Thursday, June 21, 2007

The big storm, first veggies, and stitch markers

In my last huge update post, I forgot to mention the big storm we had here a few weeks ago. It was a wicked thunderstorm, and it brought down a whole bunch of trees in my neighbourhood. Including our side-yard neighbour's tree, onto our car!

Tree on car

Luckily, we have a huge grapevine trellis at the side of the driveway which caught the tree, so we only have very minimal damage to the car. A small dent in the trunk, and some very minor surface scratching. Nothing worth worrying about. But imagine our surprise when we came home from an evening out to find our driveway looking like that!

Tonight I picked the first veggies from my garden. We'll be having lettuce & spinach (shh, don't tell my husband) salad for dinner along with some free frozen pasta dinner I got from work. It's my first veggie garden ever! I promise I won't post pics of every single vegetable I pick.


And, when I got home from work, I found that my stitch markers I ordered from Etsy had arrived. They are so nice! I got them from Hide & Sheep. I got 2 sets of the needle-hugger designs, and 1 clearance set of regular round dangle-free markers. And they each come in their own little tin. (Personally, I would have been fine with getting all 3 sets in one tin, save the environment and all that, but the tins are adorable so I won't complain.)

Stitch marker mosaic

And now, off to make the salad!


Soo said...

Oh - I'm off to check out those stitch markers. My pet peeve is stitch markers with split rings -- so any attempt to use them with laceweight yarn is fraught with misery.

(Ok - slight exaggeration there...)

Good looking salad leaves!!

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