Friday, April 13, 2012

For Friday the 13th, It's Been a Good Day

Here was my laugh for the day. Considering I'm hoping to get out to Joann's tomorrow, use a coupon and spend a little money to get some nice brown flannel for a Jedi robe, this image seemed fairly appropriate.

We also managed to get all of my gardening supplies picked up tonight at Taylor's Do It Center. 4 packets of corn seed, 3 packets of Mammoth Russian sunflower seeds, 5 herb plants, 8 begonias, 3 trays of marigolds (8 plants per tray), a tray of 8 little Best Boy tomato plants, a hanging petunia basket, a 5 lb bag of Kennebec potatoes, and  new terra cotta was a pretty good haul. I also have 2 tomatillo and 7 assorted tomato seedlings in my kitchen too, that I picked up from a woman on Craigslist last week. All of the plants are already in the ground as of tonight, and my husband hs already cut the potatoes into pieces around the eyes. This weekend, everything else should get put into the ground too.

I'm especially looking forward to the container planting I'm going to try this year. The tomatillos and all the tomato plants, as well as the herbs, are going into all the terra cotta pots I've bought this year. When I was cleaning out the shed earlier this year, I got rid of all my mismatched pots with no holes (on Craigslist) so I could get some good pots. Having that stuff in pots will help to make some room in the garden for other goodies.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This Made Me Laugh Today

Rick Grimes never looked so happy. :)

And here's another image from season 1.

Damn it, I need October to get here soon!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Kind of Excited Over a Yard Sale Find

Now that the nice weather is here, my friend Nicole the Knitter heads out almost every weekend to go yard sale hunting with her Aunt Lorna. Me, well, I'm a lazy person and prefer to do my shopping online. But that didn't keep me from letting Nicole to keep me in mind for a couple items I couldn't find used.

I told her just a few days ago that if she came across a dress form or an antique sewing machine cabinet (without the machine) to give me a call. I wanted the dress form for looks, but if it happened to be adjustable, so much the better. She said she would and ended the conversation, "But I'll tell you right now, I've never come across a dress form."

Ha, that'll teach her to say never. :)

She called me on Saturday morning to say she and Lorna had just found a dress form! It's the Dritz My Double Deluxe Dress Form. I've forgotten what the original new price was, but the seller had this marked to $75, complete with the fitted cover, hem level and it's still completely adjustable.

It's a little weird seeing something like this, set with your own measurements. I'm thinking it's time to diet! But my sewing machine is going to get a workout now! I've seen far too many blogs about re-purposed clothing and I want to try that.