Saturday, June 28, 2008

You asked for it...

and here it is!!! We figure we have about 50 lbs of zucchini harvested so far, yes, so far!!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Zucchini zucchini

coming out my ears. We have just had our first harvest of zucchini from our garden. This year I haven't been as motivated as I have in the past years. We didn't go strawberry picking at all this year. I didn't can any strawberry jam. We have our garden but it is really on auto pilot now.

But we just got our first harvest and I know I have a bushel of zucchini!! I need to pull out my cheese grater and make some zucchini bread and then make some for the neighbors, then freeze some that is grated for bread later. I also need to pull up that recipe for the squash pickles and make relish again.... now where did I post that thing???

Seasons of the year

Fall and Winter seem to be the times of the year where I tend to pick up knitting, crocheting, and yarn projects. Spring and summer are the times I lean towards scrapbooking and paper crafts. I figure it is natural and normal, plus it gives me variety through the year.

But this past week I have picked back up my knitting. I reached for it because I knew I couldn't take my scrapbooking with me to spend the weekend camping but could maybe do a little knitting. So I found myself dusting off the sticks with a quick little project. It is a dishcloth. Nothing big and mostly all knits. It is the traditional pattern K2 YO K to the end for a while and then K1, K2 together, YO, K2 together and K to the end. until you reduce to three and tie off. I love these little guys. They are great for dish cleaning, body cleaning and house cleaning. I use 100% cotton yarn and it makes for easy washing. The only thing I don't like is that the colors tend to fade with use but I suppose that is to be expected.

I will post a picture soon. Don't think that I have given up on scrapbooking. Now that I am on summer break I expect to get this Disney album done in the next week or so (if not shoot me...) and the back to 2004 pictures. Oh, I am so so behind. I envy those girls who say they are all caught up.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day Cards

I make cards and the give them away as quick as I make them. I always forget to take a picture of them. Today I remembered. Actually, My husband remembered and got me to take the pictures. So here they are.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Birthday Invitations!!

These are the birthday invitations that I made for my son and daughter's birthday parties.

I used the Imagineque stamps and colored them with watercolor pencils. The blue paper is bo bunny and the pink and green papers are from the Spring paper collection from DCWV. The print is from the Microsoft Word 2007 fonts. I was pleased at how they turned out.
Also if you like cards but don't like to make them yourself. Check out Kelli Caslow's ETSY shop here. Her cards are to die for and she hand draws all her kids. Check it out. I think you will be impressed!