Saturday, June 25, 2011

One More...Framed

The last piece that I took in for framing during the sale was ready for pick-up today. Once again, JoAnn's did a really nice job. It's nice to finally have this finished; you might recall that I started it back in 2006 and it took me a long time to stay motivated to finish it. I'm really happy with how it turned out.



Sampler Game Board
The Drawn Thread
DMC Threads
35 ct linen


Since this is the first "official" weekend of summer, let me show you one of our yard projects that we worked on a few weeks ago. We decided to enlarge the size of our garden (it was about 4 feet by 6 feet). Rather than just making it bigger, my husband built two 4 feet by 8 feet boxes so that we could have raised beds. This method of gardening has helped to keep animals out of the garden (including our two dogs and the rabbits that like to feast on our plants!), it is easy to trim around the boxes and they are easy to weed (less bending and kneeling.)




What do you think? We are growing tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, pea pods, zucchini, and other squash (can't remember which variety!) These pictures were taken last weekend and the plants have grown considerably since then. Next to the shed we also planted some rhubarb. We hope to have beautiful rhubarb plants next spring.

Before I go, I will share a couple photos of blooming flowers around the yard. Have a great weekend!





24 comments:

Denise said...

Your finished piece looks excellent. They did a good framing job for you.

Love the raised beds. DH talks about doing the same and then doesn't put in a garden. lol

Gabi said...

That looks fantastic in its new frame. The frame compliments your piece just perfect.
Love your raised beds. They look exactly like mine. My hubby built me 6 of them and I really like them for my veggies.

Cristina said...

Your framed piece looks beautiful and so do your raised beds. Congratulations.

Margaret said...

Love your framed piece -- it came out so well! Love your raised beds too -- they look great!

Margaret said...

Love your framed piece -- it came out so well! Love your raised beds too -- they look great!

StitchinManiac said...

I love the framing and you did a really wonderful job as always on the stitching! I love my raised beds. You will love having these. It's an investment in time and money up front, but it makes a big difference!

LauraB in Utah

Beth said...

I love your Drawn Thread Gameboard Sampler! It is really pretty and they did do a really lovely job framing it!

I like your raised beds. We hava a raised flower bed but so far DH has not wanted us to plant vegetables. I would love to have raspberries and strawberries, but he doesn't want them for some reason - bummers.

Katrina said...

Love your sampler gameboard, very pretty!!!! And gorgeous yard :-).

Anonymous said...

Fun garden! And if you need more rhubarb, ours is overgrown and you are welcome to some transplants this year or next!

Jennifer said...

If you need advice or resources on raised bed gardening, I HIGHLY recommend NPR's Mike McGrath and his show, You Bet Your Garden. We've learned a LOT from him.

Bekca said...

Your garden looks very pretty in the lovely sunshine, you must be pleased with the results. Gorgeous framed piece too, I look forward to seeing your next project.

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Cathy, I love your game board finish...I love the game board charts and have contemplated getting one, and seeing yours makes me think I must. :) The frame is perfect!

Your garden is awesome. Your whole yard looks gorgeous!

Enjoy it all :)
XOXO
Ma

Nicole said...

Your gameboard sampler turned out so pretty!! Your garden is very pretty too!! :)

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

Both stitching and gardening look great. Not sure where you're based but we have a huge problem in UK with slugs, do you think the raised beds might keep them away?

Lelia said...

congrats on the game board finish and frame! job well done.

Lovely gardens, too!

Lois said...

Love your framed DT piece. What nice pics of what's going on in your garden these days.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the framed gameboard, what a beauty! And what a lovely garden - it obviously receives a lot of loving care.

Andrea said...

A wonderful framed piece. Love the 'new' garden beds.

Edgar said...

What a lovely framed piece!!! I am loving your raised gardens!!

Karoline said...

All your framing is looking gorgeous and your garden is lovely.

Kathy A. said...

Sampler Gameboard is lovely framed. Very nice choice. I have that in my WIP pile and when I see it I want to stitch it LOL.
Your gardens and flowers look amazing.
My dad has the most amazing patch of rhubarb and so I just go and help myself there. I love rhubarb pie!

Kathy said...

Your yard and gardens look fabulous. I loved the raised beds. Can I put in my order for some tomatoes? :)

Your framed piece looks great!

Lynn said...

Your framed Gameboard turned out wonderfully! I love your choice of frame. It really goes well with the piece.
I like the idea of raised beds. Everthing looks so much neater. Your garden looks great!

Pointed Stitcher said...

I've always loved the Sampler Game Board, yours came out great ;)