Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Hair Cut, My Face, In the Garden-Blooms At Last, Table Topper Video

I got my hair cut and it really wasn't that bad. The salon was just fancy enough if you know what I mean. I love how so many buildings in the closest town downtown are updated versions of the old fashioned original buildings. 

Here is my hair because several of you asked to see it. I have a little natural curl so it kind of springs up a bit. That also helps disguise how fine it is. See those two lines right between my eyes.  They appeared last November...I don't think they were there before that. I also note that my left eye droops a little more when I'm tired. I like how this photo has softened my jowls which are getting quite wrinkled. But I really don't care about any of that. I'm just so grateful to be here.
And so very lucky to have gone away on a little train trip for four days and I'll share lots more about that on Thursday!

Our last recent overnight frost advisory was Saturday and it looks like we are truly into spring and gardening time. Lately, I'm spending my morning in the garden and have cleaned away almost all the ugly gardening debris in the front flower beds. Soon things will be ready for a little planting and replanting of what I started inside. May 24th is the official date here when we have the all clear to plant outside without a risk of frost but things are warming up fast.  I've also transplanted a lovely Bleeding Heart bush from a totally shaded area and, fingers crossed, that will work out. Anyway, the garden will be a focus for part of each day from now on for me.
When I prepped a number of the Panama Pyramid blocks, I looked through my green fabrics which happen to be almost my skimpiest colour. Purple holds that honour. I managed to find a few in one of the RSC colours for May, sage; later on I'll look to stitch a few in forest green. Unpressed and a bit bumpy.
 I enjoyed this video below very much when I was thinking of the Table Scraps Challenge run by The Joyful Quilter.  This is just 12 minutes long and the process is surprisingly easy when taken step by step. The finished little table topper looks very complicated but isn't when taken step by step. 

Gardening, stitching and feeding us is just about all that is on this week's TO DO list.  Hope you have likewise, wonderful things to enjoy your time. 

Enjoying too linking with Texas Quilt Gal and Quilt Fabrication.

16 comments :

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your looking good! I can't take a good selfie for anything. I too have fine hair and wrinkles getting more every year - I guess it is just part of life as we get closer to 70 of which I will be this fall. I need to accept the wrinkles as I have accepted the gray/white hair!
lovely flowers and looking forward to hearing of your train ride

Brian said...

Your hair looks terrific! Oh, a train trip sounds fun, enjoy.

Jackie said...

Love the hair cut. Suits you perfectly.

God bless.

Nana said...

You look so pretty, really! Pretty haircut, nice appearance, lovely smile... you are a pretty woman!

Nana

PaintedThread said...

Nice haircut! And a terrific smile. I love your Panama Pyramid blocks. I love those circle blocks.

Anonymous said...

So glad you were on a train journey enjoying yourself. Perfectly good reason not to blog. But I was concerned because of the time in between entries. Hair looks great.
Thank you for the time and effort to put into your enjoyable blog and pictures.
I have enjoyed reading your blog for quite a while.
Pamela in SW Connecticut

Michele McLaughlin said...

Your pyramids look great! I love your haircut and what a pretty little building that salon is in! Glad to hear that the frost time is nearly over!!! We had such a cool spring, I didn't think the warmth would ever get here! Have a great weekend!

piecefulwendy said...

A lovely photo of you! Glad you were able to take a little trip too - how fun!

MissPat said...

What a lovely photo and the haircut is perfect for you. I don't photograph well at all.
I know I should be thinking of getting pots planted, but I'm totally unmotivated this year. It's supposed to be in the 80's the rest of the week which is way too hot for May.
Pat

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Your hair cut is similar to mine and yours looks so beautiful! You have a beautiful smile, and do not worry about those lines - the smile puts the focus on you!!!!! Hugs

Angie said...

Jocelyn - that is a beautiful picture of you. And you are lovely! We are our own worst critics! I have been spending a few hours in the garden, snatched here and there in between snow showers! That is (mostly) a joke. Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda said...

Oh Jocelyn you are beautiful, and your skin just glows! You should be a model, seriously. I love your garden shots. Gardening, stitching, and feeding sounds like a full schedule!
Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday!

QuiltGranma said...

Everyone else agrees with me, you look wonderful! You photograph well and have a lovely smile too. Glad your flowers are beginning to bloom to cheer away the winter into spring time.

Jenny said...

Your new haircut looks lovely. You are right, dont worry about lines etc, just enjoy each day, being with those you care about, and doing what you love.

grammajudyb said...

Very attractive photo! The haircut is lovely! We cleaned the yard a bit too today! I think our last possible day for frost hovers around May 25th to the 32st! I want to get tomatoes going, but will have to protect them for awhile! I’m late commenting, now I’m off to read about your train trip!,

Jenn Jilks said...

You look so beautiful! Ready for your big trip!