the white and the mottling of the bark in winter), 4 gorgeous hibiscus with HUGE yellow, purple and red flowers, 4 dwarf bottle brush bushes, 5 low height silvery grasses and 4 foxtail ferns. We need to get a few more to finish the row and some thing for the front of the house.
We are putting in wooden dividers for the grass area and the beds. I wanted a much more organic look than more stone. The house was really looking cold with the white concrete driveway, the crushed concrete driveway, all brick exterior and stone front. Too much stone! Once the crepe myrtles grow, it will look stunning!
As for work, this morning was a doozy. This one woman had been messaging me about a widower who wanted to get pillows made for his kids and him. Well, late last summer one of my customers died of cancer and I wanted to do something, but I had never met or talked to her husband, so I did not know how to approach them. Well, I asked this woman this morning who this was for and lo and behold, it was my customer. So, I only charged her for the pillow stuffing, not the work. This lady who died was a beautiful person who I looked forward to seeing every time she came. She was just a wonderful person, so I don't mind doing the work. Her husband wants a quilt as well, so I will be doing that soon. I am not sure what I am going to do about that. I have to charge something, but most of the cost is my time. Maybe I will just discount it deeply.
Then I made another peekaboo as a test. This is the cutest one so far! Look at her little tail! This is my favorite picture!
This is how she looks from the front. Just adorable!
I wish I had little ones. I told my husband, we would have never bought a single stuffed animal if I could have done this back then.
Have a great weekend you all!