Monday, February 22, 2016

Rainy Monday

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you are enjoying this season of Lent. For some reason I thought today was going to be dry, it appears I was wrong.

My friend made me this flower pot for my birthday. Despite days upon days of rain, it is really looking good!

I keep comparing photos of the Gunnera from when I first planted and I guess the best we can say is that it is not dead yet. I have seen zero growth on it. It has some pretty large hoof prints around it, but no one stepped on it either. Maybe it is still a bit cold.

Sunday I got in a sewing zone and I didn't stop until the top was complete. My first quilt top in probably 1 - 2 years. :| This was a fun scrappy pattern and I enjoyed how it came together.

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sunny Fat Tuesday

Hello Fat Tuesday! Remember to eat your pancakes. The sun is shining and I have even have the windows open. Nim wondered what planetary alignment happened that he got both a hike and yard time.

The sun washes the entire photo out and I don't even care. This is that time of year that any sun is good sun.

Nim spent some quality time in the yard after the hike. Chewing his meat bone with his hearts on...looking exceptionally angelic.

Thanks to some bargain shopping a couple of weeks ago I put together my first hanging basket of the season. This is the earliest I have ever tried, but who doesn't need flowers in their life?

I also planted this Gunnera. I would have liked to have waited, but it wasn't the least bit happy in the house. If it can grow a bit and no elk stomp on it, it might be a very cool plant.

I really wanted a knitting project this tax season. It has been a couple of years now since I have done any meaningful knitting. I think I have 2 sweaters, and these socks "in progress." After fighting with the pattern the other night, I decided to completely pull the old sock:

And start an entirely new pattern. I am hopeful.

I hope everyone has a great Fat Tuesday. I have pancakes and X-Files on the agenda in celebration.