Wednesday, May 26, 2010

mmm...mmm good

I can think of few things that are better than fresh strawberries from the garden!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The crops are in and up

Spring has come and has seemed to turned into summer quickly by the looks of the forcast. As the saying goes, "you can almost hear the corn grow by walking in the fields."
I took a few pictures of the crops for those less able to walk the fields themselves. The cattle are all doing well and the pastures are growing well.

The corn is v3 to v4 and the soybeans emerged over the weekend and are big enough to row.

Also, the 'ditchweed' is growing without any assistance as usual.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

summer is almost here!

I have 12 teaching days left in the school year! I am so ready for a break and more moments like this:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

More sewing

I've made a few more blankets over the last few weeks and last night I attempted my first tote bag from scratch. All have turned out great! Here are the baby blankets I've made.

I love the green and blue together. This blanket was given to Trevor Anthony, Rebecca's new baby cousin, born to Dan's sister Debbie and her husband Greg. This next blanket I sewed ric-rac inside the edge. It worked out pretty well, but was a lot of work because I felt like I was sewing blind. I only had to go back a resew a small portion. I love this last fabric! Sorry it's upsidedown :) Here is the tote that I made. This week is Teacher Appreciation and also Daycare Provider Appreciation. So this bag is for Angie, who watches Rebecca. I have put lining in already made totes a few times, but this is the first time that I made the tote myself. I also put interfacing in the tote so it would stand up on it's own. I love how it turned out! It only took a 1/2 yard of each fabric. I filled the bag with some books for the kids. Rebecca was so excited to give Angie her "surprise" this morning.