I changed the shading after the first, and I like the results much better...here is also 2 cranberry sauces, still not sure how I feel about them.
Back to landscaping...after much thought, I thought it best to attach the grass to the board before adding the tree, and since the tree still needs leaves, I thought...good timing to attach the grass, it will have time to set. I then drilled a hole through the board for the tree. I decided against permanently attaching the tree to the board, as unless it HAS TO BE, I'd prefer it be easy to pack for when we move again.
I then got busy on finishing the tree, I have never used any model tree scenic products before, so this was all new to me. It was SO easy though! Just in case your curious, or considering making a tree, here is what I did....first you take Hob-e-tac and brush it on the branches, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then take the clump foliage (I de-clumped most of it) and for lack of a better word, smash it on the tacky (and when I say tacky, I mean TACKY! my fingers were almost stuck together when I was done...I work messy :) branches.
Here are a few pics, of the tree complete. I can't seem to get a decent picture that does it justice.
I then attached the fence to the 1 side, and reset the picnic table :)
During all the waiting and drying process's of all this, I also cut 24 pieces for some pictures I need to mount, I did some touch ups on the bathroom door, along with some other misc things.
Next thing I know, it's 8pm and I've been thinking about making dinner for like 2 hours, now I'm over hungry and I have a headache from not eating for hours and then what happens....Inspiration strikes! I had taken some left over wire and foliage and made a shrub for under the front window, but it wasn't great, so what idea pops into my head, a flower box! So what do I do...build it!
Sorry, the glue is still wet in this pic...I wanted to get to the dinner portion of the evening :)
Well I know there is more that I worked on, but I'm going to try taking just a little break, have a glass of wine and relax..which really means have a glass of wine, surf the Internet for ideas and scope eBay for stuff I need (hahahaha I just said "I need" :)
O' before I go, thought I'd share a picture of my Grandson that my daughter sent me tonight.
My husband refuses to go by Grandpa, as he's young and well....ya know :) Anyway, Colton (our grandson) calls him The Captain (my husband is a Captain (pilot)).
I think it's just plain 'ol funny...
we are Grammie and The Captain.