Before the weather turns cold, I was reminded that it's time to get our bulbs in the ground. I always forget to plant bulbs this time of year, busy with school routines, extracurricular activities, and birthdays. With all that said, we decided to get our bulbs in the ground yesterday afternoon.
So I did the initial digging, and Elise did the planting. She caught on pretty quick which end to plant "down", she's our little gardener in this family, always has been.
So what did she plant? Tete a tete's and grape hyacinths. We decided to alternate everyone other hole, hopefully they'll come up the same time.
That's the beauty of this "children's garden" I've had in my head for so long. It will grow as the children grow, adding to it each year.
Some Spring day in the future, I envision the children playing outside and "color" will be spotted in this new garden we created. The beauty and awe of "their" garden will surprise them, reminding them of this spot that has been long forgotten during the late Fall and Winter seasons and lure them into the new season as it begins to awaken. See you in the Spring little garden!
I did manage to make a little handmade for Lena's Birthday which followed close behind Rosemary's last month. I had my eye on this 30 square log cabin quilt from Patchwork Style for over a year now and wasn't going to let another birthday pass by without making it for her. I gave myself a good year to get it completed, but didn't get good and movitated to start it until July. That gave me a good two months to complete it.
And complete it I did, right in the nick of time - I finished up the binding, which took hours (!) the morning of her birthday.
She loves it, we all love it! It's full of the most amazing colors, all from my favorite fabrics I've been hoarding away for four years now. Each square really is a work of art! What a brilliant concept for quilting as you go. My hope is that this quilt will be with Lena for a very long time and that she will always feel the love that I poured into it for her.
Hi, I'm Leslie. I am a homebirther, crafter, knitter, and devoted wife and mother of five children. Grab a cup of tea, sit back, relax, and enjoy looking around this space. My hope is that it will be a time of joy and inspiration for you. So glad you visited! Cheers!
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