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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cross stitching and some Cucumber growing.

Hello,

The tennis is over so I can get back to blogging. I did a little stitching while watching and cheering on the players. First up a Lizzie Kate design which is a freebie on her site.


 I made it into a pin pillow, of course I added some Lavender. I used some star buttons Chris sent me ages ago. The little heart button she got for me from Hong Kong this time last year.


 This pattern for the Babushka doll I have had kitted up for far too long. It only took a few hours to get done. Also used Chris's buttons from Hong Kong on this little hanger. It is currently hanging on a set of drawers.


The Cucumber growing has/was a success until we had that awfully hot weekend of the fires. Only one of the plants from this punnet that was growing has survived. We had picked a few before this happened. They were so delicious  Other seeds that were planted following the moon planting guide have taken off. I am happy to see this working in the garden and look forward to our next 11 days of prolific growth to get out into the garden.

Happy days.
Bev C

15 comments:

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
What a great looking cucumber. Good to hear that this variety did well for you. I hope to sow some seeds by the end of February, early March. Yes, they have been one favorite treat for us to grow as well.
Lovely pillow and book mark. You are so creative. Enjoy the day and happy gardening.
Blessings

P.S. Lovely your all your photos on your blog header too.

Melody said...

Lovely stitching. Hope the rest of your garden is ok after the terrible heat

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Bev, It is nice to see your lovely posting. Your cucumber look so big compared to ours. A very beautiful bookmark and pillow. Your stitching is always great. I hope your garden is able to survive the rest of your summer.. Hugs Judy

Patricia Lewis said...

Tasty looking Cucumber :)) I think we had 2 from ours and thats it lol... The hot weather sure has knocked everything about in the garden.
Beautiful work as always love the pillow..

hugs pat :))

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, your cross stitches are lovely. Your cucumber looks delicious, hope you get plenty more with your new planting.

marina said...

good to hear from you Bev, was wondering where you had been....
busy watching the tennis hey?
lovely little cross stitches, they are very pretty.
happy gardening!

shez said...

Lovely post Bev and love any home grown vegs and fruit.xx

Karen said...

Great stitching. And the tennis was great. Bad luck with the plants - there is only so much they can take in the end.

Lin said...

Welcome back. Love the pin cushion and pretty doll. What a shame about the cucumbers.

Julie said...

Hi Bev - great to have you back blogging. Your pinkeep & your babushkas are just gorgeous - your work is so detailed. Hope the next plantings of cucumbers bring you many produce. Happy week x0x

Fiona said...

lovely stitching... I have to admit I didn't get much done with the tennis on.... nice cucumber.... I have a squash plant going and it has struggled terribly with the heat...
Hugz

Terri said...

Cute projects to work on during the tennis matches. We heard about the crazy heat you're having. Stay cool!

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy New Year Bev, Hope you had a lovely break. I enjoyed the tennis too. A bit lost without it now. Lovely pincushion - Hugs Nat

Clare - Aimetu said...

Great cucumber, ours in the UK are a darker green.

Lovely freebie pillow -- LK have some great little free charts

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I love home grown cucumbers Bev...they just seem to have that extra crunch! Happy Gardening to you!