Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
So to relax after a busy day today, I did a bit of sewing. Yes, you did read that right. Don may have been heard to mutter "You'd think you'd had enough sewing for the day.." But there were all these lovely strips of material just begging to be made into a teddy bear quilt!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Now, to set the fruit fly traps...
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I have a scary number of links saved under favorites, actually. There's an overwhelming amount of resources on the net. Time for a clean up, me thinks!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I must say, to her defence, that she (and her siblings) did a great job cleaning it off again.
But then, not having had enough mischief for the day, she and her brother decided to dance on the dining table. Can't turn my back for a minute, I tell you! One of them fell off, of course, but thankfully avoided anything more than bruises.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I planted my pumpkin seedlings. I love it when the garden bed is like this - new plants, lots of mulch, looking lovely and neat and full of promise.
The tomato seedlings are just about ready to go in. I tried a few different pots for my seeds, and compared the seeds I had collected and dried (just on paper towel on the window sill) to the 'professionally' collected seeds. Both types of seeds are growing equally as well, but the little 'jiffy' pots (flat packed, expand on watering) have had a much higher rate of success that the little peat pots (I think they dried out too much). So there you go - if I can do it, so can you. Grab yourself some seeds and a pot and go for it!
And I admired this lovely spray of rose buds - I can't believe how many can fit on a branch! I know, it's a teeny picture, but any closer and you'd see the masses of aphids. I'm doing an experiment with banana peel at the moment, to see if it will repel the aphids - I'll let you know how I go.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
And chicken no.2 felt a bit left out because the girls have handbags but he doesn't, so I made him a construction vehicle tote.
Friday, October 10, 2008
-- Thanks, Nicki! It's been a great week. And for my nephew: not a bad first attempt at a bag, eh?? Lets hope there's many more bag-making, mahjong-playing weeks like this in the future. xx Kathy
Monday, October 6, 2008
We have a little river running around the house. Not quite as dramatic as the flash flood we had here when we first arrived (the mailbox and most of the driveway washed away!), but we enjoy every drop of rain around here.
And, it might not look like much, but this is my first attempt at crochet. I cut up an old ripped sheet and re-made it into a bathmat. It's very nice underfoot. A lot of my old sheets seem to be coming to the end of their life, so we might have lots of bathmats soon!