Garden Pics and My Cross Stitch Project

Garden Pics

The one good thing about all of the rain we have had lately in NY is that the garden is going gangbusters! In a week the cabbage has tripled in size, the corn is almost knee high and the carrots and beets are making small meals for us and it’s only the end of June.

Here are some pics from around the garden.

    Melons and Buttercup Squash are looking good
       Onions in their new bed are growing fantastic 
                                                        Purple Cabbages



Cherries are ready for picking, the bosc pears and apples are growing well and the red raspberries and blackberries might be ready right after 4th of July. Can’t wait!

From now until Autumn we will be harvesting or planting or processing almost every day. How is your garden coming?

My Cross-Stitch Project

About 3 months ago I got back into one of my favorite hobbies. Cross-stitching. I have to say though, it is difficult to find patterns for my kind of cross-stitch style. I am not into cute puppies or tacky tea towels with grapes or pillow cases with birds on them. I prefer a more modern style.

I happened upon a book at my local library that had the most beautiful pattern for a poppy remembrance field in honor of Veterans Day in it.

Here is my progress so far.


I have almost half of the picture done. The other side will be more of the same with an even bigger tree than the left side. This ain’t your gramma’s kind of cross-stitch and I love it! I plan on trying my hand at my first Black-Stitch project sometime in the fall too. What kind of sewing project are you working on? -MM

Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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