Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Half garden planted

I already had potatoes, peas, several different kinds of cabbage, celeriac planted.  Today I planted seeds for kale, sunflowers, several different kinds of beets (a lot), carrots and hubby planted his tomato plants.  I'm going to wait until it gets warmer to plant some cucumbers, melons and such.  I'm trying some companion planting this year.  We'll see how it turns out.  It is such a pretty day out.  Rain is on the way tonight and all day tomorrow.  Nearby farm has fresh strawberries.  I need to get me some...yum.  Other than that, not much going on here.  I hope it's warming up where you are.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Another site for graph paper


This one has triangles and hexagons too for paper piecing that hexagon quilt you always wanted to do.  Now you can make multiple hexagons on one sheet of paper.  Really a great idea.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yarn for life!

Here is a link to enter a contest through Fons and Porter's Love of Knitting magazine.  You can enter for free no obligation although they do ask for your email and address.  You (or me, please be me ;) could win yarn for life.  First prize is yarn for 20 years and second prize is yarn for a year.  Remember, yarn is a good insulation for your walls LOL.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

I found some...

I was looking for graph paper and found these free ones here:


She has multiple sizes.  I printed out the 1/4 inch size.

I'm mapping out where to put everything in the cabin before we move in just to save some time and swearing LOL.  Cause there's nothing worse than moving somewhere and trying to fit your stuff in and finding that something doesn't fit.  We have to get the water well first though so this will give me something to do in the meantime and we can see how much stuff we need to get rid of too.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Gardening update

Hubby finally got the garden rototilled and then I planted my potatoes.  Then I planted some peas in between the potatoes (they are supposed to be good companion plantings together).  We have cabbage, celeriac and tomato seedlings almost ready to go in.  Have to wait another couple of weeks to be past the last frost date here.

The chickens are really putting out the eggs.  This is their third year.  Hoping they live and lay for a while since we don't plan on getting any chicks for a year at least.

The blueberries and cherry trees have lots of buds.  Keeping my fingers crossed that we will have lots of cherries this year as last year there were lots but they all dropped off...:(  Not too worried about the blueberries, they are soooooo prolific every year.

Friday, April 5, 2013

I been knitting

Here is a little sweater I made myself.  It is a short one but I loved the pattern.  It was very easy.
I usually use a pin to close it (not the clothespin pictured LOL).

Here is a close up of the lace pattern:
The yarn was a wool/acrylic blend.  I think I might  do another one but lengthen it cause Lord knows I don't need to show off my butt ;)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

I been quilting

No I didn't do this top but I bought it on Ebay and then put it together.  I just fell in love with the background fabric.  Here is the back I put with it:
It's just a lap size quilt.

This is a table runner I made using precuts, 2 1/2 inch ones and 5 inch ones.  I didn't even buy them together and they are from different manufacturers but the look good together don't they?
Here is the back:
I had this piece for a while.  I thought I could flip the table runner and use this side for Christmas if I wanted to.  Here is a close up of some fancy stitching I did on my machine for it:
It's just the feather stitch.  I used a variegated thread.  It goes from off white to a light brownish color.

Here is another table topper.  I now have this backed, pinned and ready to quilt.  And I did iron it after this pic was taken ;)