Sunday, May 20, 2012

I'm Back With TUSal and WIPocalypse

Where have I been? Between working, gardening, and other chores, I haven't been doing much blog reading let alone actually posting. I'm not complaining, it's just that spring/summer is always a busy time. I missed this months WIPocalypse so todays post is another "catch up" post.
Here are my lovely Orts for TUSal. I have managed to stitch a little as you will see below.
Here is my late progress report for the WIPocalypse. This is King Tut from Janlynn's Egyptian Pair. This is pretty much the only thing I have worked on since my last post. I have the border and back stitching left to do on this. However, I must have lost the instructions that came in the kit because I can't find where it says what colors and how many strands to use for the back stitching. I have sent an email to Janlynn and hopefully they will be able to help me. I think the kit is from 1998 but I'm not sure. If not, I'll probably just do my best at guessing.

My gardening has been taking a lot of my time. I have been getting a very nice harvest of purple hull peas, green beans, and cucumbers. My tomatoes are not doing so well. I am starting to suspect that I have some kind of tomato disease in my soil. Oh well. We got a whole bunch of rain that damaged my squash and zucchini plants but they were starting to come back. Then my chickens ran into the garden looking for bugs and just destroyed what was left. It was kind of funny to watch actually.

Speaking of my chickens, I could not be happier with "my girls". I have getting so many eggs that I have to give most of them away. That hasn't been too hard either! People go nuts over fresh yard eggs. I can't wait to hatch some chicks but I really don't need any right now. I must resist!

We went to the annual hibiscus sale and got a few more "exotic" hibiscus bushes. So hopefully I will have some pretty photos once they start blooming.

Ok that's all for now. I am going to try to get back to posting as normal but no promises.


mdgtjulie said...

ORTs look good, and so does King Tut. I hope you get the bsing instructions and don't have to wing it!! I'd love to see pics of your garden, and your new Hibiscus plants. I have a peach one a couple of years ago, but a neighbor took it. (And denied it right to my face when it showed up on her porch the next spring, lol. People are crazy!!) Hope your garden comes along better than it has. I don't think I've ever had fresh eggs. Mine have all come from the grocery store. Glad you have extras though. I'd bet they come in handy sometimes!!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching. We just bought a house that came with chickens and it is kinda fun :D