View From My Window

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — More plants for the layout arrived today, and even though it was COLD and the wind was fierce, I got the plants in the ground, fed and watered.

These are Ajuga and are supposed to tolerate our cold winters. They’ll have a year to get their feet established before
There are four “Burgundy Glow” Ajuga, four Chocolate Chip Ajuga, and one “Metallica Crispa” Ajuga.
I happened to notice this ground cover is blooming sweet little white cupped flowers! It’s another great ground cover from in Mulino, Oregon.

Joanne of Cup on the Bus mentioned that she had lost her crochet hook. I wrote and told her I thought I had one (or two–LOL) So I broke out my collection of hooks and sorted out a 0 and a 00, photographed them and e-mailed her to verify this was what she was in need of. It was indeed, so I packaged the two up and put them in the mail to her this morning. Here’s a photo of ‘the collection’ a combination of mine, my step-mother-in-law’s and my mother-in-law’s collection. My second step-mother-in-law didn’t do any crafting at all, and when she did, years ago, she worked in ceramics, painting greenware and having it fired. I’ve done a bit of that myself, years ago. For whatever reason, I was never all that fond of it as a craft. I really prefer fabric or paper. Speaking of which, here’s the latest completed quilt, which will go to the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum’s gift shop:

I have two more quilts ready for binding — one has the binding sewn on but not sewn down on the back side, and the other has binding cut but not applied to the quilt. I have yet another set of fabrics set aside for another child’s quilt. After that, who knows what I’ll work on. Lots to choose from!

Be safe, take good care of yourself (I had my medication checkup today and obtained a referral for a second opinion from a different cardiologist), and agreed that if he recommended a pace maker, I would agree to it. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them.

About tehachap

Happily married and retired, my hobbies are quilting, reading and anything to do with trains (watching, photographing and running them in our G scale garden railroad). My husband and I have truly enjoyed our retirement, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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7 Responses to View From My Window

  1. Great pics – and, there’s actually a place you can buy these tiny plants?!!? I love it!
    Glad you have referral for 2nd opinion, and have sensible attitude toward it. Hard to balance, sometimes, our own knowledge of our bodies, and the opinions of professionals. Take care!

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    • tehachap says:

      Well, when the physician’s assistant said that if I waited until my heart was ‘critical’ my internal organs may be history because the heart has to supply blood to them as well. Soooo, looking at it like that, I decided to bite the proverbial bullet and go forward, but I did want a second opinion and hopefully a cardiologist who talks a tad slower and whose speech I can readily understand. We shall see. Meanwhile, I have to take that extra 10 lbs. off that I’ve put back on. :/ I quit walking … bad girl — no cookies for some time to come!

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  2. Joanne Noragon says:

    And thank you very much. I’ve never seen a photo of your fireplace. It’s magnificent. I especially like the “keystone” front and center. If you cared to mail that to me, I wouldn’t turn it down. LOL

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  3. dkzody says:

    I have a few friends who have had pacemakers installed and love them. They feel so much better and able to do things they couldn’t before the operation. Your cardiologist will keep close watch on the device and how it is working. Two of my friends actually are monitored by blue tooth!

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    • tehachap says:

      My appt. is for the 27th. Robert wants to go with me, but that’s also the first ‘Tuesday’ that the Depot crew will be getting together again after all these many months. So many questions and I know he’s nervous because he depends on me so much.


  4. 67andgood says:

    That’s a very cute quilt. I’m sure some young boy would love it. Good luck with the medical plans, it sounds like you are paying attention to wise words.

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  5. Ellen Abbott says:

    I also dug out my ) and )) crochet hooks and offered them but by the time I read and commented on her blog the deed was done.


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