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It's that time

We have been dragging our feet when it comes to cleaning the garden and around the yard. Been too busy with work and kids.

It is time to do it though. We have to put some effort to clean and plan out the main garden this coming weekend.

The rhubarb is growing and it is already huge! Next to it, two bushes of black eyed susans are growing, too. Of course, the lilies. ;-) I love planting things only once and have them grow on their own each year. :)

I am working on two knitting and one crocheting projects at the moment. Two are for sales, one for fun.

I am also contemplating making a few palazzo pants for myself. I like to wear something loose and these pants are definitely loose! Since it is loose, I can wear them to pray, which is a bonus.

My daughter has caught the sewing bug. She has been making things from her sewing project book. She made a couple of skirts for herself, with grandma's help. She completed several small hand sewn projects. Here's a couple of what she did.





She did a great job! I'm so proud of her. :)

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Round one of longies done.

I have two set of 4 pairs of longies to do.

The sock monkey longies completed one set.



This is my own pattern. It was quite fun trying to figure out how to do it. :)

I am taking a break from making longies at the moment. Currently I have one project on my knitting needles. This project is for a special someone.
Not telling here who it's for, mind you. ;-D

Moving on.

I have been looking for ideas on how put in our veggie garden this year. I am thinking to cut down the size of the garden. I want to do only two rows of say 4'x16'. Each row will be compacted with various plants.

Something like below but with more longer row, in ground, not in raised beds.


Photo courtesy of Boys' Life, The Official Publication of Boy Scouts of America.

I'd like to let the grass grow back on the end section of the old garden. When we get a new swing set, that's where I am thinking to put it. Move it forward, away from the back fence and the trees.

On other topic, we have been making changes in our house. We moved furniture around. I am waiting for my friends to drop off a couple of tall bookcases she's giving me before everything can be in its place. The cool things about all these are one, after 5 years, I finally have a dedicated office space in my house. Number two, with the new office space and plenty of storage, I get to empty out my small closet in our bedroom, take out all the work files and supplies. I can now store half of my sewing and knitting supplies in that closet.

All in all, what I got from this are a dedicated office area (I do administrative work for a few small businesses owned by one family, and a bookkeeping job on the side), and a dedicated sewing/craft area for my diaper/knitting business.

I am Jack of all Trades (if you wanted to be PC, it should be Jill, but I don't care) but not an expert at any of them. At least I don't think I am. Lots to learn still. :)

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Productive weekend!

I am tired. But it's the good kind of being tired.

My husband and I did a of things that we have been wanting to get done at our house this weekend.

We got the curtains up in all bedrooms on the second floor. I bought the material at JoAnn yesterday and today, and saved $120 on the fabric alone. The fleece were on sale, and I have several coupons to use.

We decided to use fleece for the curtains because, again, it would give nice insulation against the cold during this winter. I noticed that our bedroom was a bit warmer tonight and not drafty around the sliding door area like usual. It works!


Daughter's room. There is a bit of green in the fabric that matches the wall color.


The boys' room. Monsters!!! I love this print.



Our bedroom.

We also cleaned up daughter's room. Threw out a bunch of junk, sorted her clothes and gave away those that didn't fit anymore. We moved the furniture around so there would be enough room to put in a desk that we received from a family friend, and an empty floor space in the middle where she and her brothers could play.

It felt good to get all these done.

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Hey look, an update! :)

It's been almost a month since my last post. I am getting bad at updating this blog. Two things; a baby and all of us have been taking turn being sick.

Yup. Those are enough to stop a lot of activities.

During this past month, I actually managed to sew a LOT of diapers; four pockets, six all-in-ones, six covers and twelve fitted. 28 pieces in all. One box of a dozen diapers went to Malaysia. I had a diaper order that went to Australia.

Out of those twelve fitted diapers, eight went to stock up my store and half of those are sold. I guess I better get busy again.

When I can find the time, that is.

I made two AIOs and a pocket for my son. Love them. I made them so it would make it easier for my husband to use. He wouldn't have to mess with the prefolds and covers, of which I like to use for son.

Right now, I am almost done knitting an overall for a friend's baby. After that, I have a commission to knit monster pants for another good friend's baby. :)






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