Saturday, May 31, 2014

Around the garden - End of May

Things are looking up. The tomatoes have recovered, the zucchinis and beans are growing and the sunflowers are looking good. The herb garden is doing well.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Baking for the weekend ...

... and beyond, depending on how long the goodies will last. A coconut-buttermilk pound cake for our afternoon coffees and a sweet raisin braid for breakfast. And in between baking I was making more squares for my two crochet blankets.

Another bath set

I finished the second scrubby/washcloth set. The light was not very good yesterday, the colors in the scrubby are a little brighter than they show up in the photo.

Feline Friday

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hearts and Bobbles

I realized that I did not make the heart that I had planned for May, oops. So, instead my May heart is going to be two of my crochet hearts strung together to hang in my closet (the scent of the yarn is still surprisingly strong).

And I cast on another bath scrubby, I am beginning to like knitting bobbles. This one will be paired with a white wash cloth.


When I went outside this morning I noticed two big crows, one on the lamp post and the other one on the roof of the house next to ours. The one on the roof was attacked by a mocking bird protecting its nest.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


My bobbles are all done and they make a nice bath scrubby. I also knitted a washcloth to go with it.

Knitting Bobbles

I have started some gift knitting, this is part of a spa set I am working on. At first I felt a little intimidated by the bobbles but they turned out to be easier than they sound. The yarn is 'I love this cotton' from HL and it is a pleasure to work with.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Long Weekend

Food, garden and kitties, what more do I need? There were also old movies, new games, iced coffee and some knitting.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ready for the weekend!

Around the Garden

Not a lot of progress during the week, nights were rather cool and the days did not warm up too much either. The roma tomatoes look really bad but seem to recover, cucumbers and zucchinis did not come up, will have to buy plants this weekend. Found some praying mantis babies this morning, hope they will stay and grow big.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Meet 'Peter Polar Bear'

 He is the second in the Advent Animals series by Brooke Nolan. I am still not decided on how to use them but I do know it will be some kind of advent calendar.

Feline Friday

Sunday, May 18, 2014


It was a quiet weekend with little sunshine and cooler temperatures. Del had to work a half day on Saturday, I baked and worked a bit on my flower blanket. We mowed the grass and spent the rest of the evening coughing and sneezing. The egg plant is blooming and the roses have recovered from the rain. The kitties spent their time either snoozing, watching the birds at the feeder or running around like crazy. Just a regular weekend.