Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So Much to Do!

I can't believe that it's been two weeks since my last post. Besides work and the house, I'm now busy getting the gardens cleaned up and ready for planting. I had today off, so I weeded the strawberry and raspberry patches, swept the house and porches, and cleaned my craft room. Now I'm stiff and tired and all I can do is sit here on the sofa. Luckily, I have a good movie to watch (Contact) and stitching to do.

I finally finished this afgan. I wasn't sure how it would turn out since I used two different types of yarns to get the right colors. But I think it will be alright. At first I tried crocheting the squares together, but that made them bubble up. I guess I did it too tight. So I ended sewing them together and I like it much better.

 I finished it off with my usual scallop edge. I really need to learn a new border:)
I also finished the quilt top I've been working on, but I forgot to take a picture. I'll be back with it tomorrow.

I just had to show this picture of our pink dogwood. We planted this baby about five years ago and this is the first year that it's bloomed. I'm so excited!

I know it happens every spring, but it's like I'm seeing all these flowers for the first time. They are just so beautiful and they make me happy!

This area at the side of the house by our main door is what we call the shade garden. Last year we had a big maple tree removed so it's not as shady now. The plants did fine last summer, and we are going to put in some roses in the sunnier areas.

Tomorrow I plan to clean, cut up and freeze these carrots that got left in the ground over the winter. They will be perfect to add to our vegetable soups and pot roasts.

I also have to show you a picture of our little guy, Tad. He's getting so big! And don't you love the red hair? It's even starting to curl a little. 

He loves eating Cheerios!


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I adore that red hair. Your garden is so pretty and your tree is stunning. I too can't seem to stay inside.

Kerin said...

Beautiful border garden!
Love all the gardens around your place.

That little one is growin' like a weed. What a sweetie!

I wish our weather would warm enough to really get out and work in the yard..... drat!
I heard on the news that we may even get more snow tonight... sheesh.

I'll just have to visit your pretty gardens through pictures and enjoy Spring that way... LOL

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Cindy ~~ Tad is so sweet, it amazing how fast the little ones grow.
I know what you mean, every spring it is like your seeing your flowers for the first time. Your gardens are really becoming showy. My daffodils are just starting to open.
I'd love your flowering dogwood!!! Looks like your well on your way into Spring.
Have a wonderful Easter,
Hugs Rosemary...xo

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Beautiful afghan! I agree, no matter how many times you can see the flowers, it is always exciting! Such a precious little one!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

He's adorable!

Your dogwood is pretty! Mine is almost done blooming and leafing out.

LOVE the afghan!