Thursday, April 22, 2010

What a wonderful week!

This lovely award has been given to me by Indigo Blue!

Many thanks to you Indigo Blue, what a lovely surprise.

I now need to pass this on to 10 other beautiful bloggers. Not easy this and I will try to spread these out a bit each time I am lucky enough to get an award. So here goes:

Molly @ Crocheting My Best with My Worsted
Lucy@ Attic24
Suz@ Suz's Crochet Groove
Bev@ One Yarn After Another
Nancy & Gdog@ The Strawberry Mallard
Kate@ The Garden Bell
Deneen@ Yarns and Musings
Paulette@ Beedeebabee
Jeanne@ Creative Bliss
Beansieleigh@ Beansie Babbles
Many thanks to everyone that visits here as well. If I get another award I'll spread it around also. When I get finished with this post I have to go send out a few emails. LOL

Well I finished the scarf I was making for the CAL that's going on over on Crochet Soiree. If anyone is interested, there's still time to crochet that scarf pattern and get it entered before the end of the month. Crochet Soiree and Tamara Gonzales are giving away some really neat prizes to those who enter a scarf that they've completed.
I also finished this baby blanket this month. The body of the blanket was done entirely in backpost sc. It's a Sirdar yarn that's Cotton/Acrylic blend. I really like it but there certainly were a lot of color changes back and forth!
And then to show you one of my prized irises:
Isn't it just a beauty? And here's a picture of the red Azaleas in front of the house:

Aren't they just beautiful also? We have white and pink Azaleas too.
I hope you enjoyed the blog today and will come back to share with me. I'll be bringing back pictures from the Gourd Festival to share with you in a few days. We'll be leaving in the morning and won't be back until Monday. I'm so thankful that my oldest son will be here to take care of everything. Have a great weekend everyone.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

How does your garden grow?

Well friends I haven't had a lot of time to do any blogging lately as I've been very busy in the greenhouse and garden. I don't know if I've mentioned it before but my hubby and I have been growing flowers and gardening for the past few years. This year was "the" year to sell some flowers that we have propagated, so for the past few weeks we have been going to the local "Farmers Market" in a town about 15 miles from us to sell them. It was a slow start but things have started getting better. We've sold Tulips, Irises, and Loblolly Pines. This week we have Shasta Daisies, Torch Lilies, Liriope grass and some vegetables that we've gotten started in our greenhouse.....cucumbers, squash, zucchini and luffah. Yes I've been really busy and it's been especially hard on me because I can only do a little at a time and then I'm not good for anything for awhile. Boo Hoo! So enough of that.

I have however been trying to blog hop as much as possible because you all give me such inspiration and instruction. I haven't had time to do a lot of posting on your blogs but rest assured I have been reading and learning all I can.

Weekend after next we're going to go to a Gourd Festival in Missouri. It's a two day event in Sedalia, MO. We're hoping to learn a lot about Gourd Art while there. Gourds are another thing that we've planted. My hubby is quite the artist though he won't admit it and I would like to give a go at gourd painting. The festival that we are going to has classes on all types of gourd art. I think it will really be fun. I've been assured that there will be plenty of places where I can sit down. I plan on taking my camera with me and getting as many pictures as possible. In the meantime whenever I'm at the Farmers Market or at home in the evening, I'm crocheting my little heart out! I'll be posting some more pictures of crochet projects I've completed soon.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

What a giveaway!

If you haven't heard about it yet IHAN (I have a notion) they have a fantastic giveaway going on!!! This is there one year anniversary and they are giving away fantastic gifts everyday for 30 days. Unfortunately, I just found out about it but there is still time to enter for some fantastic prizes. Here's their information for getting to where you need to be:
 Blog Link:
Website Link :  Please go there and give it a look see, what a terrific store to check out.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April is here!

I'm sure that Spring is here in the first part of April, but I wanted to share my last crochet experience if you will for the month of March. As you know, March was National Crochet month and my last crochet thing that I did was to crochet on the courthouse square in a town close to me. My husband and I were selling tulips and irises which we have been growing for the past few years at the Farmers Market which is held on the courthouse square every Wednesday and Saturday. As we waited for customers I had my bag of crochet and worked on it. I got to talk to several people about crochet while we were there which was a lot of fun. We've been so busy planting seed for our garden that its been hard finding the time to crochet at all. But crochet I have at every available moment!

I want to remind everyone about the Crochet-A-Long which is being held over on the Crochet Soiree website. The CAL starts on April 5th and runs through the end of the month. You should really go on over and sign up and join in "cause in addition to the CAL, they are also going to have some fantastic giveaways! Go on over and check it out  Hope to see you all there!