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Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Gardens are Growing!



For some insane reason, we seem to plant bigger gardens every year, even though there are only the two of us that enjoy the fresh vegetables. This year we have our own 2 gardens, plus 2 plots that our neighbor wasn't going to use this year.
This is garden #1 - onions, lettuce, spinach, carrots, beets, swiss chard, parsnips

This is garden #2 - turnips, asparagus, peas, beans, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberries

Garden #3 - tomatoes, peppers, and pole beans

Garden #4 - buttercup and butternut squash

Today we had our first feed of beet greens
I have been knitting up a storm lately, trying to get some things ready to enter in the provincial exhibition in August. Here are a few pictures of what I have done so far.
These will be my entry for fancy mitts

These are my entry for hat and mitten combo

My entry for work socks

My entry for fancy socks

We had a couple of grandchildren spend the night last night, and today our son Russ and his 2 children came over for a visit too.
Jessica, Emily, and Lincoln

Lincoln and Hayden

Russ
Hayden and Russ


My hubby, Dale

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Say It With Flowers Blog Hop

Today is my day for the Say It With Flowers Blog Hop.Say It With Flowers Schedule
 Spring has been very slow arriving here on the east coast of Canada, but we do have a few flowers appearing in our garden.
Pansies

Bleeding Hearts

Tulips

Azalea

Now you know who we have to thank for this hop; don't you? ....yes; our wonderful Madame Samm, and the fantastic Carol.....and don't forget our  sponsors,  Andover.
Let's get to what I made for this hop. I wanted a couple of placemats to use when we eat outside on the patio table, so I made a couple of tulip placemats. The pattern for the tulips is from Bee in my bonnet

 And because knitting is my other passion, and I have three co-workers who are expecting babies this fall, I made this cute little baby hat with a flower.
Please be sure to visit all the rest of the lovely blogs that are participating in the hop:

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                                                                    Meadowbrook