In the Garden: Early June 2015

I had been intending to post weekly updates of our garden, but somehow there just doesn't seem to be enough time and things in the garden change so quickly that the photos always seem so far behind what is actually happening. I also wanted to share a post on setting up the garden... and do plan to go back and do that but for now here is a somewhat recent look at the garden. The photos were taken June 1st.

In the garden this year we have:

  • Pole Beans
  • Snap Peas
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Several varieties of Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Popcorn
  • Variety of Herbs
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Summer Squash

 

Garden Beds Early June

Our main garden is made up of : 4 - 4x7 Beds, 1 - 4x6 bed, 1 - 4x4 bed, 2 - 5x8 beds.

 

We invited a few new helpers to the garden. Ladybugs were an impulse buy the girls really wanted the last time we made a trip to the garden store.

 

Several ladybugs have definitely stuck around.

 

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Emma's Garden Primitives Give-away :: Needle Felting Kit & Roving

Emma's Garden Primitives Needle Felting Kit

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Would love to try this craft, the colors are beautiful and I like the blue colors although they are all delightful.

 

COUPON: 10% off with coupon code WEEFOLKFRIEND until June 21, 2015

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Learn-to-Knit Afghan Block Five

Learn-to-knit afghan block four lattice seed stitch

This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knitIf you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.  

 

Block Five: Diagonal Ribbing

Introductory Post 

Block Four: Lattice with Seed Stitch

Block Six: Twisted and Crossed Ribbing

 

Getting Started Knitting

If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once  you...Read more

Morse Code Bracelets

Several weeks ago I was perusing the internet as I am inclined to do, oohing and aahing over this and that, when I happened upon a scathingly brilliant idea! If you don't get The Trouble With Angels reference, let's just say I thought the idea was brilliant! I was over at Honestly WTF when I saw her Morse Code Bracelets. 

Anyway, as soon as I saw them I knew I had to make them for a couple of my dearest friends. So, I ordered supplies including an assortment of colors of the perfectly shaped and delicate Miyuki Delica Seed Beads. I got the supplies in a couple of hours before we were leaving for a weekend visit with the grandbabies. Very few things could actually have separated me from those beads, and I had to wait until I returned home to start on this project.

Almost as soon as I got home, I set to work... or actually... I set to play! First, I thought about what secret messages I wanted to work into the bracelets. I can't tell you what messages I shared with...Read more

Dragonfly Coloring Page

 

 

DRAGONFLIES AT PLAY by Kimara Wise

When fairies were created,
I think it’s safe to say,
That someone watch the dragonflies,
Joyously at play.

They dance among the flowers,
The flit among the leaves,
Lapping up the dewdrops,
Like early morning thieves.

Their wings are iridescent,
They’re delicate and fine,
Like oil upon the water,
Or silver in a mine.

But if you dare approach them,
They’ll swiftly fly away,
These creatures are illusive,
And seldom ever stay.

Both fairies and the dragonflies,
Are lovely, gay and swift,
And every time I spy one,
It is a precious gift.


Our Dragonfly Coloring Page is based on our Dragonfly Applique


The Dragonfly Coloring Page can be found HERE.

The Dragonfly Applique Block can be found HERE.

The June Applique Collection can be found HERE.

The Coloring Page Gallery can be found HERE


 

 

 

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Summer Tank Top Knitting Patterns

I love summer knitting. Although autumn and winter seem like the more prevalent times for knitting and of course include big chunky fabrics, warm woolen accessories, and elicit images of knitting curled up by the fire, the summer can be just as wondrous to the avid knitter. In the summer we can enjoy the silky smooth fibers of silk, bamboo, and linen. We can make drapy, light weight fabrics, adorned with lacy open-work designs. Airy, breezy, beautiful. As a knitter with animal fiber allergies, I spend the winter months searching for replacement yarns, never able to use the yarns suggested by the pattern designer, but in the summer I am free to order exactly the yarn recommend since most are plant fiber based. And since we are trying to cover so much less surface area in the summer, the projects work up quickly.

Right now I'm on the hunt for the perfect tank or two for myself. I've narrowed the potential list down to these lovely designs. So what do you think? Which one (or two) shall I make?

 

Chevron Knit Tank...Read more

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