Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Beads for Ebay - 7-16-09

Just a quick post to preview some new beads - check back tomorrow for a free bead giveaway!



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Garden Week 14!




The garden bed is full!

At last count we have 15 tiny tomatoes on six plants, 11 basil plants, two peppers, six squares of spinach, four squares of snap peas, three squares of lettuce, two of kale, four of carrots, one of cilantro, three pole beans and seven strawberry plants. Whew!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Garden - Week 10



We're just about to allocate the last few spots in our garden - Tomatoes, peppers and planting the basil outside are slated for next weekend.

The basil is doing pretty well, we've been doing the dance of taking it outside during the day and bring them in at night and all 50+ of them have at least six leaves. I've been suggesting to Zac that we might give a couple away but he is unwilling to share.

See that lovely large Strawberry? It disappeared. This would by my third strawberry casualty to date. One that I plucked prematurely, two that I found on the ground next to the pot (maybe it's just people bumping them? I've tried to put the berries back in the pot but they don't want to), and now three, mysterious disappearance.

And last we have the lovely snap peas. You can't see them well in this photo but there are actual several peas already on the vines, I expect we'll be fighting over them next week. We also planted pole beans in the planter behind the snap peas, they've been in there for about a week and are just starting to peak out. They should be interesting, the seeds in the packet were definitely not what we expected.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Beads for Ebay 5/21 - Ents!

Watch out! My beads are being overtaken by forest creatures. At first I was calling these Alien Creatures:

And I definitely see a little creature here, sort of a mouse-like thing with a curled tail.

But then I made this next set and focal. And I kept see eyes poking their way out of tree bark. And what trees have eyes? Ents! Maybe they should be Alien Ents, either way you'll find them on ebay tomorrow.

Teague

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Garden - Week 9






So I missed a week in there due to being out of town. This post features photos from May 15th - Our garden is getting more robust by the day:

First we have spinach, lettuce, cilantro and some snap peas. All doing nicely.

Next up is the Spinach and Kale - These are now making a dent in our grocery bill, we're eating them almost daily.

The snap peas are really taking off and need to be trellised. We've got the bamboo in there, just haven't tied the twine yet.
This strawberry is Almost ripe. Not quite.

Basil is just about ready to go into the ground. It's so hard to let go.

Monday, May 18, 2009

New Beads for Ebay - 5/19/09

Whew! I'm finally getting back into the groove after my little trip to California. I have some lovely beads to show, available on ebay:

Gilded Cove - A lovely piece with just a hint of dichro glowing from within.


Hypnotic Wave - Waves of green and blue zigzag seductively across the bead.


Dust Devil Swirl - Lovely neutral tones set off with a touch of dicro and dark silver plum shards.