Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Weekend Happenings

The weekend was filled with beautiful weather and a very special visit. More on that further down. I know I promised pictures of some of the gardens last week, but I never got around to posting, so this is a bit late. Anyway, here is the front garden coming in very nicely.

I kept my husband pretty busy making boxes for the veggies. Following the directions in the Square Foot Gardening book, our garden is growing better than ever.

We have tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce, carrots, beets, peas, pole beans, cabbage, escarole, pumpkins, zucchini, cauliflower and broccoli. I may have missed some others, but you get the idea.

If you click on the pictures, you can probably see them much better.

And now for my special visitor... Sally and I have been on a small, four person group for quite some time. We both knit and that's how we 'met'. Although Sally is a little older than the rest of us on our group, she has more energy and zest for life than anyone my age that I know! She's full of wisdom and just an exceptionally nice person. I'm honored to call her my friend. She drove from Michigan to Massachusetts for her grandson's wedding this past weekend and made a stop at my house! We had such a wonderful visit, our husbands included.

Sally made me this beautiful knit towel, washcloth, and mitt filled with some lovely hand-made soap. She used a flax/linen yarn in a cool blue. The set is just gorgeous.

I gave Sally this linen dish-towel drawstring bag. I made it up and found that the size will be perfect to store my home-made bread. I think I will make a few for myself.

I filled the inside of Sally's bag with local cheese, local maple candy, crackers and home-made cookies. I didn't want her or her husband to get hungry on their trip all the way back to Michigan ;)


Wendy said...

What a wonderful surprise!

My name is Cheryl said...

First off, your veggie beds look fabulous. You are going to have a wonderful bounty to cook with over the summer and into the fall.
Isn't it nice to have a sweet friend that shares your common interests? How sweet of you to each give one another something handmade from the heart. Loved both of the gifted items.

Sally T. said...

Hey, Sue! I love my bag - and made some homemade bread just so I could store it in there. It stayed good for the 4 days it took me to go through the smallish loaf well, Don had a couple pieces],which is also more bread than I normally eat -- but what can I say! It's homemade bread!!!) Thanks again!