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Today, I received a copy of Sew Liberated that I had ordered from Interweave back when they had their “Broken and Distressed” book sale.  When I first received my shipment, they had forgotten to include that book.  The order had taken so long in the first place because I had ordered it before the Canada Post mail strike.

So, today, it was a nice surprise to receive it in the mail.  The book consists of different patterns that include patchwork.  There is clothes (a neat skirt, a retro looking apron), household items (patchwork on linens) and fun bags.  The bag that jumped out at me was the market bag.  It’s probably due to the fact that I’ve harvested 9 (yes, 9!) zucchinis from my community garden plot.  I also have lots of cherry tomatoes (although the kids are eating them faster than I can pick them LOL), beans and peas that are ready.  I picked a green pepper and two cucumbers.  I even made some pesto with my basil last week.  Ah, I am in gardening heaven!  If only I had a great market bag to carry those fresh veggies…;)

I checked out my backyard garden and the plants are looking  great.  Some of the seeds I planted last week are actually coming up.  I think we had a good mix of rain and hot weather in the past week that were just right to make things pop out of the earth.  Here are a few photos for your enjoyment. (Please don’t look at the weeds. 😦 I’ll try to get to that this weekend…)  The upside down plant is an experiment.  I’m trying to grow zucchini in the “topsy-turvy” planter.  We’ll see how that goes.

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I can’t wait until the weekend.  It is the May long weekend, the weekend when traditionally, garderners start planting their gardens.  It is usually safe to plant on the long weekend in Manitoba, as the risk of frost has passed.

I already have two begonias that my son and I bought.  I also have a few tomato plants, a pepper plant, some lettuce and herbs that need to be put in the ground pronto!

The forecast is calling for rain on Saturday and Sunday so we just might plant a few things this evening.  I can’t wait! 🙂