Monday, May 23, 2011
I also got the black bamboo in the post that I ordered from an etsy seller. Why did I order a black bamboo plant? Well, it's gorgeous and if I can managed to control it's growth properly, it should make an amazing privacy screen. Oh and I found it much cheaper than the $50 and up that it usually sells for. Mine is just a baby and still green, but this is what this stuff looks like when it grows up a little. It apparently has the ability to get to a good 35 feet if given enough room and good conditions.
Saturday was a crazy bustle of activity as we watched my sisters two girls in the afternoon and then had my brother in laws two girls for a sleep over. We also managed to plant the Purple Robe tree that we bought a couple of weeks ago which meant digging a huge hole in clay soil. Yes, I dug that hole and my back and arms are still suffering for it, but the tree is in the ground ready to grow for us.
Sunday was a trip to the in laws in the morning with the girls and a bit of errand running. Then it was home to try and relax the rest of the weekend away. That means this was the only time I had to get some tatting in and since I had a few pieces sell during the weekend, it was just remaking. I sold a piece of the shoulder jewelry, so when I remade that I used up all that particular chain I had on hand. I could no longer put off a supply order, so I sent in another ridiculously large order for chain and crystals and a few other odds and ends to get to the all important price break.