Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial day weekend so far!

Yesterday I spent a wonderful few hours at Clines Plant Farm- The Mustard Seed Retreat taking a Succulent wreath class.  Clines is out in the country, so the setting for the class is beautiful, and so relaxing. We sat outdoors, birds chirping and  a couple of 4 week old kittens jumping out of their bed to explore.  One in particular was determined to go find her mom on her own and kept meowing loudly until the mommy cat appeared to take a rest with the kittens and feed them.

The making of the wreath was really enjoyable, very easy and I would highly recommend her classes if you live in the Columbus Ohio area.

Close up of side
The wreath will sit flat for two weeks to allow everything to take root and then I can hang it up in the garden, probably on the brick fence.  Clines also has all sort of neat items to repurpose and I did. My son has an internship at Scotts in Chemical engineering this summer, so when I saw a vintage Scotts spreader, I bought it.  I cut a piece of shelving down to fit inside the spreader, and bought some petunia's at Lowes and voila!
Next I plan on filling in around the planter with some pebbles and potted plants but this is so far.  

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Our Iris's are blooming!

Beautiful,  the dark purple have just bloomed this morning so no picture yet.
On another note, finished my Southwest Wrap, blocked and photographed Ravelry project.  This so reminds me of the colors of New Mexico.  New Mexico is beautiful, I would move there in a heartbeat. Just wish I had discovered it as a 20 something year old, I couldn't leave my grandkids and kids behind in Ohio, but in an alternate life, I'd love to live there.  Plan on vacationing there as often as possible.  

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Some sewing!  Finished a bag for the gym, pool and summer.  The floral is an oilcloth, the sides a mesh fabric, and the red is a batik cotton.

I love the pocket on the side, zippered, and then also an open pocket. The black strap per the pattern should have been covered with the red cotton, but I liked it better this way. The pattern is the Vaca Bag, and all the fabric was purchased at Quilt Trends.  I didn't take the class, but they are offering one now.  Pretty easy to sew, though do use clips to hold your seams, since this is plastic and vinyl.