Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

How Does My Garden Grow?

Since we live in a 3rd floor apt., there is no outside space except for a tiny balcony that is not very attractive.
We had gotten some seeds a few months ago and started them in 2 small pots.  We have been sticking them outside during the day and bringing them in at night but it is warm enough to leave them out at night now.
Yesterday we got some larger pots and some soil and transplanted them.  We have tomatoes and basil.  I also got a bell pepper plant at Lowe's too.
Ta Da!!
I can't wait until I can have a Caprese salad!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Celtic Christmas

I have always loved the designs of Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum.  Check out her designs here

I don't remember when I got this pattern but I found it again recently.  This is a photo of the finished project.

This is what I done so far.  The pattern calls for a green linen but I cannot see the linen to stitch on it.  I need to get a magnifying lamp.  So I found a piece of 18 count Aida but it was bright white.  Sophia and I dyed it with tea.  We should have let it soak in the tea over night.  The tea bath took the edge off the brightness.

I better get back to work!!

Jig of the Ladybug by Bent Creek

I made this cross stitch last week. I need to add some charms.  The pattern came with gold star charms.  But I cannot find any.  I got Frank to take me to Hobby Lobby.  I found a great frame at half price and some small silver heart charms to finish it off.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Magic of Summer Progress

I have been doing a lot on this cross stitch.  The right side has a lot more.  I also added some stitches on the left side of the house.