"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, April 24, 2009

Creating and Growing...

I have to share my latest crochet project. I found the sweetest pattern for a crocheted bunny. Instead of making it in the lavender the original designer used, I made it with a multi-colored chenille yarn. It is a lot larger than I thought it would be but I love the way it turned out. I know I will make it again but next time I will use felt to make the face instead of embroidering it on.



And, my seeds are thriving. I have to show you how much they've grown in only 3 days...


Buttercrunch Lettuce - top row, left *lg square; Grand Rapids Lettuce - top row, 2nd lg square from left; peas - 1st and 2nd lg square on bottom row; Green Bean - 3rd lg square from left on the bottom


Yellow squash - top row, 3rd lg square from left; Corn - bottom row, 1st lg square on left; Tomatoes - bottom row, 2nd lg square from left, a few breaking the surface of the dirt; Pumpkins(top 6 cells)/unknown squash(bottom 3 cells) - bottom row 3rd lg square from left


only thing sprouting in this tray so far is corn


*each large square contains 9 smaller squares

Kym asked how big the seedlings needed to be before you move them outdoors. The biggest thing to be concerned with it making sure you are past the final frost of the season. If I had started my seeds on time, I could put them in the ground now. However, since I started them late (I was lazy), I will probably wate a week or two more to start moving them into the ground.

20 comments:

Sheliza said...

girl, you are so wonderfully talented! I am so excited for your veggies too :)

Beautiful Mess said...

The rabbit is adorable! I love it. WOW your veggies are really taking off! Good work! Is there ANYTHING you can't do?! Sheesh, wonder woman ;o)

MoonNStarMommy said...

Awwwwwwww I love the bunny!!! The seeds are doing great!! We have some herbs growing!

Kymberli said...

What CAN'T you create? I LOVE that bunny, especially because you chose a groovy technicolor yarn! He can be Fertie the Fuzzy Fertili-Bunny's brother!

How big do your seedlings have to grow before you can plant them outside?

Chris said...

Cute bunny! Even tho Gabe doesn't look too sure about it.

Carrie27 said...

That is so cute!!!

Grow seedlings grow!

Heather and Jase said...

BUNNY!!!!!

Look at your garden! I love when the plants fill in and get all full looking!

Mr. Shelby said...

Woah - You have some talent there! Hopefully my black thumb won't infect you though this comment.

Great job on the bunny!

Mr Shelby (from iclw)

Cara said...

Oh Kristen that bunny is sooo cute!!!! Did you put that pattern on the other site?

And, um, the growing season round here starts...hmmm..somewhere early June!!

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

The bunny is SOOO very cute!

And grow seeds, grow. :)

Nina said...

I crochet too! That bunny is soooo cute. I don't think I'm quite up to its level, though. I'm a baby blanket maker. So I've not crocheted in awhile, obviously.

Dora said...

Great bunny! But Gabe does look scared of it.

Your seedlings look great, too!

MrsSpock said...

Too cute!

The Rebound Girl said...

Oh that's a really cool rabbit. I really need to take the time and learn to crochet.

Joe said...

Uck, you are so lucky, I wish I knew how to crochet! I tried to learn and just failed miseribly

Stacie said...

What a cute little bunny! Adorable.

Still amazed at your gardening skill!

WiseGuy said...

Homegrown veggies...what a delight! Lovely bunny there K, you are so talented...also checked out some of the stoopidity that came out of some 911 calls..that was too funny!

*ICLW*

Misty said...

You are so talented! That bunny is super cute and looks perfect for cuddling!

Soralis said...

I love your bunny... I would love to find some time to make those for my kiddos!

Wow to the seeds they look great!

Michelle said...

Oh wow, I LOVE that bunny!!! SO adorable. I wish I knew how to crochet and knit. They would make greats gifts and I know my daughter would love it!