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cherry blossoms

Monday, March 02, 2009


I planted the bush cherries next to our house years ago and now they are almost to the roof line. I will prune them this year after they finish their fruit. But they are loaded with blooms and most are not open yet. I know we will have most to drop but if this is any indication, we will have some fruit this year. We have had 20F weather the last 2 nights and again tonight but since they are next to the house, they don't seem to be bothered. They are a little smaller than the pie cherries and look and taste alot like them. I make jam with them and it makes the most terrific jam. Our granddaughters love this jam the best. I have one jar left from last year so hope these do ok this year.

  


Stitching Memories Magazine March Issue

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Here is March issue of Stitching Memories Magazine. Enjoy. If you want on the direct mailing list send an email to me at barbark51@yahoo.com.
www.box.net/shared/b3be6kxi6c

  
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BGGARDEN 3/1/2009 8:26PM

    This is a fun craft magazine - THanks for sharing it with us.

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vinca

Friday, February 27, 2009


My vincas are really blooming now even though we have been having freezing nights. They are wonderful little purple/blue flowers on a shade loving groundcover. I started wtih one little plant years ago and now it is covering the entire flowerbed under my cedar tree. I planted more a couple years ago in our fern flower bed and it continues to creep up onto the concrete porch. It is a wonderful ground cover for shady spots and doesn't tend to take over the place like ivy does. I planted ivy around our small goldfish ponds and have to really chop it off all the time or it would climb the tress and everything. My mom had ivy that grew and covered her back yard chainlink fence and was a great privacy fence. It has it's uses but really wants to take over if your aren't careful. I cut back my clematis so don't think they will bloom this year much. I would love to plant more. I noticed my climbing roses are putting out green and the bush cherries are covered in bloom buds with some opening. Our almond tree is blooming. I'm just hoping that the cold nights will stave off the fruit trees blooming yet but probably in a week or 2 they will be blooming. Then with Easter coming in April, we are bound to have the Easter Cold Snap which isn't good. I'm enjoying warmer temps and trying to get out and walk more each day and enjoy the spring blooms.

  


Box shrine

Thursday, February 26, 2009



I'm thinking of doing a submission to Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine. It isn't due until May but wanted to get a jump start on it. The theme is "Skeletons in Your Closet". This is my idea. I'm thinking of taking a box and altering the front to look like a closet door. Then I have some old keys that are similar to skeleton keys and I thought I would sculpt a face for it and glue to the top of the key (or I may use several keys) and then glue a real photo of only head shots to the back and maybe a little paper banner explaining the "skeleton". I need feedback if you think this is a good idea or if you may have other ideas I can use.

On another note, I ate at the middle of my calorie range and walked for 30 minutes plus some arm exercises.

  


blooming bunny

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I couldn't resist picking the few daffodils that are blooming. So I put him with my little spindle bunny make-do and called him blooming bunny. This is my newest creation and will be in my March issue of Stitching Memories Magazine for you to make.

  


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