Friday, April 23, 2010

Liam's Quilt Top

Well, I have been working with Liam to make him the "perfect" quilt. He found this dragon fabric a few years ago, and knew he wanted it in his quilt. I have had a really hard time figuring out how to make it what he wanted.
Well, we finally decided we would just do it!
So we drew, we talked, we hunted for fabrics. He decided he didn't really want me cutting up his precious dragon fabric, so it will be used on the back. I cut and sewed, and FINALLY I have the top done! Now I have to figure out how I'm going to quilt it, and if I'm going to add some embroidery.
Decisions are what take me so long! The sewing went quickly as did the cutting. Well, it's a huge milestone, I'm over the hump at least. Hopefully I will have a chance to finish it next week!
PS The picture is before it was pressed, and I added a bit more black to the outside. It's a super twin size, all the men in my husband and my family are at least 6' tall, so I wanted this to last my Liam for awhile.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Raised Bed Gardening

It is commonly known that I have a black thumb. No, not a brown thumb, a black thumb. I can't seem to keep anything alive very long. Even things people swear I can't kill, I find a way.

I have also always dreamed of a garden. We bought this house partially because there was a yard where I could have a small garden. Little did I know that the big beautiful tree in my yard would poison the ground for most plants, (Black Walnut.)

This year I am determined though!

I bought the book The New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew. It came with rave reviews. I've read it 3 times through, and referenced it many more.

We built some beds, bought the "soil mix", I think I'm ready. I even had the nieces over on their spring break, and they helped prime the beds.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Crocheted Mini Wheat Pattern

I saw this and just had to share, it's absolutely adorable!

The pattern is by zippadeedooda on weloveamigurumi on livejournal. Go get it and make your own crew of mini wheats!