Sunday, May 31, 2015

planting climbers

This year I am forgetting about trying to grow vegetables and sticking to easy plants. We never get enough sun for vegetable plants and I am terrible at the upkeep. I picked up some climbers so I am envisioning this being an amazing paradise this summer. It already sort of is.

Lots and lots of coleus. It is my favorite plant.

I started some moonflower and morning glory from seed and am hoping that they last and thrive. We shall see.


 The plant to the right is a very cool looking climber called Cardinal Climber. I first saw this last summer in my neighbor hood. A house had this planted along with Hyacinth Bean and it looked stunning. I picked up some of that too.

 I love this planter. I picked it up at a craft show in NYC last year (Renegade perhaps?), but can't remember the seller. Anyone know?
What did you plant this spring?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

the best thing ever

So Dave and I decided to start fostering dogs and it is the best thing ever! We are starting out as temporary fosters for the "real" fosters, but we found a family for this first guy already. I guess that makes us real fosters.

Look how cute he is!

His name is (was) Josh and now is Tucker. He was a real cutie and sweetheart.

He also was a great alarm clock and cuddle buddy. He is going to make his new family very happy.

 We get to watch THREE boxer mix puppies on Saturday for 3 hours. That is going to be amazing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

beach quilt

I just finished a quilt as a wedding gift for my friends. It was actually many months after their wedding, but who's counting.
I went with a super simple design and used mostly linen.

I found this fabric for binding at a shop in Mt. Airy, Handcraft Workshop. It's a great shop and I didn't even realize it was there until I just so happened to find it on yelp.

 Linen is a real bitch to work with, but it looks so great once it's quilted. It has the best texture.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Spring decided to finally show up a few weeks ago. Every year just when you think you can't handle one more cold day, spring arrives and makes everything better.

Some plants that were planted last year are returning. I say some, because several of them didn't make it. But these certainly did. They are lungwort and have the prettiest flowers in the spring. I had no idea that they would look this amazing when they bloomed. They just look like spotted leaves most of the year.