Thursday, April 17, 2008

Gardening and Stitching

Last weekend Andy built a box for my raised garden. I had done lots of planning and laid out a chart as to how I was going to carefully organize my tomatoes and bell peppers, while making sure that I kept the jalapenos far far away, lest they contaminate anything else. When it came time, I can't say that I really stuck to the plan. I guess I should have called it more of an "idea." Either way, everything looks great, I can't wait for all of my vegetables so I can enjoy veggie wraps and pasta salad. And stir-fry. And salsa. And fresh spaghetti sauce. And I think I should have planted a bigger garden.
The morning after I worked so hard to get everything in the ground, I heard news of a coming frost! In April! Everyone said that I should just put a sheet over the garden and it would be fine, but I stuck it in the dryer first just to make sure.

The Emmeline apron pattern that I purchase from Montessori by Hand is almost finished. I just have to cut out the bias strips and attached them to make the neck strap. If that makes any sense, because I'm still kind of confused on that part. I hear knowledge of quilting helps, but I haven't made it there yet. I'm so excited, this is my first item to make with a pattern and it is finally all most done. It already isn't perfect and has some flaws, but that's the charm of something hand made by me!

I was really happy with my choice of fabrics. I was initially very overwhelmed with choices and the store, and even had to call my dear Amelia for assurance that I was making the right decision. Andy helped me narrow it down to three great fabrics, and I am tempted to go back and get more for another project.


Kista said...

I'm so proud of you!

Andy said...

me too... I am also proud... of you.