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Monday, 1 February 2016

Drying My Laundry In My Side Garden.

The Japanese roses in the hanging pots are growing well in my garden. Those plants that I have pruned are now growing new shoots. Some seedlings are growing well but some are not due to the very hot sun and the heavy downpour that causes excessive watering. 
 For the past weeks, we had very hot sun for the first half of the day and followed by heavy downpour. In the morning, I rushed to water my plants to avoid the scorching hot sun.
My side garden gets a few hours of sun in the morning.
Now with the new fence, I can dry my laundry especially my quilt blankets here.
I machine sewed this quilt blanket.
Another of my machine sewed quilt blanket.
I hand sewed this piece of quilt blanket.
It is also a great place to sun my pillows and booster.
With just a few hours of hot sun, it is enough to dry all my laundry.
With all the laundry hanging out in the garden to dry, I have to watch the sky.
The cloud can very quickly turned to dark cloud.
It's time to take in my laundry when I see dark cloud looming over us.
This is the front part of my side garden.
I had this bougainvillea plant growing over the intermediate wall.
When in full bloom, the flowers are very pretty. But when the flowers are spent, they drop all over the place. I cut if off to avoid them dropping into my neighbour's compound.

For you have been called to live in freedom,

my brothers and sisters,

But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature.

Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

For the whole law can be summed up in this one command:

"Love your neighbor as yourself."

(Galatians 5:13-14, New Living Translation-NLT)

46 comments:

  1. amazing pictures :)...thx for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a lovely day!

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  2. Hello, I just love the bougainvillea. It is gorgeous. Your quilt is lobely too. Happy February, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a happy February and enjoy your new week too!

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  3. I can remember as a kid doing this very thing. Hanging all the laundry out to dry and then watching the weather. Sometimes I didn't get the laundry in before the rain.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Hi Sandee, it happens to me sometimes and the laundry will be wet. Have a fabulous day too!

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  4. Beautiful, Nancy! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a beautiful day!

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  5. Wow your garden is not too big but well organized

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. It is just a mini garden enough to keep me busy.

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  6. Very nice photos of your garden and quilts. I like the quilt that was completely hand sewn. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you, Joyful. I like it too but it takes a long time to complete it.

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. I miss hanging clothes on the line - drying them naturally. In the city we have to use a dryer or that just don't dry quick enough in our apartment and get a musty smell.

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    1. I love the smell of natural sun dried laundries.

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  9. Your quilts blankets are amazing beautiful and so are all your plants.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. Have a beautiful day!

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  10. nice pictures.. My mom usually does it on her rooftop.. and your are an amazing quilter.. very very beautiful quilts..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a beautiful day!

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  11. The weather now hard to say, like now, it's raining in Singapore...

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    1. Hello Sharon, when it doesn't rain, the weather is so, so very hot!

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  12. O, your side yard is just beautiful with all your potted plants...and your quilts are beautiful...my, what a talented lady.
    I am about to start a block quilt..something very easy and simple as I don't really know what I'm doing..I just fly by the seat of my pants on any sewing project and most of the time they fail, big time. :)

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    1. Thank you, BJ. I have temporary stopped my sewing project and now I am hoping to start one soon.

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  13. Your gardens looks so amazing. You must spend hours there now. What a great job you both did. I love hanging clothes in the fresh air to dry.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. This mini garden is enough to keep me busy every day.

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  14. Nancy, your quilt blankets are so lovely! It takes a lot of patience to do quilting. Your garden is so neat. That is what I must achieve hee..hee... Drying clothes in the sun is better than drying indoors.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. I love the smell of freshly sun dried clothes.

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  15. Your garden looks lovely plus the green lawn. Ours being brown due to lack of water even though we have had a bit of summer rain.
    Your quilts are really nice, a great achievement to hand sew one. Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. The heavy downpour helps to keep my lawn green even though the weather is hot over here.

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  16. Your lawn is do beautiful and neat. I would love to visit it and admire your plants. Sigh!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I am doing my best to maintain my simple and mini garden. Hoping my plants will do well in spite of the hot weather.

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  17. Your quilts are beautifully done, be it hand or machine sewed. Your side garden are fully utilised and it looks so clean & neat with all the beautiful potted plants.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. I have stopped my quilt project temporary because I run out of fabric.

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  18. I vote for the hand-sewn quilt! Very nice.

    Your garden is just so well-tended.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. The hand sewn quilt takes longer time to complete.

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  19. Wa finally you finished your quilt blankets....great job Nan

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    1. Thank you, Elin. I am waiting to start a new project soon.

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  20. Gostei de ver este pequeno mas bem florido jardim.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  21. The bougainvillea brings back wonderful memories of earlier days where I lived raising the children. Yes, messy but oh so pretty! Love all the colorful pillows and quilts. You are quite the homemaker with a green thumb for sure. Do you have air conditioning when it gets so hot? Wishing you a wonderful day.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. Oh yes, when the weather get really hot, we will on the air conditioner. Have a wonderful day too!

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  22. So considerate of you to prune your flowers so that they do not fall into your neighbour's garden. Your Quilts are so colourful and lovely, you are so skillful in making the Quilts.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Even though we felt sad to cut off the plant, we also value our good relationship with our neighbour.

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  23. You have a beautiful side garden Nancy! You're right about the sun, its hotter than usual. Drying out the soil too fast. Some of my plants would not grow so well.

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    1. Thank you, Lei. I am having problems with the too hot sun and the sudden downpour all in the same day....some of my plants are not doing well with the sudden change of weather.

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