Friday, February 26, 2010

{this moment}

Soulemama is starting a new semi-regular Friday ritual called {this moment}. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

(I like the idea of a single photograph, but I also like the idea of adding a caption. I'm just a rebel that way.)

{this moment} : my boy, doing his Science Fair Project

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

It's done! It's done!

Way back in September, I was asked to make a Memory Quilt for a gal from the hospice group that I volunteer with. She lost both of her parents last year and wanted a keepsake which included some of their clothing.

Her parents had very differnt clothing styles and I struggled to find a way to put them together. After several variations on paper and my design wall, this is what we came up with.

Hubby was great at helping with color selection and arranging. I originally started with a solid 8" square of each fabric. It was his idea to combine the fabrics in strips and triangles, so it looked more cohesive.

The back includes a few pieces that I couldn't work into the quilt top.

I'm so glad I've finished this quilt. It's been quite challenging. In addition to the normal rigors of quilt making, I've been worried about whether or not it's what she wanted. Whether she'll like it. When I make something for someone else, I always worry that what I produce won't be what they had pictured in their head.

Anyway, I'll be delivering it shortly and I guess we'll see how she likes it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pretty In Pink

Take a look at my new Wellies...

I've been hinting (not so subtly) for a while that I needed some Wellies. Pink, size 6, to be exact. My sweet hubby bought these for me for Valentine's Day, but couldn't wait any longer to give them to me. Good thing, since it's been raining and we worked in our garden today.

So far, we've dug manure and fertilezer into two plots. And put in two tomato plants (Early Girl and Bonnie Original varieties). I think I need one more to fill in this plot.

Nathan had a ball digging in the dirt. I just kept telling myself...."He's a seven year old boy. Boys play in the dirt. He IS having a bath tonight!"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A garden we will grow, a garden we will grow....

bWe've lived in this house for five years.

And for five years, we've talked about putting in a vegetable garden.

Evidently, this is the year of action.

Fencing off our little veg patch.

Gardener Nathan pounding nails.

All mapped out and starting to dig.

Nathan supervising the digging.

My little hellper.

Thanks to all of hubby's hard work, the beds are now dug and ready for planting. We're going to try green beans, peas, carrots, parsnips, turnips, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, zucchini, jalapenos, sunflowers and some herbs. We'll plant pumpkins later in the year.
Wish us luck!