Our First Harvest

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While watering the garden this evening I noticed these little red tops poking out of the ground.  We have radishes!!!  I am not really sure what I do with radishes.  They were Ben’s choice of seed to plant in the garden (because they were red…. his favorite colour!).  But I better quickly learn as in the next week we are going to have quite a lot of them.  Radishes anyone…????

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Linking up with  – Life Made Lovely Monday xo

My ‘Inner Granny’ Returns

I haven’t sewn, quilted or stitched anything really since Ben has been born.  I am not sure why ….. but I do plan to make up for it.     I do recall I used to get the odd ribbing for sewing….a ‘oh you are such a Granny!!’ comment,  but four years later it has become the modern thing to do!!  I have a cupboard full of goodies and a whole room I can set up.  Time to get sorted.

I thought this would be a great way to dust off the Bernina.  Heather from Blessed Little Nest (in the USA) is hosting a Hoop Art Swap.   Heather collected the names of people who wanted to participate through her blog, paired us up and we make a hoop art and swap it with them.  Just a bit of fun.  My partner is Sena from By the Bluegrass (Louisville, Kentucky USA).

I finished my hoop art last night.  I made two because I liked it so much.  One to keep and one to send to Sena.   I think it is cute…. I hope Sena likes it.  My inner Granny has returned…..

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and surprise, surprise it has bunting on it…..

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Oh Dear….. and YAY!!!

GardenOH DEAR….. our little vegetable patch has seen better days.  Something is eating our radishes.  Our zucchinis and pumpkin have a ‘damp fungus’ and our beans look very sick.  I clipped leaves off all of these plants and headed to our local nursary for a little help.  Luckily nothing is very serious and all can be fixed with a little love and care.  So with a few sprays and powders  (natural of course) things should be back on track.

On a more exciting note ….. when I was watering the garden this evening I noticed WE HAVE TOMATOES……YAY!!!  Ben wanted to pick them then and there.  I think I convinced him that we need to wait until they change colour to red.  I hope it happens quickly as he is busting and so am I.  Home grown tomato on toast……  memories from my childhood xoxo.

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Star Wars & Bunting

It’s that wonderful time of the year…… the preparation for Ben’s Birthday.  It is no secret that I love birthdays, birthday parties, and all things that make them wonderful.  So this year Ben is having a small (family and neighbors) Star Wars Lego party.  I started on the invitation today and didn’t expect the reaction I received.  You see I put bunting on it and apparently Star Wars and Bunting don’t go!!!  My brother-in-law even went as far as comparing it to putting X Men in tutus.  Andrew tried to tell me there is not such thing as Star Wars bunting.   And my sister-in-law said it makes the Star Wars characters seem a little feminine.  But I love it!!   More importantly Ben thinks it is amazing!!!  I think this will be the last year I can get away with  bunting for his birthday.  So in my world Star Wars and bunting are a perfect match!!!

A few hours later…… I rethought the whole bunting thing and went with stars.  I still prefer the bunting….hehehhe!

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