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Finally! Beans!

This will be the last picture I take of the trellis. I’m harvesting beans from it every other day. I’m freezing them as fast as I pick them and sharing them with neighbors.

This was a very satisfying project I just have to say 🙂

I’m enjoying the sunny days right now. I water things twice a day. Cool of the morning and evening. I’m reading the Anastasia books again. It seems fresh to me. Like I might of missed many things the first time I read the series. I even shared the first book with a friend who wanted to read something new that had new thoughts. Well, that fit the bill! lol

I designed and tatted a new bracelet but I haven’t put any up at the shop. I’ve had too much fun wearing them myself and my friends have too. I even traded one for a beaded one. lol  I do like a good trade! I made a red/white one a blue/white one and a purple/white one. I may put one up some time.

I haven’t been doing much else right now. I’ve slowed down. My muse has slowed down. Which is good for me. It was running way too fast for me for the longest time. I’m happy doing not much but reading.

There is a site online called Frugal Haus Knitting and they had a very good knitting pattern for a french shopping bag. I had gotten the pattern long long ago from there. I just came across it here recently. I did okay when I made all the other one’s last year from memory. But the last one I made, I played with my own pattern. Which I’m sure isn’t mine actually, it’s got to be a written one somewhere along the line. But I knit 3 knit in 1 knit stitch all the way around, then straight knit for two rows after and repeated. I wonder if it has a name? Boy this gives the best stretchy lace!  I think I’m beginning to get in the mood for some knitting now.

I got a recipe for refrigerator pickled veggies which I’m doing this season. I am getting great white cucumber’s now. So I’ll make a pepper/cuke/green bean pickle 🙂

I’ll take a picture of that when I get it filled up 🙂

I just harvested a gallon of lemon balm and plan on adding it to sun tea. So I best get at it and get it outside for the sun cure 🙂

Blessings to all

 

Beaded Dragonflies

It’s a cold snowy day today. I’m still waiting on my cotton yarn order to come in and there won’t be any mail today 🙂  I hunted through my box of some tatted pieces I had and I am thinking of Spring. And market bags, more knitting. I’m in the mood or knitting mode and it’s hard to shake once I become obsessive with a project. I did manage to get another bag made with the scraps of cotton yarn I had left.

Now that I found these dragonflies again, I can use them to sew on something for adornment. Or make earrings out of them. I like how they turned out. I went with the flow and didn’t write down a pattern for them. Why I stashed these away, I don’t remember!

I hadn’t been in a very creative zone in the longest time, now I feel like I’m bursting with the desire to create things. Guess I should just let “er” loose! lol

When I went to Joann’s online to order some yarn, I noticed there was a contest for “going green” with a certain brand of blended cotton yarn.(2010) I thought that was so awesome! That surely stirred up the creativity of many crafting artists and what a great cause! It’s what I had been thinking about previously. Help Mother Earth out! Get rid of plastic bags!

If I were to imagine all the knitters out there and crochet’ers, and they all made cotton or some other natural fiber market bags to use and share with others, wow,….that would sure be something. That’s a huge community! Nice thought. 🙂

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trying to live as lightly as possible on our beautiful planet

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