Friday, April 16, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Now I'm putting it away until after break since I can add the dots that go in the white stripe one or two at a time on school nights. I've got other things on my vacation agenda! strawberry jam, cleaning out my closet, shopping, playing with the plants on the patio, lots of grading...
We estimated that I have done about 12,000 applique stitches so far on this top. I think there are 22 more dots in the border and we assumed 100 stitches per dot - YOU do the math.
ps: about the sweet peas in the previous post - notice that all the other pots on the table that don't contain spiked plants or other squirrel defense (chicken wire) are empty and sad. And the chives I planted in the sweet pea pot last year seem to have decided to wait until now to grow. More evidence of the gray thumb.
pps: I wish the squirrels would eat the snails instead of both of them eating my plants.
There's no way I can claim to have a green thumb, in fact I'm probably closer to the black thumb. But look! I grew some sweet peas from seed and they actually have flowers now. We've been lucky with rain - maybe that's what did it.
I've got a much bigger bunch of them in another container but I'm waiting for them to flower to show them off :)