Friday, March 16, 2018

Box O Sox

I have decided that this is the year that I would knit a Box Of Sox 2018 KAL.

All I need to do is : Fill a box with 12 or more pair of hand knit socks between January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019.
The idea is to have a box filled with lovely socks, ready to wear in the new year.

I am off to a good start  I have finished 2 pair.. 

The first of the third pair is currently on a 9' circular needle ..I am now working on the heel of the first sock:
This is being knit with Opal Abenteuer Regenwald

The fourth pair is also a work in progress: This pair is on magic loop two at a time and I am using the yarn Drops Fabel: Red Chili Print

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Planted Mailbox

I love playing with succulents  and finding new to me ways of planting them.

Upon retiring this beat up mailbox. I had fun re-purposing it into a succulent planter.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bubble Gum Succulent Planter

Some people are just so creative...
Wish I could say that were me...But alas I just feed off their creativity....
Think I can pull this off and make my own? ....It is so dang cute and colorful

Bubble Gum Planter

Click the link to find directions on How To:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Having Fun

I am having so much fun, panting and creating with succulents

This is the one I am working on now.

I still need to add a lot more to it.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wasp Be Gone

I heard /read somewhere just recently, that if you hang a cone shaped basket in an area where wasp like to hang out..they will leave because they think it is a hornets nest...I guess wasps don't like hornets...LOL

I also heard/read that you can get the same results by stuffing  a brown paper bag with newspaper, tie it off and hang.

In my case, they love to zoom around my patio, causing me great fear....

But I like pretty..

So I used this cone shape birds nest that I usually put out at Easter....

I planted it with a few baby succulents that I had, leaving room for some growth..

Hope it works..Wish me well...

Sunday, June 25, 2017

My New Planter

Just started a new planter
What do you think?
Should I add more Succulents , or should I leave it as it is and let it fill in as it grows?
Should I add some moss to it or maybe some small stones or gravel ?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Letter Holder Succulent Planter

Isn't this about the cutest thing ever..
I just love it..
Now where can I buy this letter holder ?

Friday, June 2, 2017

Calling all Fairies and Gnomes

Calling all FAIRY and GNOMES
Secret Succulent Fairy and Gnome Sign Up
How it works:
All participants must have a U.S. Mailing address
Send me a private message include your name and mailing address
Sign up starts today and ends June 5th..On June 6th I will be sending each of you a name and address...You will be this persons Fairy/Gnome. If you sign up you are committed to sending a package to the person that you are given...Everyone is a Fairy/Gnome to someone, and everyone has a Fairy?Gnome.
Package will contain No less than 5 items.. the items can be leaves, babies, cuttings a beheaded flower or a rooted plant...
If you are feeling generous you may send more than 5 ..But you are required to send 5 different items..
Do not send 5 of the same can send all leaves if you wish, but they must be 5 different leaves. Or you can mix with a combination of 5 different things..Examples shown in picture below.
REMEMBER: a lot of Fairies?Gnomes are succulent newbies, that being said, do not expect to receive some rare and exotic succulent. This is just about having fun and the anticipation of waiting on a surprise to arrive in the mail. Please be happy with what you get..
Your Fairy's/Gnomes name will be drawn from a hat ...You may keep it a secret or you may share..I will also be playing, that being the case..I will obviously know who my Fairy or Gnome is. The very last name left in the hat will be the person I will send to.. If you prefer to keep it very secret than I can opt out.
Each Fairy/Gnome is responsible to pay for the postage of the package they send..I will be sending mine out by first class mail.. It is recommended that you send your package in a small box to avoid the plants/leaves from being crushed.
Please send your package out by June 25th...If every thing works out well we will play again in July.
Please send me a private message when your package has arrived..It will also be helpful if you send me the tracking number of your package, by doing so I can pass the information on to the recipient . This is especially helpful to those who have a P.O. Box.
Examples....these are only examples ..make up your own and have FUN!
Ready ...Set...GO!

Friday, May 12, 2017

For The Love Of Succulents

I have found a new love !

I am working on a new project, this time using succulents.

This is an old water fountain that my Aunt gave me. It has been sitting in my back yard for years. The pump went out ages ago and I never got around to getting a new one.
That being said, I decided to give it a new purpose.

Can't wait for it to fill in!

I am now on the look out for rare or hard to fin varieties..

I may try seeds,,,

Have you tried growing succulents with seeds or with cuttings ?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017


I am going to try this,,,

Hope it works!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sweet Peas

One of my favorite flowers is sweet peas..Not only are they beautiful, but they smell wonderful.

Sweet Peas are so pretty growing up a trellis in the garden but they also are great for cutting to bring indoors.

It has been years since I planted them...


Because the seeds need to be planted in my area in October. and every year I forget..It is well into spring when the garden bug hits me and by then it is too late.

But this year, Lo and behold  I REMEMBER.

I just ordered my seeds from Amazon and can't wait for them to be delivered...