Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Keeping Busy ~ Staying Busy

 I don't have any trouble keeping busy, I have a decent morning routine
and I never seem to finish crossing off the things on my
"To Do List"
The list is usually a nice blend of work, cooking, cleaning, phone calls, and knitting,
in that order ~ I wish it were reversed.


I made this on Sunday afternoon
I took step by step pictures, but they were a tad boring,
so I will just share these pictures of the final product,
and the recipe is here.


Only a few ingredients, it went together fairly quickly 
but was extremely sweet, too sweet for me.
I would make a few changes next time,
I doubled the caramel as some of the "tips" suggested.
Next time, I will just follow the recipe exactly.


My vegetable seeds, which I have started indoors, are doing very well.
I can't plant outdoors until May, by then, these plants will be huge.
The deck is drenched in sunlight today and I really enjoy seeing that.
It is still a little cold out,
but the sunshine more than makes up for that!
I find that starting my garden from seeds is so much more rewarding 
than buying plants from a garden center.

I have a really good feeling about these plants!

I purchased 2 of these Wood Elevated Planters/VegTrugs at 
I think these will make the perfect raised garden.
Good thing I bought them when I did,
they are out of stock now.

I started washing - drying and saving my egg shells for my garden again.
I love these old jelly jars with the red plaid tops,
they are perfect for things like this.

I finished my embroidery project,
the iron sprayed a little bit of water on it and the dye on the left side ran.
I may have to cover that by making a couple of leaves.
I spent a lot of time trying to get the creases out, but they just did not come out!

11 comments:

  1. The elevated planter is great and your embroidery turned out really pretty, love the colors.

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  2. Love the embroidery and the dessert. You will have a great veggie patch by the look of those starters.

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  3. Looks like your garden is well on the way.

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  4. Love that elevated planter!! That's what I need. We only have sun on the south side and that's the driveway into our garage. But I could use elevated planters all along the drive... that would be great! And that dessert does look a bit sweet... I'm not into too sweet either.

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  5. Hi. I just found your blog tonight through She Junks blog...
    That tarte you made does look absolutely delicious but also very very sweet. Not sure I could handle that. I LOVE how you started all your plants from seed. I am a novice gardener, this is my third year planting a vegetable garden. Im learning as I go. I bought all the plants but I took the leap and started my spaghetti squash from seed and you're right. It's SO much more satisfying. I have plans now for a fall garden and I am going to start everything from seed. I can't wait...Love your elevated planter.. Wish I had seen these before I bought the ones I did. I bought two, three tiered raised planters from Amazon.. They're nice and I like them but like the one you got better because it's higher.. Maybe next year ......

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  6. MMMM your tart looks good. Wow your veggies are looking terrific, normally I could start a garden around now but we just got snow today and the next two nights below freezing temps. Those raised beds look great, lucky you got them when you did. I wonder if your fabric may not have been tight enough in your hoop when you did your embroidery, that sometimes happens to mine too. But your stitching looks fantastic!!

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  7. Hello Debbie,

    The tart looks delicious. The planter is really cute, I like that it is high. You do not have to stoop over your plants, it hurts my back. I have to remember to keep the egg shells. Your plants look great and I love the cute embroidery. Take care, have a happy day!

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  8. Everything is growing so well, I do like your elevated planter.
    Your embroidery is very nice, I like your colour choice of thread.

    All the best Jan

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  9. The Embroidery project is beautiful. I like your elevated planter. I think it is awesome that you raise the seeds to plants. I do get inspired by you. I like that you save the egg shells too. You are a master gardener.
    Then you dessert did look yummy! I like sweet.
    Blessings and hugs!

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