Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Late Start

Well, I've been busy. Lol. When am I not. The adventure for this week is getting my garden started. Today, Jake and I started our seeds. I've also been digging and turning the soil for where I plan to put my seedlings when they're ready. Oh, I'm sore and tired and there is still much work to be done.

Friday, April 6, 2018

New EPP Project

Well, now that my hexie diamond top is complete. I decided to prep for my next project. I really do like the idea of stars for my next epp. No plans to finish it this year. Drew up an idea and roughly figure I'll be needing about 180 stars. That's a lot of paper and fabric to be cutting. So, I've spent the days cutting paper diamonds and I've cut out 70 stars from all my scrap fabrics. Some shopping and swapping is in the near future if I plan to keep this scrappy. No star the same.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Finished Quilt Top

Finally all my patches are sewn together. My hexie diamond quilt top is complete. It has its many mistakes, but its ready to be sandwiched and quilted - at a later date. Need to finish up my other quilts on my frames before I can get to this one.

Have to say I learned a lot. Started this almost 13 years ago. Only worked on it when we went camping. Then its been packed away a few years. Sad thing I lost my original hexie papers, so when I went to get more they turned out 1/8 of an inch different. So this quilt is warped, but I've spent so much time on it. I needed to see it through. It definitely has a story to tell.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

First of the year

I can't believe this but it's already starting to produce. There is more but not ripe like this one. Just so excited.
 Soon we'll be having tomatoes and onions and hopefully carrots as well.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


have the carrots and radishes in the ground along with the lavender and rosemary.  Still have the green beans to plant along with the potatoes. Dad has to finish up the spot for those but all will be in the ground by the end of this week.

In two weeks time I'm going to have to transplant the carrots and radishes into different pots but hey my garden will be flourishing.  Positive thinking!

Remember Dick and Jane

the movie with Jim Carrey and the front lawn?  Well then picture the back yard!!!!! Remember???

This is both ends of the picnic table.

sore all over

Yesterday was a good day.  We got up and immediately went shopping for our garden plants and essentials to get our garden started.  Went to Home Depot and Russells Feed store.  Bought dog food and garden soil and a few plants at Russell's but when we got to Home Depot we bought more.

Came home and it was raining just a little bit so we put on rain gear and unloaded vehicle and proceeded to put plants into soil. Now we have a garden started and the rain that followed settled the soil for a good beginning.  We Have:
1.  Tomatoes
2.  Green Bell Peppers
3.  Yellow Peppers
4.  Red Peppers
5.  Green Onions
6.  Strawberries
7.  Lavender
8.  Lemon grass
9.  Rosemary                       ALL IN THE GROUND.

Dad still has potatoes to be put into ground but he hasn't started those yet. Hope he gets them in soon.

After this little adventure we decided to go through some more boxes and emptied out 3 more. Got rid of a lot of things and saved a few for the kids....hahaha.

By Now the bodies were screaming so we got into the Hot Tub and relaxed thinking we could go to bed and go to sleep.  RIIIIGHT!  NOT. Got in bed and we were wide awake so we both took Half of a Melatonin and slept hard until 13:30.

Just a little sore today but the mind is dragging.  I really don't like even half of Melatonin but it does make me sleep.

Today, we're looking for carrots and green beans. Fingers crossed.

Saturday, March 24, 2018


If you know anything about me ....You know I hate snakes!  This morning when I came out to my chair I walk across the floor and it looks like a thick piece of yarn on the floor in front of my chair.  I bend down and look closer and I start to pick it up only to get a closer look at it. 

Yes! I let out a little scream and told Buck that one of the animals brought in a snake and bit its head off and then left it in front of MY CHAIR.  I HATE SNAKES!  It may have only been a small garden snake but it was still a snake. (shivers down my back)