Here is another secret project that I intended to have done by Easter for my friend, Mary at Quilt Hollow. I guess I just tried to fit too much into too little time, but was happy that I got it finished! The pattern is by This and That and very fun to make! Turns out another friend of Mary's made the same pillow for her for her birthday! Talk about quilters thinking alike!
One of the projects that has taken a lot of my time (and energy) was building my raised beds. They are now finished and I planted them on Mother's Day. Mr. Squash loves Marigolds, so we planted them along the front of the beds. They are also great for keeping bugs away! To the left are four tomatos - the red you see are plastic liners that supposedly make the plants produce more - I've used them for several years and always had a good crop of tomatos, so I guess they work! To the right of the tomatoes are sugar snap peas, a hot pepper plant and beans in the first bed; carrots, green onions, radishes and lettuce in the middle; and the farthest right is all lettuce - several different varieties. Planted in the ground on the far right are sweet peppers and dwarf nasturtiums.
The sprinkler and drip system will be turned on this Monday, so I won't have to hand water every morning after that. I was thinking I might post a photo of the garden every Friday on my sidebar so we can all mark it's progress!
Below is Mr. Squash reading in the shade this morning. His back is a little "out of order" so he's taking it easy for a few days. I know that he reads your comments, so I'm sure he would love it if you sent him a few good wishes! And he wanted me to point you here for a really fun, uplifting YouTube video from the Hanson Brothers! Behind him you see part of the still unfinished fence and below that is where I've planted pumpkin, zucchini and pickling cucumbers!
The weather here is on a swing toward summer! I grilled outdoors last night and we had our first al fresco dinner here at the Squash House! I plan to spend the next few days doing a little more sewing - hope to have some peeks for you soon!