Let's start with an update on those much anticipated tomato plants... they even have flowers and some golf ball sized fruits on them! Oh YUM! Won't be long now!
The next few pictures are of the garden in sections so that you can see the different plants. Most of the larger ones are perennials that have been established for a couple of years. I did manage to get a half dozen more perennials added this year... but a lot of these are annuals. Color. It's all about the color, baby!!!! :-) Remember... it's Summer... not gray blah pooey winter! ;-)
This next little trinket is something I made for an exchange that our online eBay group (An American Primitive Gathering) was having to help celebrate summer. One of the items had to be a strawberry pinkeep. Never made one of those before... so I searched for a free pattern online... and from the basics in those instructions, plus a little bit of alterations... I've been going nutso making strawberries!!!! So, for the exchange, I took a handful of said strawberries and tucked them in a Polaner jelley jar... cut two squares of prairie cloth for the "lid" and secured it with linen twine. Kinda gives them that old fashioned strawberry jam look, don't ya' think?
Then, I made some more for me... and this time just tucked them in a mason jar to display on a bookshelf I have in our front room. The clothes you see in the background are crocheted wash clothes. I've made about 4 so far using Lily brand crochet cotton... one I'm using as a face cloth, but most of the others are just being tucked in a bowl to display with some ornies and pinkeeps. Just adds some visual texture, I think.
And, the other part of an exchange is the goodies that a person receives! LOL! And, here are the generous gifts from Ginger of primitivesbythelightofthemoon. Stop by her blog and see what she's up to! Always many great hooked rugs, penny rugs, stitcheries and adventures with her Grandson being written about there! Thanks so much Ginger!!! I do love all of the treasures you sent me! Especially that strawberry! :-)
Well... Let's see... I think that about it for this week... I hope everyone is having a great Summer. Today might officially be the first day... but we all know we've been outside enjoying warmer air and sunshine for a couple of months now!
Ain't it GREAT?!?!?!?