Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010!

So here we are starting another new year.  It seems to me as soon as Christmas is over I start getting seed catalogs in the mail and I begin thinking of my next garden.  Browsing through the catalogs makes me look forward to Spring, the smell of  fresh tilled soil and what I will grow in my garden.  What variety of green beans, carrots, cabbage will I plant this year?

Ed said his top priority now is building the greenhouse asap.  I will be able to start my plants in there instead of letting them take over the kitchen.  We are aslo contemplating which veggies will grow year round for us.  Lettuce, radishes, green onions, chard, kale, broccoli for sure.  Ed wants to try and experiement with a cherry tomato plant too.  There would be a nice salad when ever we wanted for supper.  Plus some fresh greens and a little broccoli.  Having salad fixings all winter would be wonderful!  Of course I will have some herbs out there too.  I love cooking with fresh herbs.

I keep telling myself to quit thinking about gardening and enjoy my time for sewing and other needlecrafts!  I have so many things I would like to sew and embroider.  I will be doing some embroidery block of the month  this year.  I will be sure to post pictures as I get them finished.

 I made the two quilts for my girls for Christmas this year, and now that they have them on their beds, I can post a picture of them.  : )

This is a picture of Audrey's quilt. The next photo is of the back of her quilt.  It has been hand tied as I don't do machine quilting and didn't have time to have it quilted by someone else.

I should take a close up of the fabric.  It is different dogs.

This is Sally's quilt.  They both have some of the same blocks in them, but look different due to the sashing between the blocks.  Also the backs are different.

The back of Sally's is penguins.

This is Duke and Hercules sharing Dukes blanket.  Seems like the cat has the better part of it.  The cats have adapted quite well to Duke being in the house.  Toby still doesn't want much to do with him, but he doesn't have such a hissy fit when Duke tries to sniff him anymore.    : )

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