Monday, December 17, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
Yesterday, we went to see the auctions at Alameda--we never have the energy to check them out after spending several hours walking all around the antique market! But the market was postponed due to heavy rain this Sunday, and the rain let up enough so the drive was not bad. I didn't take any pics of the auction stuff, but we also stopped at the Ploughshare Nursery which is along the same street that leads to the antique market--another place we never have energy to see. There was only one person working in a back greenhouse, and we didn't buy anything, but it was interesting to finally explore it.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Ginny celebrated with us in a knitted Pilgrim dress and hat (complete with turkey and pumpkin). These were made for the Edward and Anastasia Bears that were in Your Knitting Life magazine before it folded. I made the cross stitch pumpkins years ago, and purchased the other decorations at various places.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Saturday, November 03, 2012
This morning, a crew showed up and began cutting down the huge pine tree in our neighbors yard that has been the backdrop of our garden ever since we moved here. I got home in time to take a couple shots before they removed the last branch from the top.
Friday, November 02, 2012
Last night, I went to the Knitters Lab vendor mall--it's at the same hotel where it was held last year, very handy for my commute (except the traffic on 101 was horrible!) Anyway, I managed to NOT buy any yarn, but I did invest in a set of color-coded Japanese crochet hooks that I have been coveting, and a lace-edged crochet shawl pattern called "Belle Epoque" by Kira Dulaney.
Monday, October 29, 2012
A friend gave me some free lettuce, onion, and artichoke plants, so I finally used the wooden pallet I picked up this summer. First, we nailed wire mesh over the bottom to discourage gophers, then filled it with soil and added the plants! I also had to dig out three bushes that were not happy in that spot in the garden, so this was a several-hour project, but it looks good. I was inspired by the wood pallet garden on this site.