Thursday, June 17, 2010

Garden Update

This is a picture of my tomato vines. There are three of them and I have them growing on a fence so they will grow up instead of spreading out on the ground. I thought this would make picking easier. The fence is 4 foot tall and the tomato vines are to toe top already. I don't know where I will go from here. They took a beating during that hail storm we had a few weeks ago, but as you can see they have bounced back with a vengeance. All the tomatoes that were on the vines at the time of the storm were destroyed but I have plenty of blooms and little tomatoes now.
This is the end of the garden where I have my black-eye peas planted.They are beginning to send out runners and I am training them to climb the fence.
This picture shows my pepper plants, and the new lettuce that I planted about 2 weeks ago. Also, the soaker hose watering system. I have it on a timer at the faucet so it will water everything for me, even if I am not home.
My egg plants are doing good. they have a lot of blooms and a few small egg plants on them already. These are the long skinny variety that my husband likes cooked on the grill.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby Bubble

This is my Granddaughter, Lucy. She is wearing a baby bubble that I made following instructions from a Sew Beautiful magazine that I purchased about 11 years ago. I crocheted around the Peter Pan collar and the cuffs on the sleeves. It has knife pleats in the front and back to give it more room (the bubble effect), and snaps between the legs.
Lucy looks just beautiful in it. Blue is definitely her color.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pineapple Table Topper

I made this table topper a few years ago. The original pattern called this a table runner, and it was supposed to be made with size 30 crochet thread and a size 10 crochet hook, but I wanted it larger than that so I used size 10 (bedspread weight) crochet thread and a size 8 hook. I still have to work in all the tails, and block it out, but I think when I get it done it will fit the top of my table exactly. The booklet this pattern came from is a very old one, originally printed in 1946 by The Spool Cotton Company.