Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A little tour of my garden


Well as summer is coming to an end I thought I would share some photos of my creekside garden, please ignore any weeds:)

This is a little blue watering can with some impatiens, it really is a cute addition to a darker corner of the garden.  

I got these work boots for free at a garage sale about 5 years ago and I put impatiens in these and this year they just have been non stop bloomers.

I love this old wheelbarrow I got from a garage sale for $5 -- I put a few holes in the bottom and instant garden!   I fill it with impatiens and there are some coleus in there this year too.   I just love looking down from the kitchen and seeing this in full bloom!

Remember I showed you this ladder I created early in the season, well here it is towards the end of the season and the impatiens are doing great -- they love this shady spot.

Well that concludes my little tour for you today -- I hope you enjoyed it.
Happy Stitches

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Catching up

Good Morning!

How have you been doing?  We have been so busy and the time is flying by, soon it will be fall and we will wonder where summer has gone.

My daisys have been blooming so much this summer, I found this camp coffee pot at a garage sale and the inside is noting I would make coffee in, so it makes a great flower holder at the front door.
Amazing what you can do with something that only costs 50 cents, that was all the little coffee pot costs, I already drilled a hole in the bottom, so next year I am planting in it.   You ask how the water stays in to keep the daisys looking good, a water bottle works great!

Dear Hubby celebrated anoher birthday a week ago and he loves Spiderman so I decorated this cake for hi with some Spiderman items we had on hand.  I did not make a cake, Dear Hubby sister was not feeling well so he thought he might have to go and spend the night at her house that night, so I did the next best thing, I bought a yummy cake: )

Been working on lots of projects for the flea market / craft show I will be participating in next month.  Dear Hubby got this doll high chair at a garage sale for $1 -- the legs were wobbly -- I took the legs off and put them back on further apart and no more wobble.

Painted it pink and made cushions for it and I think it will sell at the show.  This would be a great gift for a little girl.  I am also working on some doll beds.   Such fun working on something a little different then my usual quilting projects.

Don't worry I am still sewing!   I finished 7 table runners this week and this UFO - It is from the Thimbleberrie line Sangria Splash -- I think that was in 2007  -- well in 2013 it is completed!  Just finished the binding last night.  I have one more back from my long arm friend that needs to be bound, I will start on that tonight.  I am really making a dent in my UFO's this year, it sure does feel good. And I was thinking as I was binding last night, I have started less than I normally do in the year -- and that is because my UFO's are keeping me busy.  I think if I work this hard at my UFO's next year - I will have a better handle on them and it would be so  nice to empty most of my shelfs of UFO's and use that cabinet for something else, like maybe the fabric that is accumulating on the floor!! LOL 
I hope your summer is going well -- enjoy it will be winter before we know it!
Happy Stitches!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

August already!?!?


So what have you been up to?   I can't believe it is August already?  Where is the summer going. I thought since I now work for a commercial landscaper it would not be so busy in the summer -- BOY was I WRONG!  It has been super busy.  But I have had some time to do so canning, sewing and shopping -- so let me show  you what I have been up to.....

I made some Cherry jam -- mmmm it is good :)    

Just yesterday I made Blueberry jam -- need to label the jars

And I also made corn relish -- this is so good with chips -- and a great treat in the winter when fresh corn is no wheres to be had.

Then I had an order for a flannel baby quilt -- this one was picked up on Saturday -- so sweet and so soft  - This one was so sweet.

 The quilt above is for my niece, she just has a baby last month.  I just mailed it this week, hope she like it -- she did not want the traditional pink for a girl, this was hard to make as I just love pink.

And then I had some orders for my planter chairs, here is one I  completed and delivered last month.

And in between canning, painting, and quilting, I found time to work and putter around the yard too!

Today we went to a huge flea market about an hour from us and Dear Hubby just fell in love with this sleeping hippo -- don't you love his smile -- so he came home with us and is sleeping next to the fountain int he front yard.

And this is who took us to the flea market today - Yes Poochie went to and enjoyed every minute of the adventure!

Happy Stitches!