Monday, June 16, 2014

And Back To Monday...

I hope you had a nice weekend. I just never can believe how fast our weekends just race by. 
Today is just a lovely day. Our town  made national news because of a fire in our local mountains. I do hope they get it out but the news report said it hasn't  burned this area before so that could make it a bad fire. 
I wanted to share some goodies I received this week. First off this surprise arrived. 

This is from Three Sheep Studio. I sent her some seeds and she sent me this, I was over whelmed by her kindness not to mention this little kit is so impressive. It comes with every thing you need to make these strawberries.

Here is all of the lovely wool to get you started and her directions are fantastic. I have petted the wool lots this weekend. I have also enjoyed reading the directions. I have tried to make these strawberries on my own before and there was always one or two things I was always unclear on and having the nice directions helped me finally see it in my head.  Rose has lovely patterns in her Etsy Store.

My next wonderful goodies came from Lauren at Rugs and Pugs.
She makes wonderful jewelery out of silver spoons and she also makes garden markers. I have some pots growing and I knew I needed some of that silverware to just dress them up a bit.

So here they are:

I need to replant the Chamomile because the chickens thought it was there for them to eat. My favorite tea is Chamomile and having the fresh flowers  makes the best tea.
She also sent a surprise gift with this, a butter knife with sea glass.

Isn't that nice? Thank you both Lauren and Rose for your delightful goodies this week. 
One of my sons told a funny story about how when he was young there was a Ninja Turtle episode he watched where a kid had special powers because he had sea glass on a pencil. He said " He walked in and picked up the butter knife and waited to see if it gave him special powers."

I don't think I have ever showed you the cantaloupe. They are just covered in blossoms.
I guess I don't pay much attention to them. I am just pleasantly surprised when ever I am out here walking around. 

Lots of little peppers in here. They smell so good when they are being cooked.

Little tomatoes, little yellow squash and more blossoms. I found pumpkin blossoms yesterday.

It is Monday after all and we spend so much time outside we do get the house pretty dirty. I hope your Monday is lovely and that you have a wonderful week.
Thank you so much for stopping by today,

" If tomorrow morning the sky falls...
have clouds for breakfast. If night falls...
use stars for streetlights."
---If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbows,
Cooper Edens, 1979


TexWisGirl said...

such sweet gifts, but you are a sweet giver, too. :)

i liked your title - it was as if we could just hit a reset button and start a new week. :)

Jacque. said...

How your garden does grow, hey? xo

Pom Pom said...

Aw! Your gifts are lovely! I love those markers!
How funny that the hens like chamomile. They know it relaxes them, maybe.

Debbie said...

those are the garden markers i wanted.....but i made my own, pictures will be on my blog tomorrow!!!

lovely gifts!!!!

Beth said...

Your garden is looking wonderful Such great gifts from your friends. The markers are o unique. I have never seen anything like them before!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

I think I would love your growing season...all your vegies look wonderful! Although I would not like earthquakes and wild fires...that would scare me. Always fun to receive stuff in the mail. I like those spoon and fork markers. Fun!

Kerin said...

My goodness, I didn't hear about the wildfire.
Here's hoping that it is put out soon. Bless those firefighters!!

Beautiful gardens, and sweet gifts. Lovely way to begin a new week :)

Julia said...

What a nice way to start the week with all those beautiful goodies from generous people. Nice wool and I love your pot markers and what you're growing in the pots. Your garden is super nice and would you look at those pumpkin how big the plants are growing and no weeds in sight...

I sure hope that the wild fires in the mountain gets put out or at least under control.
Keeping my fingers crossed.

Miss Debbie said...

Sweet gifts! Love the silverware! Glad your garden is doing well. We've started picking green beans...I have enough to cook now! :-)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Beautiful gifts and such caring friends. Your garden is doing so well all green and wonderful. My garden is not that beautiful yet but I am hopeful:) Hug B

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thank you so much for your purchase. It helps support my habit...grin :) Maybe your son will develop some What a sweet little kit from Rose.
Your garden looks great. Nothing like food straight from the garden.
Hugs :)

Debbie said...

Our weather is just gorgeous too....LOVE it. Your strawberry project looks good. I laughed over you "petting" the wool. I "pet" fabric all the time, I get it! lol Enjoy your week!

Three Sheep Studio said...

You are very kind, Kim ! ;)
Your fruits and veggies look wonderful. I notice from your pictures that you water very wisely...not wasting a drop.
Your garden markers from Lauren look great in their pots !

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just LOVE those garden markers! So precious!

What gorgeous wools came with that strawberry kit ... can't wait to see them made into strawberries!

And I'm really enjoying the garden progress on your header!

Kessie said...

I love your kits! And for some reason, those spoons and forks made me laugh and laugh! I hope they get those fires out soon. I suppose its good for the land, but not so great for air quality.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Kim, Everything looks wonderful! You have so much space and you're doing your best to fill a lot of it with life! My little city garden can't compare. Loved strolling with you!

Happy week!

Julia said...

Congratulations Kim, this is really your lucky week. Enjoy your new Cottage Magazine subscription.


Empty Nester said...

I am starting in reverse to try and catch up with you! I heard the news mention Bakersfield and I nearly had a stroke. Are the fires far from you?

Empty Nester said...

Stupid blogger won't let me leave a comment. It's probably because I've been MIA for so long. LOL I'm playing catch up and I"m starting with your blog. I heard your area mentioned on the news. Are the fires near you at all?

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the gifts you received. Be safe from the fire. Got relaxed by seeing your beautiful garden!