Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Update on 52 Card Pickup

After being given a break (Still no details to be released), my 52 Card Pickup is back in progress.

Side A
Side B
I'm not going to say front/back, as there is not a  front nor a back.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Garden Update

Here is most of the garden now.

The cabbages are still getting bigger.  The largest of them are starting to flower.
I didn't think my strawberries were doing much, till I took a closer look a few days ago.
I have flowers, and I think a couple are already starting to grow.
Both brussel sprout plants are doing well, and I found a bee while taking the picture.
I have several different plants here, including tomatoes, peppers (bell and chili), squash and cucumber.  
My mater root is really starting to grow.  Something else is trying to grow there also, but it will be battling the mater.
Of my mint plants, this one is doing the best.

Most pictures are in my photo album for the blog.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Garden Update

I know I have not been posting lately.  I have been working on a knit project that I have been contracted to knit.  No details till the designer releases the project.


Here is the main garden.  I have added new plants since I expanded my garden.
Most of the plants in this area were planted last fall.  (Cabbage, Strawberries and Onion).  I have beans and peas in small pots.
The new plant that has some height is a brussel sprouts plant.  I saw my first flowers from this plant today.
These are mostly tomatoes and peppers.  I tried to start cucumbers from seeds, but I saw later in the day that I'm not sure the seeds survived transplant.
Here is mint from last fall.  I do have some mint I had growing at work that came home.
This is my experimental garden.  I have Matter Root plants growing here.  Over winter break I took all the roots out for one of my Guild members.  She will be using these for our dyeing event later this year.  She let me keep a few roots that had sprouts on them.  I later planted there in here, because they take over where ever they grow.  Some of the sprouts from the roots are growing.

I tried to plant a live Christmas Tree, but it was not doing well.  I found a small pine over the weekend that is suppose to not need a lot of water or maintenance.  I hope to be growing it for a small Christmas Tree next year for decorating outside.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Past Memories

Thanks Patrick
Approximately on this day, (The Day after MLK Holiday), Twenty-Nine years ago, I left to go to Boot Camp for the U.S. Navy.  I was suppose to report early Monday morning, but Monday was a holiday, so I had to report on Tuesday.  I remember recognizing a classmate that day who was going to Army Boot Camp.  I left Phoenix, and arrived in Great Lakes, IL very early that day.   With very little sleep, we didn't get to barracks till the next night. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Garden and Photography

Here is my garden today.  The cabbage on the left is still growing.  The strawberries still seem to be holding out too. 

Here is a picture I took from my Starbucks of the mountains:
We have had a few good storms to give the mountains snow, but it has also dropped temps in the city.
If you look carefully at this picture, you will see frost on the leaves of the cabbage.  This seems to be a very good batch of plants, as normally my garden is finished by now.


I invested in a new camera.  My Canon Rebel XT has been replaced with a Canon Rebel T6i.  The two big differences, it a touch screen and Wi-Fi ability.  I can use the my Wi-Fi and download pictures directly to my iPhone.  I'm able to keep my zoom lens, and some of my old filters. 

Scarf Update

Here is a current picture of my scarf.  I did not make as much progress as I wanted, due to another knitting project being worked on.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Scarf Update

First set of cards done.  I'm already nearing half way to the next set.

New Year's Goals

I'm not the type of person that needs to make unrealistic New Year's Resolutions.  I have a few goals I'd like to do this year:
  • Post to my blog frequently.  I have have family who are not on Facebook.
  • Learn a new knitting technique.  I'm already working on this goal with my scarf.
  • Learn a new spinning technique.  I'll get to do this next month.
  • Cut back on shopping with plastic even more.  I'm now storing quite a few canvas bags from different stores (Grocery, Dept. Craft, Home Improvement).
  • Work on my writing.
  • Get a few books read/listen to this year.
  • See more 51's games
  • Visit more of the city's sites.  The Boneyard, and The High Roller as examples.
  • Play with my photography skills.
  • Do more walking.
This should get me started.  I'll try to report back later on how this go.


Forgot all about continuing to work on my garden.