Thursday, February 24, 2011

Snow and Sewing......

yes.... sighhhh... i'm snowed in... not a lot of snow, but enough that i can't get out of my driveway... oh what to do...... i have the pre-spring garden bug and it's driving me crazy... well crazier than my normal state ....
my poor little peas.... huddled in my raised bed, tucked under the reemay and 4 inches of snow.... my greenhouse seedlings tucked in their stryofoam boxes with heat pads underneath and triple layers of reemay on them.... brrrr  .... i guess we'll see how my plant early experiment goes, since this is an unusually chilly/snowy arctic blast, and those poor little seedlings thought it was spring too....

i must admit it does 'look' lovely out there, as i'm sitting on my chaise, with a cup of coffee, my laptop, Dora behind my back and Sampson curled up at the end of chaise lounge (we're a might scrunched but happy) but i was outside earlier, topping up the bird seed and trust me.. chilly it was!
yesterday i spent sewing and today i will finish my current project... i made 2 grocery bags and am working on a third one... it's not like i don't have enough grocery bags but the ones i have are beginning to look a wee bit tattered and my new ones have a hint of elegance (one must LOOK good while shopping)

this is one of the bags that i made... the new one i'm making is made of a oilskin type of fabric and i'll post a pic when i'm done...it has bottles of wine and grapes all over it... i don't drink wine, but should prove to be a conversation piece....



































i 'liked' a Facebook page Take back Urban Home-steading(s)  due to the kerfuffle over the trademark issue and the site has taken off... within a week over 5000 people have 'liked' and i'm really impressed with the activity it's generated... some of the folks who's blogs i read such as Deanna Duke's Crunchy Chicken have been commenting and contributing and it really is fun to share ideas with everyone.. i believe that a goodly majority of us farmers/gardeners/earth folk are generally solitary but not adverse to 'visiting' and what a great way, coffee, puter at your fingertips and ideas flowing ... last night the 5000th 'like' arrived and April the owner of Take back Urban Home-steading posted Rachel's blog Turtles Eat Lettuce  .. congrats on being punted out into the limelight ....

another blog that i've followed for awhile now is Mobugs ... i really LOVE her site since i'm a bugaholic... but this week she made a post on a Crawdad (Crayfish for us Canadians) that she found attempting to walk on ice... its a heart warming story and if you have children or grandchildren i recommend having a look at it, the pics are awesome and  the story will make you feel warm and fuzzy (well it did me) ... the posting after this one is a semi follow-up...

i've noticed that i have a few new 'followers'... thanks for reading and i hope not to disappoint you... cheers.. am off to sew..... laters.... 

5 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

I have tried a few early plantings and it seems a certain temp is needed to get things really going.I start a few things indoors under shop lights in my basement.You will be a dapper shopper, mine are covered in pet hair and getting grungy.

Roasted Garlicious said...

Out on the prairie... I did consider saving Sampson's fur because his is so long, silky and black... but after viewing some of the places he's been.. think i'll scrap that idea :D i've not been brave enough to check the greenhouse this morning.. i'm hoping that the seedlings are okay.. our days are about 11 hrs or so long now, so not too bad for growing....

queen of string said...

Love your totes, it's just as chilly over here in the valley! I too have been making grocery bags but mine are crochet, and stupidly stretchy. Honestly, you could keep most of your wordly goods in one! Nothing planted here yet, as it's our first year and i'm ashamed to say I only ordered seeds this week , ooops.

Mr. H. said...

It sounds like you and I are getting some very similar weather...brr. I hope your plants are able to withstand the cold and that it does not stick around for too much longer. That is a very nice looking bag in the picture, good luck with your sowing projects.

Roasted Garlicious said...

queen of string.. nice to meet you... and thank you..
crocheted bags are wonderful!! stretchy is good!! especially at farmers markets...i wouldn't worry about only ordering seeds now, i've not done so for my other things.. these are all cold season veggies and i already had the seeds from last year... good luck on your garden this year.. how exciting to have a new one!!

Mr.H the temperature has dropped to -6 celcius(20F) (this morning... a very chilly (wayyy below seasonal) morning... brrrrr