Saturday, June 28, 2008

What happened to the time?

I have been busy lately, and haven't blogged for a while, but Marion was nice enough to remind me I should. I guess I have been so busy with summer things, I forgot to blog. Please forgive me lol.
Things are growing like crazy and I have been torn between knitting, spinning, cleaning, gardening, and canning. I have also been confused about the days. I tried to send Rochelle to camp on the 16th even though I knew it didn't start till the 23rd, but I still was confused enough to try.
But now I will try to get back on track. Opal has asked how the garden is doing, so I was good and took some pictures.
First I give you a picture of my garden today. Not doing too bad at moment. The broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and tomatoes are growing well at moment.

The beans have shot up and weeding is now very minimal.
Sweet cherries came in, so I canned up some Sweet Cherry and Almond jam, and even tried my hand at some Mulberry Jelly today.
I was trying to find a picture so you could see some diffrences in the back yard this week, I only could find one of the old garage in this one:

Now you see it above, and below, its gone!It actually came down in one day, although they are still working at getting the remains cleared out. It has made the alley easier to see for both myself (which is a good thing) and the dogs (which is a not so good thing) as now they can see others there too.

I have been working at the shop a bunch and have also been knitting up a scarf in the past week. I found the pattern easy to memorize and fast to knit, although I do admit to getting a bit tired of the color at some points. It took only a week to do , though, and was a fun time with the beads.Pattern: Heather Undulating Waves Scarf
Yarn : Schaefer Heather
Beads: size 6
Needle: Size 5
I really was sort of sad to see it finished, but I am also glad. I can now start another project to get done. This one is now at Delightful Ewe as a model. Don't forget to check the new class list!

Now to work on other projects, and as I am going to be celebrating my 7th yr anniversary soon, DH is off on vacation this week. Will keep you posted on what we get into, maybe a trip or two to a Amish sale, or some green houses.
Have a safe week.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Roses..... Love them!

June is the month for roses, and my yard is providing me with alot of them.
So I was out snapping some pictures of them before they all fade away.
The one above is one of my favorites, a simple pink rose.
This one however is like the old fashioned cabbage roses. I so love the scent of them, heady and wonderful.
How could one not love the bounty of June? Did I mention that strawberries came in this week too? It will be a good week.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Whats for Breakfast?

Today is Opal's last day here, I am so sad to see her go, I decided to make a special breakfast for her. I give you my Mini Quiche's:
These are in Puff Pastry, with bacon, asparagus, egg and cheese. Very Yummy if I do say so myself. I made extra today and put most in the freezer as I really hate heating up the house in summer.
I have also been busy doing some dyeing:
Both of these are up for sale in my shop on Etsy.
Yesterday we took a trip to the Schwab Estate in Lorretto Pa. It was built by Charles Schwab, but is now a Franciscan Friary. The gardens are open to the public but unfortunately the Mansion itself is not. I can just imagine what the view is from the master suit.
Anyhow, tomorrow I drive Opal to Pittsburgh to catch her flight home. Its been a fun month!