See My Garden Grow

July 8th, 2008



It’s a tiny garden (actually just a ledge with about 10 planters), but it’s growing. I’ve had about 15 strawberries off of four plants that started blooming a couple weeks ago. If I had space, I would have a whole host of vegetables, herbs, and berries. My neighbor has raspberries, blackberries, grapes, cherries, apples, and peaches, which make such a lovely yard I can hardly stand it. For now, I have my ledge.

The Fourth of July weekend was so nice and relaxing. We spent it with friends, worked on projects, and a took a short jaunt to the mountains to take in the glacier springs, pine forests, and warm sun. It was a perfect weekend. I made a whole lot of progress on my quilt; it’s almost all pieced together. Sew Simple magazine has asked me to write a few articles for their upcoming issues, which I’m just ecstatic about. I made the project for the magazine (don’t worry, I’ll tell you when it’s closer to the press date) and got the tutorial all written out. I still need to test my own writing and make a test of the pattern, so I don’t throw anyone for a loop.

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  • 1. Helen  |  July 9th, 2008 at 4:21 am

    I love your strawberries – I’m trying to get organised to plant some too! I’m reading a really lovely book called “Window Box Allotment” by Penelope Bennett its both really informative plus its a lovely entertaining read.

    Congratulations on your magazine articles commission too!

  • 2. Aja  |  July 9th, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    So cute! My strawberries are all done and tapped out, we moved all the wild strawberries in the garden to a pretty strawberry patch which turned into the ground hog’s personal strawberry retreat. Hmph.

    That is WONDERFUL about the articles, can’t wait to see them!

  • 3. Nancy Cook  |  July 10th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I’ve got all those plants your neighbor has in my front yard plus more. The squirrels are my issue because they keep stealing stuff. It’s so rewarding to go and pick your own even if it’s a tiny garden. O, and seeing a lovely cardinal yesterday in my apple tree was nice too.

    Congratulations on your magazine articles. Great new and so exciting. I can’t wait to check them out.

  • 4. jen  |  July 13th, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    ooh, i love sew simple! i’ve been browsing through the 2nd last edition for a few months now. haven’t fully attempted any projects yet, though.

    congrats on being asked!

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