Friday, 12 May 2017

Seedlings 2017

Can you believe it is almost the middle of May! Gesh I tell you I don't know where the time goes. I swear one day I am going to wake up and the kids will be married and have kids of their own and it will feel like a second. I recall my parents and other "adults" saying such things as I grew up and now here I am saying the same thing. Circle of life...blah blah blah

Things have been busy as usual in the Pickle house hold. I wish I could bottle the enery that my 3 year old and 1 year old use up so freely. We played Paw Patrol aka running around the house and saving people for 2 hours the other day. I had to hold the one year old over my head and pretend he was in a helicopter so after about 10mins my arms were jello but try telling that to a bossy 3 year This week we are astronauts going to planets. I'm glad my daughter inherited my imagination, but boy oh boy its tiring.

The garden is on my mind of late. We are still at a risk of frost for this time of the year. I think they are calling for it to hit 1C tonight. Mr. P will be tilling the gardens tomorrow and if everything goes as planned (which it never does!) I am hoping to have my potatoes and onions planted.

My seedlings were a HUGE disappointment this year. I tried out a new supplier this year and although the germination rate was 100% they are still so tiny. Keep in mind I planted my seeds on the 12 of March and some are yet to get their true leaves. I did transplant them hoping that would help, but I think its a bust for the year. Which is not a good start to my business plan. Mr.P and I were going to start a little farmers market. However, I don't think we will have much to offer. Here's hoping that the little buggers grow. They have a huge root base but just sit an inch above the soil. My flowers are fairing much better which leads me to think that it was the soil I bought. Everything planted with the 1st bag is lacking and everything with the 2nd bag is doing great. Either way I am one stressed out gardener!

Here are a few pictures

Have a great Day

Thursday, 2 March 2017


i feel like all my posts of late have started  with. I'm alive but just too busy to
Although that is a true statement. I do miss blogging and the blog community. unfortunately the only time I have to blog is at night and my pic is in the nursery so that never works out. Using the I pad like I am doing now sucks since I can never get blogger and the iPad to work nicely

Seeding season for me will start next week. I have some big plans for the garden this year but more on the to come.

I haven't done any quilting for a bit.  But I have been making my lil guy bows ties

I really enjoy making them so I decided to start a Facebook page. @Chewsandtrimmings to see if people might like to buy some. Do I think I'll sell anything? No, not really. However, it helps make me feel useful. I find my self sitting on the outside looking in a lot. I'm trying to join the living again. 

So that's what I've been up to. 
Linking up to the  needle and thread network

Have a great day

Mrs pickles

Friday, 9 December 2016

Wip 8/12/15

Am I the only one that can't believe it's December. It sneeks up on me every year and all the pintrest things I saved to decorate the house and make and so on never ever happen.
The house is decorated, but the tree isn't bought yet. 
I don't know about you but I live in denial that it's winter in October and November thinking that if I start thinking about Christmas I'll some how bring on the snow and cold temps. So when December hits bang I'm unprepared and then stress out that I didn't do more ahead of time. That's usually followed by December flashing by and then sadness that Christmas is maybe that's just me though..ha

I didn't have a huge Christmas project list this year. I wanted to make lil pickle an apron. Check.
And I wanted to make a mat for Santas cookies and milk. Well check to that too. I finished it last week. It's no where near what I envisioned, but it will do for a 2 year old and a 8 month old.

I also started a quilt for my son. It's a creation out of my head. So we will see how that

We have been spoiled this year with a lack of snow and warmer than seasonal temps. However, the cold snap is here and it hit -30c last night. Yikes!

Stay warm
Mrs. Pickles