Yesterday mid-morning I went out back to my little teeny tiny potted garden and picked my lunch, or parts of it. I had a zucchini and a squash from my mom’s garden and I picked pea’s, carrots and the ever-present cherry tomato’s. It’s a start. Hmm. A little bit of rice, a little bit of quinoa. Grated veggies, sliced carrots, peas in the pod, and a finely chopped pepper. Toss. Stir and enjoy.
Yummy. mish-mash veggie soup, it’s what’s for lunch.
I’ve harvested all the lettuce I could, now I must plant more. I need a long flat trough- type vessel to maximize production. I love being able to eat my fresh lettuce. It tastes so much better than anything from a store and it’s pretty.
First little harvest of peas and tomato’s.
Beans and tomato’s. I love cherry tomato’s.
Teeny tiny carrots. I got excited and pulled some out to see what was what. I think this is “short and sweet” variety.
More tomato’s and my first little yellow squash. Yummers.
A humble first harvest, prepped and ready for dinner.
My first garden dinner. Quinoa Veggie Medley. It was good!
Ever since reading In the French Kitchen Garden, I had dreams of creating a little potager garden outside my own kitchen where I could wander out and pick a few things for dinner. Many years have passed since I first read this book, but I am slowly, very slowly beginning to achieve what I read about so long ago. Losing the tree last year has left us with much more sun right outside my kitchen, I take my blessings where I can find them, I am thankful for my little sunny patches. I want to find this book and read it again. It is a very lovely book.
I used some very lovely yarn from Brambleberry Yarns,this yarn is English Rose. Isn’t it beautiful? I loved knitting each row, watching as the color softly changes from one to the next. It is so pretty and soft. As I am looking at this yarn I can smell lavender. Cynthia tucked in a little sachet of lavender in among the yarns.
I hope to have time to make my next doll. I have one in mind that I really want to bring to life.
Yay, it is in the wash getting all snuggly and warm even as I type this. I finished last weekend and had just the binding left to go. What a long week of work but I was able to finish it up yesterday evening. I am so glad to have this done. I miss making quilts. It’s been a while and I really miss the process of making them, the end product is always so worth the time!
I have many ideas and plans to make more, but you know how that goes.
For this quilt I used the Lil Twister Pinwheel tool. It was fun! I have made a pinwheel quilt before but this tool makes it faster and worry free. I really enjoyed the process. I had 2 Good Fortune charm pack’s from Pink Chalk Fabrics which comes with a coordinating stack of solids. This is just enough fabric to make a baby quilt (along with extra yardage for piecing the front and back .)
I free motioned the baby’s name and birth date on the front for a fun alternative. Here it is pre-wash. I will be so anxious to see it once dried. I will post a picture of it when it’s done in the wash.
Ok, on to my next idea.. what will it be?
I really hope Mama likes it and baby spends many happy hours using this quilt.
I am caught between Spring Fever and some kind of limbo.
My hands want to knit and finish my quilt, and make a new doll. Yet I am drawn to the outdoors to garden, to weed the garden, plant the garden, and to be in the garden. My mind however, is cluttered. I am itching to do so many things, but I am so distracted by… distractions. I can’t seem to find the balance. My work is icky right now, so I am spending too much time with worry and dread. Oh me, what is a girl to do?? Maybe I should just bake some bread??