Pumpkins!

Remember when I posted the picture of the tiny pumpkin leaves that had just sprouted? I was so excited. Well you can imagine how excited I was walking outside this morning and seeing not one but two pumpkins!! This is a first for me, and I’d read online that many times you may get only one pumpkin, if any. I have not been checking on my plants as often as I first had since we’ve had rain every day and there was no need to water. I decided on planting pumpkins this year because the cost at the markets has become outrageous. We always end up spending quite a bit in October. 

   
    
 
Until next time..

xKelsey

Happy Things

  
Sometimes you just have to put up the big kid crafts and get out the Perler Beads. I bought a new tub of beads a while back. It is gloomy and not so warm here today so I decided to whip them out. I also bought a Perler pattern book. I’ll admit I bought it for the standing teapot and tea cup template. This bead mix is my fav. It’s called Sunny Days.

  

In other exciting news, all four of my pumpkin seeds have sprouted!!!! The night before I checked on them and there was nothing. The next morning there were six green leaves. It’s crazy how that happens.

  

Until next time!

xx Kelsey

Long Weekend

I had a very relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I needed it with all the stress of our new home plans possibly falling through. I stayed busy around the house. Where I live it is time to plant pumpkin seeds. At a craft fair a few months ago, an old man and woman had a booth set up with any heirloom seed you can think of. We do not have a garden so I wanted to pick just one type of seed. I went with Jack o Lantern pumpkins. This weekend we dug a spot where there would be plenty of room for the vines to sprawl out and I’ve been researching how they grow. I would be happy if I grew just one big fat pumpkin.

  
I also, of course, fit in some crafting time. I have never been good with a sewing machine and usually just get frustrated and put it back in the box. I did take a home economics course in high school but obviously did not take away any useful skills. My new obsession with quilting has required me to give it another shot. I have all of the pieces cut for two adorable Dresden trivets from  Cotton Charm Quilts but am trying acquire some skills before ruining them in the machine. It’s taking all I have not to just hand sew them…but I have GOT to learn to use a sewing machine. 

  

  

Fun little project—Manala Wheel from Attic 24

  

Back to the work week!

xx Kelsey