Seedlings & Sewing


As promised, here are some photos of my vegetable seedlings.

2012-04-04 01These are (from left to right) cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower.  The celery on the extreme right have yet to put in an appearance.

2012-04-04 02These are the first few beetroot seedlings.

I am hoping for great things from these humble beginnings.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

As part of my participation in Project 333, I emptied out my wardrobe a couple of weeks ago and looked critically at everything in there.  I have said several times before that I do not have heaps of clothes and accessories but I have been forced to consider every single thing in the cupboard.

One particular item which was carefully stored on the shelf was this carry-bag.

2012-04-04 03It was a hand-made gift and is a really useful size but the handles were not really practical for me, so I had only used it once or twice.  So I took another look at it and found that the wooden handles are easily detachable so that the bag can be washed.

2012-04-04 04I have taken the handles off and my plan is to remove the press-studs and make a patchwork handle/shoulder strap.  Once this alteration is made, I know I will use the bag all the time.

I searched through my stash of scraps and found these pieces which I think will work with the existing colours and patterns in the bag.

2012-04-04 05Project 333 Update

I have mostly been at home today so wearing an old pair of paint-spattered shorts and t-shirt.  When I went to the shops I grabbed my 3/4 black trousers, red/white 3/4 sleeve top and my trusty sandals – easy!  I can definitely see the benefits of a basic selection of clothes.  I am finding it relatively easy as most of my clothes are mix and match colours and styles.

Please let me know how you are going or your thoughts and ideas, even if you are not participating directly.

6 thoughts on “Seedlings & Sewing

    • Getting dressed is simple and I am enjoying that. I am still planning the patchwork design for the strap of the bag. I will post a photo when it is done.

  1. Is it fall in Australia? We’re having early summer here. I wanted to grow spring broccoli, but it is too hot this year. I do have some kale, lettuce and other greens that have come up.

    • Delona it is Autumn here (your Fall) but it still feels like Summer as the temps here in Victoria are still up in the high 20’s and no doubt where Fairy is it is still hot and humid.

    • as Lynda said, it is autumn (fall) here officially but still quite warm. The humidity is finally disappearing and we have some lovely weather. Last year we had quite a cool, dry winter (for us) and the broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower were a stunning success. Could I be so lucky 2 years in a row?

      • Sounds like our fall. Hopefully your veggies will flourish. I didn’t do so well with fall veggies last year. Our yard is very shady in the fall. I’ll try again this year, but only in the small area that stays sunny.

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