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Life

Life is hectic for us over here.

We have been busy with the kids, work, house. You know how it goes.

I did have sewing projects. I have completed several diaper orders and working on one at the moment. I have also been knitting like mad.

I just did not have the time to come here and update the blog. With everything else that goes on in our daily life, this blog just slip through the cracks.

Or maybe, I am just not that much of a blogger. :)

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It's fun when you share a hobby with your kid

My daughter has caught the sewing bug.

She has been sewing whenever she has free time. She made herself blanket. She made her brother a small pouch. She made a stuffed toy for her baby brother. Her stitches are much more tidy than when she started. She's been wanting to make herself an apron and a skirt.

We've been strolling down the fabric isles at JoAnn and oohing and aahing over fabrics.

It's FUN!

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Summer breeze

I just realized I haven't put up any post since May.

Things have been going at a fast clip. This summer seems to be passing by so fast. We had so many plans of what to do this summer. We did quite a few, and some fell in the cracks.

Mostly we were busy with the kids activities.

I did put in two veggie beds. They aren't raised beds, but they have the plot of raised beds. The veggies are producing. With the drought during June and July, the veggie production has been a bit off. We are getting tomatoes, beans, peas, cucumbers, bell peppers and hot poppers out of them. There are also more on the vines. Also, there are a few eggplant fruits growing, more bell peppers, and we have several heads of cabbages in the making.

The are a couple potatoes plants growing in the potato towers. I'm excited and can't wait to see what we'll get out of them.

We cut way back on gardening this year, and it turned out to be a sound plan. We may expand again next year, but this year, having two small beds worked out well for us.

On the sewing front, I have been sewing fitted diapers to fill in orders. I am about to mail a couple today. I haven't been able to sew as much as I'd have liked, but I can't complain. I get commissions knitting or crocheting longies, soakers and stockings. Those take time to make. However, the pay is much higher and I get to play with yarn!

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Coming back



Most of the herbs I planted last year came back this spring. They are still in the pots I put them in then.

So for this year, I have Italian oregano, rosemary, parsley, chives, tarragon and lavender. That should be enough herbs for my kitchen.

Or maybe, I should check on the basil and mint on the ground. I might need to add basil and mint.


The rhubarbs are getting huge. Several of them are ready for eating. I found a recipe for a rhubarb custard pie the other day. I am going to have to talk to my husband into making it. He's better at making custards than I am. I don't have the patience. :)

The fence garden is doing well. I don't have to spend much time there. My husband cleaned it out last week.





I finished cleaning out the front flower bed. I got a few pots on the back deck cleaned. I guess I'll get the flowers this weekend to fill up the pots and the bed.

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