Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday...veggie style...

Happy Wednesday everyone! I didn't think that there was much new growing around here, but when I went out this morning to garden I discovered a few things...actually, I saw these over the weekend, but they were too tiny to know if they were going to stay...they are still pretty small, and yes...it is lettuce. It is a mix of green and red loose leaf lettuce. I planted them during the hot spell last week and there was enough warmth to germinate them pretty fast! I will thin them out as soon as they get a bit bigger.
I planted sugar snap peas too! I have never tried to grow peas this time of year, but what the heck...it was worth a try! They are about 2 inches tall now!

I discovered some ripened tomatoes too! Yes...these are ripe. They are yellow tomatoes. I got tons during the summer and there were a few left on the vine, so I was hoping they would ripen soon. The vine looks pretty bad, but I will leave it for a while...it's not bothering anyone!


Artichokes! I have a few of these plants...it is their third year...and yes...your eyes are not fooling you...those are black eyed Susans there. I thought they were going to sleep for the winter, but I guess that up and down weather we have been having disturbed their slumber and up popped a smaller and shorter batch of flowers. If it looks like the artichokes are growing out of the flowers...you're right...they usually are active at different times of the year so they are together in the same bed. That way I always have something going on in there.




I have been sewing a lot these days and I wanted to show you a couple more bags I am adding to my Etsy shop...You might recognize this fabric from another bag I made...I bought too much and decided to make a different style. This is an Andover fabric. I love the colors. I used 3 of the prints from that line on this bag.




Here's a peek at the inside...and two of the other fabrics...





I finished this bag too. It is a canvas bag...it reminded me of jeans for some reason...I love wearing jeans in the Fall and winter and this goes perfect with my faded old Levis...it will go in my Etsy shop too!








Here's a peek of this inside. That's cotton for the lining. I like using a lighter color for the lining and the darker pockets. I think it's easier to see what you are reaching for inside your bag.
I have been sewing a lot these past couple of weeks...I am trying to get all my Christmas gifts made as well as stocking my Etsy shop. I also decided to put a few bags on Ebay to see how that works out. The weather has changed again this week...nothing new for us...today is sunny, but there is a chill in the air. When I came in it was 65 in my back yard...that chilly for here...no shorts wearing in that temperature...
Oh...before I forget...I was contacted by a really nice gal, Gina, who has a really cool blog...you should all go check her out...she basically features different people on her blog that are selling handmade items or having give aways on their sites...go over and see her...it will be worth it!
Have a great day, my friends!!





15 comments:

Farmchick said...

I am jealous of your garden!

Judy S. said...

Our garden is in the sleeping mode at the moment, and the temps seem headed downward...not too far but enough to slow everything down. I love looking at your beautiful bags, Linda. You sure do a nice job on them!

Chookyblue...... said...

i've got to the point I can be mindlessly scrolling through google reader and find your bags everytime........I love them........I must make more bags.......

Cindy said...

How wonderful to find unexpected treats in your garden. I love the handbags that you make, they are so nice, I really like the denim blue colored one.
Thanks for your comment on my blog today, and yes, I have been to Mt. Rushmore. I was there about eighteen years ago, I think it's time for another visit. I love that area, there is so much to see, like the town of Deadwood. It's so much fun to visit those places.
Hugs, Cindy

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, you are still gardening!!! I am impressed!
The bags just keep on coming and they are all so pretty. Every one!!! How are they selling for you? I am going to hop on over to check out that blog you mentioned.

KayC. said...

My garden is over now, waiting to be tilled under. I can hardly wait for next planting season, I'm already looking at the seed catalogs. I also think your bags are very pretty...I love the first one.

La said...

The only thing growing here is the leaf pile. La

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

HollyC said...

Hi Linda! Oh, how I wish I could get my garden to grow! I love all your pics and the bags are sooo beautiful! I'm gonna pop over to your etsy shop! Thanks for visiting Beneath The Big Oak!
~Holly

Loris said...

Well, great growing :-)
Black eyed Susans are my favorite!

Bella said...

Wow, it really looks like your lettuce is going to take off. That is the one thing I have never tried to grown, though people insist it's easy. Maybe next year... :)
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a lovely week!

Tracy F. said...

What a green thumb you have! The bags are cute! I like your fabric choices.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your garden is still going strong. I just pulled tomatoes and onions out of mine yesterday. It amazes me that they are still producing. I'd love to try artichokes. We love those around here, but I've never grown them.
Your bags are great too!
Blessings,
Marcia

LindyLouMac said...

It was interesting to see what is going on in your garden at the moment and compare with ours. We also still have a few tomatoes, lettuce and a late planting of peas, not sure if we will actually get to eat any of the latter. We seem to get an almost second short spring burst of growth here, as do you by the sounds of it.

Beverly said...

Well, it looks like you are as good a gardener as you are at sewing. How great it will be to have lettuce just outside your door and snap peas...I love them raw.
Your bags are as always awesome. Love the "jeans" one.