Not much sewing is going on lately because I have been busy planting the vegetable garden. Our backyard is gradually becoming a little farm, but I like being able to give vegetables and fruit away to people who enjoy them in addition to keeping our freezer full. As the years go by, the variety of things I grow gets smaller as I stick to what works and give up on what doesn’t. This year I am growing cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, basil, carrots, beets, onions, herbs, winter and summer squashes, and lots of flowers.
Here’s a view inside my little, inexpensive cold frame. I start most of my plants from seed because it is so much cheaper that way, and because I like babies, even baby plants. The cold frame was one of those plastic pop-up kind, and the plastic did not last long in our strong sunlight, only about two years. The heavy wire frame itself is a nice shape and size, so I just cut a piece of clear plastic sheeting and fastened it down to the frame with clothespins. Worked fine. One of these days I am going to have to make a plastic sheet slipcover for the thing, but that mojo hasn’t struck yet.
The buttonholes still need to be sewn in the blue shirt for A, and then I am going to change that shirt pattern around a little and move the princess seams to the shoulder to see how that fits. I also still need to take a week and sit down and figure out my serger because I have plans for it.