Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Lambkin Originally uploaded by emerald lane.

As promised a little note about "Lambkin". The pattern was acquired here. I came across it last Saturday and had to make it right away, even though I had plans to make 4 wee bunnies for Easter the next day! It was very easy to make and so, so cute!

I will be computer free for the next few weeks, just a little family vacation to the beach!!! My goal is to leave the computer and sewing machine home to rest and not use Jay's while we are away. Self control I need you!

The camera is already packed and ready to document the fun, see you in May!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

tie one on - yellow and white

Here is my apron for tie one on this month, more pictures here. I used a pattern from my Great-Grandmother that my Mom loaned me. It has three front pockets and it has a back closure at the neck. The pattern called for a button, but that seemed to hard to close by oneself, so I opted for velcro. Did they have velcro in the 50's? Love the lemon fabric, very summery, since summer is just around the corner here in North Florida! It was in the 90's today. Well, we had a nice Easter Sunday and the boys enjoyed all the festivities so much they passed out at 6:30pm after terrorizing my parent's plants. Sorry Mom! Here is a look at their baskets and a cute lambkin that I will post about tomorrow.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

simple pleasures

Nothing could be better than ice cream on the porch after dinner!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Glimpse of the Garden

I've decided to start my own Thursday post series called "Glimpse of the Garden". I'll post a picture or a series of pictures of our garden and describe the work we put into it that week and the progress it's made. If anyone else has a garden, whether it be in a container or a yard plot, vegetables or flowers, please share. We could start a flickr group if there is some interst! This week the bush beans have been the main growers, they have caught up with the squash. The peppers and tomatoes, we planted from seed, have finally sprouted! Everything else is maintaining and so far no pests and few weeds. I have raked the pathway a few times and hand picked some weeds from around the plants. I spread straw around the plants and on the pathways to control the weeds and help with moisture retention. I'm sure as the summer comes along, we will be spending more time in the garden, but for now I'm enjoying the progress and sitting out by the garden looking at the green plants that are starting and imagining how good the vegetables will taste!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


There are still a few more spots left out of the 500 available to review Boca Java Coffee. I can invite 2 more people I know that have blogs to join in. So if you are interested, post a comment and I can make sure you get in and click on the link on the sidebar of my blog to sign-up. Oh, that sounds so exclusive! As a reviewer you get 6 - 8 0z. bags of coffee, a t-shirt and a mug and you agree to post your comments on your blog for all to see.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

more bags

So, as you can tell, I can't stop posting. Must show off my latest creations!! I made a bag for my sister Monica, as a special request. It's a cute tote which has a canvas bottom/handles and Central Park Toile' in pink with a coordinating pink lining. Then I made a messenger style bag from this pattern, for myself as a test run before I make one for Marce's brother-in-law. He requested a man-diaper bag, so I thought this, would be a cool one, without the flower of course. (Marce, let me know if he likes this one and what size he needs. Check out the fabric from this post and let me know if he likes the stripe for the lining and which solid he likes better. Thanks!)

Friday, April 07, 2006

add coffee reviewer to my job description

I've been chosen as 1 of 500 bloggers to review the new coffee blends from Boca Java. I'll be tasting 6 different types, then reviewing them on my blog. So keep a look out for my comments and if there is one that looks good to you check it out and I'll get $10 to spend for every purchase you make.


There are some people posting about color this week. I haven't participated yet, but I was out at the barn with my camera yesterday and I when I looked around there was orange everywhere!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

the days events

This morning I headed over to one of the many large "marts" near by, since there are no cool fabric stores locally or none that I know about that are within 10 miles of my home. Hate to drive far and torture the boys with long trips for fabric. Anyway, I found what I needed and more, the ladies at the cutting counter bickered about their hours and showed their dislike for eachother through whispers to me, "I'm going to kill her" one said to me as she cut through the fabric I was buying with really big scissors in hand. I did score some cute fabric from the $2 clearance rack. I always browse it in search of something when I have to go. (I really need to find an online source for all my crafting needs, so I don't have to experience the drama when I go the the super stores.) We spent the rest of the day hanging out with my parents, a friend that is missionary from France, who is on ferlow, and her children. We met at the park for a cookout and then went to Leslee's Farm to see all the animals and experience a little farm life. Norma Jean is getting big and still being bottle fed. Once we got home the garden needed a little TLC so the boys helped water and weed. All the seeds we have planted have broken ground so far. We are excited about the progress and can't wait to see how things go and if we get any eadible vegetables out of this first garden. The pigs are really enjoying their new home, rooting around and making themselves comfortable. I leave you with a picture of Scatter saying hello!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

my store

I've had some inquires about the bags I've been posting about lately. I sell them here for now, but i'm waiting for my own site, designed by my very busy IT Director.