Sunday, May 31, 2009

Getting Greener All the Time

A few weeks ago the girls and I visited two of our local farmer's markets to see what they were all about. The produce tents reminded us a lot of Mexico and I found so many great deals on amazing fruits & veggies. I also picked up a basil plant to see if I could manage to not kill it.

When we got home, the basil plant got a place of honor on our desk, with great sunlight and daily watering by me. I've enjoyed picking the leaves and adding fresh basil to lasagna, sandwiches and pasta. When Wayne & I went to Mexico last weekend, I forgot to include plant watering in my list about stuff around the house for the girl's sitter.

On Monday, I found a sad, wilted plant.

I was pretty bummed out, but figured a little water might save it. By the time I got home from work Tuesday, the plant was back to it's old self. Hooray!

This morning, we visited another, Sunday-only market that we've not been to because of church, but our service this week is tonight. It was a gorgeous morning to walk around. We grabbed some great produce, once again and scored a big basket of less-than-desirable peaches for $1! We're going to make smoothies so we don't care how they look. :)

One of the plant vendors had some chives & mint plants for sale. Encouraged by the basil plant, we picked them up. Then after a quick stop at Old Time Pottery, we had an afternoon project that everyone could help with.

Emily decorating

Alison decorating

Wayne's finished pot

My Daisy

Happy Herb Garden

$.59 terra cotta pots + crayons + herb plants = great personalized desk garden! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Two-Day Projects

I've not abandoned my Blankie or my sweater, but a few smaller projects have worked their way into my hands over the last week.

For Emily, Legwarmies!!! She loves them and it's a little difficult to get her to not wear them.  As soon as Ali saw them she asked for a pair and some for her arms.  I know it's been raining a lot lately, but these two seem to forget that typical weather this time of year is in the 90s!



Each warmie took just about two days. :)

Before the warmies, I knit up to bibs for one of the ladies who brings her son to the Center.  She's a really great mom and a bit overwhelmed by everything, so I figured a small gift would let her know I care.  I knit two of the Baby Bib O' Loves from Mason-Dixon Knitting.


Friday, May 15, 2009

Fun with PhotoBooth

I sewed some dresses for the girls last weekend.  Nothing to fancy, just a smocked top sundress to wear to church on Mother's Day.  I was getting ready and asked them to take some photos of themselves with PhotoBooth.  I ended up with a lot of this...

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Stitches South: In photos, in reverse

Blogger is being difficult and I'm too sleepy to mess with it.  So, the top photo is my haul -- I spent less than $75 and got everything I need to make a Shalom sweater, which I have already started.  That's some smooshy, beautiful madelinetosh Tosh Worsted.  I *heart* it mucho!!

Next up, Mom, me and Adrienne on the market floor at Stitches.  I wanted to take millions more photos, but there was a no cameras rule which I only broke for a few minutes.

In the car, at yummy breakfast with Amanda at West Egg Cafe and at the Georgia Welcome Center.  It was fun, and fast, road trip -- I hope I get the chance to go again sometime.