I have not been doing much quilting lately. I should say piecing, because I actually finished a couple quilts a week or so ago... but they were not mine, so that doesn't count. Lots going on to keep me away from my sewing machine.
Another item on our list is more raised beds for my fenced in garden area. High fences are a good idea around here for gardens because we have lots of deer. For my first Texas garden, we put in a fenced garden last fall and constructed 4 raised beds. There is ample room for 4 additional beds and planting time is coming up real fast. We went to the lumber yard this morning and bought the materials for those beds. Next on the agenda is to get those beds constructed.
I bought a peach tree when I was at the nursery buying my seed potatoes and today I got it planted. One of the problems we have in this area, because we are pretty much on a sand hill... is ants that will strip your plants clean overnight. The lady at the nursery told me about this stuff called Tanglefoot that is like thick molasses. You first wrap the tree trunk up about 20" with a t-shirt that has been stripped 2" wide. After the t-shirt strip is in place, single thickness, you cover the strip with Tanglefoot... applied with a spatula... I used a fat popsicle stick. It is now like a fly strip wrapped around the tree trunk, but hopefully I will catch or deter the ants.
We have a whole truck load of garden soil being delivered on Thursday, so more work is on the horizon. My fall/winter garden was not that impressive, but the real test of my ability to garden in Texas is about to begin. Nothing about gardening is the same here. I have to learn like I am a brand new gardener. We shall see what happens.