Monday, June 30, 2008


We have had our share of some crazy weather....tornadoes, rain, and more rain. We didn't mind all the rain as it kept us from having to water the garden with the hose. We were able to save on our water bill.

The garden is really thriving and I can't wait for July..for two reasons. One, because we should start seeing the fruits of our labor in the garden and the other...well, it will be my birthday.

I haven't blogged in a while because life in general has been full and because I haven't had internet access and now way of uploading pics to share with you.

I promise I will have some pics to share this weekend. I have lots to share....purse, wallet, quilt, crocheted blanket, bibs,etc.

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Monday, June 09, 2008


The pepper plants are growing like weeds and have some of the buds on them already. I don't think they are called buds though. They are like small flowers where the pepper will grow out from. LOL, I am sure someone knows what they are called. Right now, I can't remember. The cucumbers have finally poked through the dirt as well as the green beans. The carrots are taking a little longer to look like they are even there. All in all it's coming along and I can't wait till late July or August to sink my teeth into a nice, juicy, homegrown tomato. There will be lotsa tomato sandwiches eaten before fall rolls around.

DD and I were maybe even thinking about learning how to can. Anyone out there done this? Any advice on resources to read up on it? What all did you can?

No pics for now, been raining. We had tornado warnings and lotsa rain yesterday. If it clears up, I will share the veggies poking through.

DD sprained her ankle yesterday, will be seeing the doc today. No errands planned. I plan to actually get some sewing done. LOL, there is a novel idea. Wouldn't you just love to see some projects? This is after all supposed to be a quilting blog, isn't it?

I will post later on with some completed projects.

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Monday, June 02, 2008


Well, spring has finally sprung in our little neck of the woods. It's been in the upper 70's with a nice breeze the past few days. I love this kind of weather. If summer could be like this all the time I would love it.

Memorial weekend we did some much needed yardwork. Weeding and weeding...and oh, did I say weeding? LOL, we had A LOT of weeding to do. We also turned over a garden. We have planted tomato plants (my fave), pepper plants, cucumbers, carrots and zucchini.

Which reminds me, as I type this post, I am thinking I need to get out there and water the garden this morning. We also cleared an area where dh put down this seed mix for wild flowers. I can't wait to see this bed start sprouting. I can't remember the description of all the flowers that will grow there, but it is going to be pretty. I will take pics as the bed starts to fill in.

Kids are finally out of school! YAY! That means more sewing time now for me. Luckily for me, my dd learned to sew this year in Home Ec., so she is all about heading out to the fabric store to look and buy fabric and patterns. We went to the local quilt store this weekend. I was in search of a moda simplicty charm pack and she was looking for some trendy fabric to make some skirts. We both walked out with a purchase or two and we were happy. I will be starting the second quilt for my other neice. Pop out some bibs for the twins and then get that little package out in the mail. Today I have errands to run and then I will work on a gift for my sister to get sent out tomorrow. So hopefully I will have some sewing pics to share tomorrow.

I will leave you with a couple of pics from a shrub in our yard that flowers every year. I thought it was a rose bush before, but now I am not sure. If anyone knows what they are, please leave me a comment.
Have a great day!
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