I’ve been working on the pattern for the Clay Pot Pansies and hope to have the pattern for it ready to sell by next week. Keep watch!
In the meantime, I’m thinking Strawberries ….
This is the strawberry pinkeep that I’ve made for several years, selling them successfully on Ebay. Last year, I decided to use this strawberry arrangement for a large candle mat.
It was pretty spectacular. ….
I plan to show this one in the making starting next week and then prepare the pattern for purchase.
It’s not difficult to make at all but it does take quite a bit of time to cut and stitch all those leaves, blossoms and strawberries. Honestly though, it’s well worth the effort. This candle mat is absolutely guaranteed to have a “wow” reaction from anyone who sees it in your home.
After I finish the Clay Pot Pansies, this Strawberry candle mat will be the next pattern release. Expect it by mid May, hopefully.
In other news …
THIS is what ate the pumpkin and squash plants in my garden last year …
No, it’s not a giant rat. It’s a groundhog.
Usually, I don’t mind seeing groundhogs on our property. As long as they stay away from my flowers and vegetable garden, I find them cute to watch.
I suspected that it was a groundhog that ate my plants last year, just because so much damage was done so quickly. But I never saw the creature until this morning. Right there is proof that I’m going to have to fence around my vegetables this year …. or perhaps a certain daughter’s boyfriend will be willing to “take care” of it for me with his shotgun ….
Although, I would like to trap it and take to to meet one of the other gophers that live further away from our house.
I usually plant tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and pumpkins. The vermin leave the tomatoes and peppers alone but love those flower blossoms on the squash type plants. They’ve even chewed on a few pumpkins too. It’s annoying to spend so much time weeding and feeding those plants to get them growing beautifully only to have them eaten by wild creatures.
I will defeat them this year though … unless they know how to climb fences …..
Happy Day everyone!