Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Not Much Sewing, but a bit of Crocheting

There has not been much sewing going on around here.  I did think about sewing.  That counts too, doesn't it? 

But I did do some crocheting.  One of our Tuesday morning members had a pattern that was based on a little crocheted blanket shown on "Call the Midwife".  I love that show, so I decided to make the blanket.  You can find it on  It was easy peasy,   I finished it and donated it to the church. 

I also found the photo of my amaryllis.  This bulb was dormant and sitting behind some other dormant bulbs.  I spied a little flower stalk on it and decided to take it out to see what it would become.  I watered it and was not disappointed. 

We bought William a Turtle sandbox.  He loves it!  He just couldn't stop playing in it.

Do you see those purple flowers behind him?  Those are lungwort or pulmonaria.  They are already in bloom.  Pretty, eh?

That's it for today.  Hope to have some sewing to show you soon.


Monday, April 11, 2016

I've Been AWOL for a Long Time.

Things have not been easy since my last post.  I have not done a lot of sewing.  But I did find some 12 inch blocks.  I sewed them together, just to get them out of my UFO bin.  Here is what I accomplished.  It's totally scrappy.

I also made a pair of socks for William.  These are to go inside his Wellies to keep his feet dry and warm.

He has not been feeling well over the past week.  He had an ear infection and needed antibiotics.  He is feeling better today, but yesterday was another story.  He went to sleep on the kitchen floor, right in front of the dishwasher.

I was on antibiotics too.  That is my main reason for not blogging.  I had an infection in my foot and my leg became red and sore.  The infection had spread.  So I went to the hospital and after 5 hours, they gave me an injection pump.  A nurse had to come each day to re-program it.  I had to carry the pump around my neck.  It was not fun.  I had no energy or interest in blogging.  But I did plant a few lettuce seeds.  they are coming up nicely.  If we could just get rid of the cold and snow things would be ideal.

An orchid was hiding in the back of the other plants.  It flowered and looks amazing.

That's about all for now.  I have some more flowers, but I can't find them.  I know I downloaded them.  So I will save them for later.