Thursday, 30 May 2013


Sorry I am a little late in posting today!

I would like to say THANK YOU 
everyone that stopped by yesterday for my stop in the Say it With Flowers Blog Hop. I really enjoyed reading all of the lovely comments and I am still in the process of replying back to everyone.

Please continue on the hop by stopping at these blogs today
May 30th

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

My stop on the SIWF blog hop!!

Hello and welcome to my 
stop on the Say it with Flowers blog hop. 
Thank you to the creative brains behind this hop MADAME SAMM and to Cheerleader extraordinaire CAROL organizing all of us!!

If you haven't visited before let me tell you a  bit about myself. I started this blog to document my garden and soon found the online quilting community. Now my blog shares two of my passions along with other randomness that sometimes grows in my brain. Like my header says...."Sewing, Sowing and More" 

I hope you enjoy your visit today

Living in Saskatchewan the "flower" season doesn't really start until June/July. In May some times we still have snow like this year and other times it just isn't warm enough for all the lovely blooms to appear.

Usually around the middle of May I do have some flowers to adore, TULIPS! They were planted long ago by the houses previous owner, but I love them all the same. They also acted as my inspiration for this hop.

My ode to tulips

I know I know its not done and for this hop I think we were suppose to have completed projects. I got it to this point a few weeks ago and then planting the garden got in the way. 

My fellow flowery friends have some lovely creations today too. Please check them out
May 29th
Mrs. Pickles Garden-----you are here..YAY

 Have a great Day

Its all in!!

YAHOOOO I am happy to report a few good things today. First of all my dad got good news from his doctor. There was NO NEW cancer on his CT scan last week. In addition to that both the nods and the tumor have shrunk. PRAISE BE TO GOD has been my mantra for today.

The second bit of good news is that the garden in finally all in. Yep ALL in...EVERYTHING... and it’s still May!!
Thursday I got in the cucumbers, 2 rows of green beans and 2 rows of soy beans. I also planted all of my flower pots

cucumbers planted at the top. Butternut and brussle sprouts planted at the bottom today

Friday it poured all day

Saturday the garden was still soaked

Sunday Mr. P helped me get in 7 rows of cabbage seedlings, 8 rows of tomato plants, 2 rows of Hungarian wax plants, and 3 rows on Jalapeno plants.

tomatoes and peppers

one of the larger roma plants...that i grew from seed!!

a few of the peppers in

cabbage planted on sunday
the blank space was planted on monday..see below :)

Monday I got in 2 rows on broccoli seeds, 2 rows on cauliflower seeds, 1 row purple kohlrabi, 1 row white kohlrabi, 1 row pak choi, 1 row Brussels sprout seedlings, 1 row cayenne pepper plants, 1 mix row of hot peppers, 1 row of eggplant plants, 1 row zinnias, 1 row marigold, 1 row nasturtiums. artichokes

soon to be flowers


 In the back garden I planted pumpkins and spaghetti squash,

Today I got in 3 Brandywine, 4 Manitoba, 2 early girl,  4 honeydew, 4 butternut, 1 row of marigolds, 1 row zinnias. I also started in on my antiweed campaign, but I shall show those pic on Thursday.

all the peppers and tomatos in


So there we go all planted!!!!!!


Also the flowers blog hop continues today my day to post is tomorrow
todays hosts are
May 28th

De Quiltborch ( she is up now)

Take care

Thursday, 23 May 2013


Oh my! A whole week went by without a post!! Well I have a good reason for not posting. I have been out in the garden planting!

On Sunday Mr. P brought the tractor over and till the gardens for me. So much easier using the tractor/tiller than the ole walk behind tiller we use to use. Once the ground was ready to go I was itching to get started! Now I am sure most people would be able to get everything planted in one day. I am not that person; I would love to be able to do that. However, my health has me only able to plant for 2 hours a day before I have to go in with early signs of heat stroke.  Nonetheless, every little bit counts and I hope to have everything in by the week-end!

Okay I know the pictures below are going to just look like dirt with sticks..but there are things planted..LOL

Monday night Mr.P and I got the potato plot planted with 88 Norland Potatoes

We also got 2 rows of tenderlong carrots, and 2 rows on yellow onion sets planted before the mosquitoes got too bad and we had to go in.

On Tuesday I got 2 rows of red onions sets, 1 row pickling onion seedlings, 3 rows leek seedlings, and 1 row on green onion seedlings planted.

On Wednesday I got 1 row Detroit beets, 1 row Italian beets, 1 row gold beets, 2 rows easter egg radishes, 2 rows spinach, 2 rows lettuce, 3 rows peas, and 2 rows broad beans!

I got in a few more rows today and my flower baskets, but no pictures yet. One of the full hanging baskets fell on my head and I had to call it a day

I still have all of this to plant, plus the back garden!!

It doesn’t seem like a lot is a lot and I haven’t even started to really plant my seedlings yet. They are all still in here!!

lol forgot to flip the pic....seedlings in the green house

flowers and a few veggies

I also started a few more seedlings, red cabbage, Chinese cabbage, basil, chamomile and water melons.

So if you don’t hear from me in a few more days you can see why!!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Looking for Bee's July -Dec

I am looking for new members 
for the following bee's 
for the July-December rounds. Please click on the buttons for more information. 

We Bee Learning- Group 1- easy to medium blocks no paper piecing

Group 2 -Anything goes

We Bee Canadian- The only requirement in this group is that you are living in Canada


We Bee New- This group is for the advanced beginner and those new to online bee's
*****NOW FULL******

Leave a comment, e-mail me or request to join the group on flickr and I will get back to you as soon as possible

Also Bee's Helping Bee's is always taking new members.No monthly requirement just have to be willing to ask for help or help someone out :)

Have a great day!!!!!!!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Soaking up the Sun

First of all I must wish the love of my life Mr.P a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! He is such an amazing friend and an exception husband who I am lucky to have in my life. So very happy that I get to spend today celebrating him!

Okay now on to other news......

Yesterday was the first day that all my seedlings made the trek from the basement to the great outdoors. It was a nice warm day with a good breeze, but overcast.  They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and no one fell over or broke this time around!

Flowers and tomatoes

 Tomatoes, cabbage, pappers. After this photo I added a little more soil to keep those tomatoes from flopping around

Peppers and artichokes

Artichokes are dying :(


Last night a few of the trays that had been outside before got to spend the night in the greenhouse. They survived the night so they will continue to stay outdoors unless there is a risk of frost. I am still a little worried about leaving the tomatoes in the greenhouse over night, but I am thinking that after today everything will be staying out permanently now.

Mr.P will be tilling the garden for me on Sunday or Monday so in a few short days I am going to start planting the garden!! So very exciting as it seemed like I wouldn’t be planting at all this year due to all the snow we had!

Now my biggest worries will be that Mother Nature is nice to my plants, no wind storms, no hail, and just enough rain. Well that and I will have to be gone for 15 days in June. Mr.P will be here to tend to the garden, but I think I am going to miss a few yummy harvests!! We’ll see maybe I will plant a few things a bit later so I can still be around to enjoy them!

Okay off to check on the plants!! Have a great day

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Wip 05/15/13

I cannot believe this is my first WIP report for may. Well I can since i know what I have been up to or not up to, but gesh I am falling

As Always I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedRight Click to Save Image

My to May do list
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
Complete Christmas table runner: Stop thinking and start doing something!!
Flowers blog hop- I am done my project but haven’t quilted it yet. Here is a sneak peak. Come back on the 29th to see the rest

July 2011 BOM- I have almost all the pieces cut out. I will be turning these into spools. Exciting!

Completed projects for April
We bee Learning-Wonky pinwheels for Christine – DONE- I really liked this block. Oh so easy and oh so pretty together!!
Bee’s helping Bee’s-
If you haven’t heard about this group I started check out the link below.
I made a plaid block in citrus colours to help out Wendi. (i hate how the wonky dots makes this look out of sorts!!)

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed progress
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Baby quilt-cut out, assemble, and quilt
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

Just a reminder about Bee’s Helping Bee’s. Click the pic and it should explain what it is all about

Have a great day

Monday, 13 May 2013

Stupid Wind!

Oh my it’s just about the middle of May!! The weather has been up and down here lately. Hitting high 20C’S and then below zero at night. It has also been quite windy which has made me shy about putting my plants outside.

 On Friday Night I forgot my flowers and onions outside in the greenhouse. They were a little limp come the afternoon, but they have seemed to perk back up. Saturday was also the first day my cabbages, melons, pumpkins and winter squash got to spend some time outside. They were just out for a few hours in the green house and did great. 

  On Sunday we took them out again only to have a big ole gust of wind knock over the green house. I was getting things ready for our Mother’s day supper so I just had to pretend it didn’t happen and finish getting things ready. Mr.P was kind enough to try and fix the problem. He had to take each little plant and try to replant it back into its cell the best he could. He then brought everything back in and I tried to hold back my tears as everything looked HORRIBLE.

Fast forward 24hrs and they seem to be okay. The still don’t look quite as perky as before the fall, but nothing died over night.
Onions/leeks look a little sad, but they should be okay

Squash, melons and cabbage. They are doing much better today!!

These cabbage are not looking as great..neither is the fabric on the floor or my

I did noticed 2 of the leaves look like this. I hope that doesn’t mean bad things. I have 3 out of 4 artichokes which look like that and are dying!!!

Have a great day. I have a 4pm dr's appointment. She only works till 5 so lets hope she is on time!!