Sunday, February 18, 2007

Time for a change in the garden

I spent a lot of time at my garden plot yesterday making some changes. There is more to do...plants to move...plants to plant and plants to remove. I am liking the change. I will have to change the way I water it, but the look is more interesting and totally designed by me! Let me know what you think.

While we were working I discovered some fun things going on in my little garden. It seems to be inhabited by a toad. I think this is the same toad I found hanging out there last year. He sure has grown so he must be finding plenty to eat. I am thinking that he might need a name if he stays around much longer. Herb might be a fitting name since I found him under the lavender and he hopped away to the rosemary.

Other spring time surprises are the bulbs that are popping up all over from last year. I usually pull any that are in the way of any tomatoes I want to plant, but a few have survived and are ready to pop open any day. Now I am having so many ideas for new things to plant. I am feeling like the new layout has given me a fresh palatte to work with. I am hoping to get my boys out there and helping me a little bit. We have had some fun times working there in the past so as soon as I have more of a plan and they have a free spot in their schedules we will have to go make some more fun times. I have started my tomato seeds and they are coming up already so it won't be long.

A sewing update has me finishing a needle book to keep track of all my different kinds of needles. I have put it to good use already on a project that I am working on for a special birthday coming up that required some embroidery. Here are a few sneak peaks at those projects. The embroidery project will have to wait there is a problem with the file and it won't upload to this site. I'll work on that for later!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Well, all the quilt blocks are sewn and now the piecing begins. I have already sewn together 2 of 5 rows then there will be a narrow border and a wider border. I haven't decided on the fabric for the backing yet and am not sure what kind of batting I want to use either. This quilt is only about 50"X50" so it will probably just be used on the table or hang on the wall. It was really intended for me to figure out if I want to do any more quilting. Maybe I should just make it bigger and make it a quilt for the couch. I am really nervous about the actual quilting part and not quite sure if I want to do it by hand or on the machine. For now though I have to get it put together first.

Tomorrow is another day off! It is suppose to be raining. Last time I had a big block of time off I baked bread and it turned out really good if I do say so myself. Sounds like a fun thing to do on a rainy day! Maybe I will try that again. Last time I added some herbs and asiago cheese maybe I will have to experiment with something different this time.

Well, I am off to start another day and a busy one at that, but then I will be relaxing for the next 3 days and just having fun being at home! Feel free to leave comments on my blog they are fun to read.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Fish in Almaden Lake

There really are some nice fish in Almaden Lake though they are not really good for eating they are fun to catch and release. This lake is right next to the nursery infact you can look out over the lake when you go to the back of the nursery. In the summer it is hard to work on Sundays with the smell of BBQing coming from the park. Makes you just want to go home and eat! It is nice to know there are such beautiful places in the middle of this busy city. Speaking of work I have to get ready to go there for today I have to open the store. My boss is very sick and so are his wife and kids so I am filling in and hoping that they all get well soon! It is fun to be the boss, but not a position I care to make permanant.