"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere
" Van Gogh

Saturday, August 1, 2015

July Gardening 2015

"Celebrity" tomato bush.

"Celebrity" tomatoes and one "lemon" cucumber, they are not doing so well in the containers.
They are not the type to grow in containers so that may be the problem. 
I have grown them before but in the ground and they have done a wonderful job of producing wonderful cucumbers. A learning curve for me.

Photo taken July 6th

Photo taken July 31st.
You can see it is a tomato garden.

Several month ago I purchased a packet of tomatoes from the market.  They were green house grown in the USA. Hubby dried a few out and look what came up.
The plant has a lot of beautiful clusters and we have two bushes of them too.  

This is what I posted a few posts ago. The container tomatoes were getting "blossom end rot".  These are not container type tomatoes so I think that may have been the issue with them. I found a few places in the garden for them.
Photo taken July 15th
Here is one of them.  Looks pitiful.
The is a "Roma" sauce tomato, Pompeii.
Seed packet from Renee's Garden

Photo taken July 31st and what a difference.

The fruit is staying on and no rotting either.  : )

A new "bacopa" for my patio area.

"lemon" cucumbers.  Seed packed from Renee's Garden

I purchased this container Scabiosa "mariposa blue" back in March of this year.
It had done so well.  Always in bloom and has a lot of new growth on it.

More photos showing off my pretty cosmos, scabiosa and pink Princess de Monaco.

We had this month some rain, nice.  The last few weeks of July was very humid.


"Ronald Reagan" Hybrid tea roses

Now on to August.  Thank you for your sweet comments on my last post too.
I really enjoy taking photos of my garden and sharing with you.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"Psyche" Cosmo flower

A quick post to share a new variety of cosmos in my garden.
The seeds came from Renee's Garden called "Dancing Petticoats".  It is a packet with a few different variety of cosmos.  This one is called "Psyche".  Very pretty and it almost looks like a mini dahlia flower.  

They do grow very tall and they will need to be staked.

Thanks for your visit.
Have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

One Last Project to Share

I wanted to share some photos of my tiny laundry room with a fresh new coat of paint.

I do like the white walls and trim.

A before photo. 
The door had to be sanded down and that was a long processes.  It had a thick layer of varnish.

After the sanding.

 I got a new pantry door and some new hardware for the cabnets. The door frames also had to be sanding also.

The baskets on my dryer will be spray painted, white.
They will hold a few miscellaneous items.

I found this adorable hanger at Hobby Lobby.  

I am very happy how it turned out.
I'm also happy to check off another home project off the list.

Now, I need to get back into the garden.
I have some issues going on with my container tomatoes.
The green tomatoes are getting "blossom end rot".  Not good.  What causes this I read maybe  due to under watering, which I do not think is the problem.  I have been keeping them watered pretty good. The other cause maybe due to feeding.  I did use new soil for them.  I think they just need to be in the ground.  I need to find a place somewhere.
I do not want to loose them.  These are the roma plants that I just love to use in my cooking.
I will keep you posted on their progress.

For now, take care and thank you for your visit.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Projects To Share With You

Here are a few various cards that I have made over the past couple of months.

These two  cards I used  some K and Company paper and embellishments from their collection (an older collection) called "Olivia Rose".
I used book paper for layering and some various stamps. 

 These cards were made using Recollections paper pad called "Regent Street".  
I just used an assortments of various stamps and die cuts.

It was nice to use some of my old K& Company transparent  embellishments.  

I used my Martha Stewart score board to make the lines.  I wanted some extra texture on my background paper.

This was a super simple card using a 3-D sticker that I picked up at Target store $1.00 bin. An embossing folder, ribbon and stamped sentiment.  I also had perfect tiny embossing folder to emboss the envelope. 
These next to photos show cards made using beautiful paper from DCWV.  It is their "Mariposa" paper pad. The beautiful images are from a 12 x 12 sheet filled with 2" x 2" postage stamp like images.  Ribbon from my stash.

The ribbon was a perfect color but I wanted to soften it a bit.  I used a gold leaf pen here and there on the ribbon.



 Lapped zipper.  I found a great video, love it.    I have had problems putting in lapped zipper and this is a foolproof.
From a wonderful blog called Rosie Wednesday, here.

Kick pleat

I really like the way this dress turned out.  This was my second dress that I sewed from this pattern.  The first dress was a bit to big in a couple of areas, but the adjustments were simple to do.  I'm very happy with the pattern.
I will be making the other View from this pattern.

Now on to a home decor project.


 I have purchased two wooded shelved a very long time ago from Target.
They have been very handy though out the years and one of them I have used in my laundry  room.
Hubby  is painting the room for me and so I wanted to give my little shelf a new coat of paint.


I have been wanted to do a painting project using chalk paint.
This shelf was the perfect project.
The paints that I used: Americana Decor Chalky Finish, color Lace
I also used the clear wax by the same company.

Thank you for your visit.
Have a wonderful day.