Sunday, August 21, 2011


My Dad and I went with my Uncle to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum last week. My Uncle is a Master Gardener and took us to show us the border he designed and planted.

While we were there we took a tour of the grounds. Check out this tree, it is a Weeping Beech.  This is just one tree, my father is standing in front of it to give an idea of how big it really is.  The following pictures are taking from "inside" the tree. They built a small deck aroung the base of it so the roots don't get damaged from people walking on it.

And finally, these are the Osprey that live at the Arboretum. The nests are waaaaay up high.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Summer Heat

Its been awhile since I've posted. I don't have to many finished items to share so I'll tell what WIP'S I have. There is a sock on the needles, I finished the first one and just turned the heel on the second last night. Tonight I hope to pick up the gusset stitches and start the gusset. I am crocheting a baby blanket that I will be selling. I am using Pound of Love and a stitch I found in one of those "100 Afghan Stitches" books. It's a time consuming pattern but it looks pretty. I'm going to be opening an Etsy shop soon so I have to get to work on some things for that. 

My zucchini garden has been amazing. I am growing regular zucchini and round zucchini. They are called '8 Ball'. They are really good. So far I have frozen about a dozen quart size bags of cut up zucchini.  The tomatos are coming in too. Right now it is mostly the grape and cherry ones. I am waiting for the larger ones to start making sauce. 

Well, I think that covers my summer so far. I'll let you know when I finish the socks.

Butterfly/Azalea Dress

I've created a new dress from the Butterfly Top and Azalea Dress, basically you start with the butterfly top, then after about 3 or 4 ro...