Will be out for a few days.
Sharing my humble knit project,so far I am been able to only produce scarfs. My hope is to finish this one before going to my trip to FLAGSTAFF.Ginny from SMALL THINGS, one of my favorite blogs, have a YARN ALONG where lots of other accomplished knitters share their projects and the book that they are reading. I actually wasn't reading a book ,but listening to one: The Trumpeter of Krakow. Aldo I already finish the book,it was really fun to be listening to a nice book and accomplishing something at the same time. Just felt like a special treat for myself ,thanks for the inspiration ladies.
This little garden(15x40) never ceases to amazes me, to the most simple flowers and the most complex one.To the not so welcome reptiles to the curious look ones. I always prize my little garden and my early mornings spent there.
The pictures above were taken just in one morning. Busy little garden,uh?
What's happening in you garden?
My daughter was so excited about having a spa party with some of her friends,I heard about for weeks. They got massages with coconut oil, nails done, cucumber in the eyes...after all the fun,my daughter was so please with the results,that I decided to add to her excitment by give her a special hair treatment at home,just like I had when I was little. I add half of a small avocado ,1/2 a cup of mild hair conditioner,some rosemary oil(about 10 drops) and a egg,blended. I massage all on her hair and let sit for a half hour . The result was very pleasing ,her hair was shine and fuller.
Here in the South is pretty much Spring,with means gardening time. I love this time of the year and the beauty that is all around us...
My Roses are now blooming, Mexican Sage too(those complement each other so well!).Poppies,larkspurs and bluebonnets are all in a race to see who can bloom first. No to mention the Bishop plant and Dill ,which are some of my favorite plants at this time of the year.
Last year I was teaching a class on my backyard about nature journal (another post).the kids enjoy the experience so much and I did too, the weather was wonderful and the garden was looking just its best. To top I got some lady bugs released the night before and my peas where heavy in the vines. As a class favor, each kid got to take home a lady bug in a jar .In the jar I add leaves that were infested by aphids and let kids and moms know that the lady bugs such be release 2 or 3 days later.
So in memory of that delightful day I decided to give each of the kids Peas seeds . So they could enjoy fresh peas of their own. This little project is fun,fast ,beautiful and useful.
Before you start,you design should be center ,try to find a center point ,so you will have space to sew without distubing your design later.Now stamp the apple first ,you don't need to overload the apple with paint,just a light coat of paint will do fine. Next the carrots with the darker shade of green. Let dry, then sew it. I choose to sew the top also using my longer stitchs. My daughter had lots of fun making those little bags too.
This delicious version of chocolate milk, is all grown-up, since you will be using the real thing,CACAO NIPS. This is my morning chocolate, nothing compares to the flavor,health benefits. There is only one problem,is very addicting!
Here how you can make your own:
1st grind nips,add spices to the cacao. On a small pot, add the water and the cacao,as the water start to warm up ,add the sugar. Keep stirring,don't let it boil. As the mixture starts getting to the boil point add the milk and stir. I really don't like to let boil...but you can if you want .