Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Trip to the Greenhouse

It's finally starting to feel like Spring around here, so a trip to our favorite garden center was in order this afternoon.
It' still a little too early to plant annuals, but it's so nice to be in the warm humid environment of the big greenhouses with the sweet smell the of the flowers and plants.
 







And the best part was, the rows and rows of gorgeous hanging baskets, colorful coleus, interesting succulents and beautiful tropical blooms did inspire me to get some more work done in my own garden and yard!
 
 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!




 
Holly fern, Japanese painted fern and tassel fern growing in the garden.
 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fresh from the Garden

 
Asparagus, fresh from the garden, our first picking of the season.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Shop Update Soon!

Occasionally I receive a request for a longer or shorter strap on one of my FeltSewGood handbags or purses. Since I use mostly repurposed materials for my creations, I often have a limited amount of fabric, or sweater wool, to use for each purse and that can ultimately limit the length of the purse straps.
But when I have the extra fabric needed, I decided I will make my "Bella" style purses with an adjustable shoulder strap.
  I found these metal buckle pieces at my local fabric store.
 
I had plenty of this herringbone wool to make an extra long strip of fabric to use for the shoulder strap. This Bella will be able to be carried over the shoulder, or worn across your body by adjusting the new longer strap.
 
I'm working on several new items, including this Bella, and I'll have a shop update Saturday, April 20 and again on Monday, April 22.
Have a great weekend!
 
 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Computer Woes

Wow. It's been a very frustrating few weeks without a properly working computer. As any of you know that have had a computer crash, loss of power, etc., you forget how much you rely on your electronics! The most frustrating part was that it took so long to diagnose the problem. We did need a new updated line for our phone and internet service. . . the old line was damaged. But it took several service calls from our provider to figure that out. AND, we had a glitch in the operating system of our computer.
The good news is we were able to back up most of our important files and photos and we now have a brand new computer with more storage and power. Yeah! It will still take a while to get all our favorite files, photos, settings and software reinstalled, but at least we're back in business.

Monday, April 8, 2013

New Backyard Koi Pond


Finally! The snow has melted and my husband was finally able to get started on his long awaited Spring project. . . a new backyard koi pond. Hopefully the weather will start to be a little more cooperative and he can make steady progress on this big project.
The plan is for a 14 feet by 14 feet koi pond with a liner. He will be building his own filter system for the water, about 3000 gallons!
I'll share photos of our progress.