Friday, April 6, 2012

Gearing up for Spring

Seedlings are going full tilt under the grow lights and everything's pushing up in the perennial garden (including lots of weeds)!

basil, parsley and beet seedlings

peppers and beets

sooo many tomatoes (i always go overboard, what can i say?)

misc seedlings

hellebores have been in bloom for over a month

asparagus poking up. this bed has everything going against it -- it's in shade, never gets water, and is just generally neglected -- but they just keep trying to grow anyway.

solomon's seal poking up amongst the weeds in the shady bed.

daffodils and hyacinth have been at it for a while now.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

candy mushrooms, ferns, and gears, oh my.

These delightful images aren't actual mushrooms and ferns and gears... they are candy! Made by the magical andiespecialtysweets on etsy.

Monday, August 15, 2011

opal owl lap quilt - done

After sitting around without binding for a few weeks, my opal owl lap quilt finally got the finishing treatment yesterday. It's definitely the most colorful thing I've made yet, and I have to admit I like it more than I thought I would. I think there will be more playing-with-color in my future.

Monday, July 18, 2011

opal owl lap quilt - in progress

My sister and niece are visiting, and a random craft inspiration hit us last night to whip up a quick lap quilt for another relative. We raided the stash and ended up using a few prints from Tina Givens' Opal Owl collection. Here are the blocks, laid out for the next step...

Just after taking the picture, we sewed them together. And of course NOW, looking at the picture, I really want to change the layout of the squares. Laying out the squares always makes me crazy. They are just never right... anyone else have that issue?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

In the Yard - 6/1/11

It's starting to feel like real summer in the perennial garden...

iris and salvia


dianthus and salvia

blushing knockout and iceberg roses

love that path


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In the Yard - 5/25/11

columbine is going crazy

first peonies!

a new "brilliant pink iceberg" rose

dianthus "indian carpet" and salvia "may night"

sea thrift


some sorta sad woodland phlox. wow this pic looks jungley.

close up of the pink iceberg. they smell delicious!!