Category Archives: Gardening

Been gone for a while…

This summer we put in a new patio. I have spent a lot of time painting furniture and sewing cushions. I’ve also worked in the garden, so not too much sewing going on. Here are some shots of out patio and the cushions I made–super easy!


and here are some scenes from our October 25th outdoor party.  Must be global warming that has allowed us to BBQ this late in the season!

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” ― Rudyard Kipling

The weather this past week in St. Louis has been wonderful. Clear and sunny, high about 80 degrees. It was just too nice to stay inside and sew. We don’t have a large garden, but it sure does take time to pull the weeds, move the hostas that have grown too big, and add a little color with some annuals. But oh what a wonderful way to spend a weekend! Here are a few pics of the front yard.

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yard 2  The yard is about finished. Sewing should be back on the agenda very soon!


Julie Stitches…and sometimes she does other things

Been a little while since I wrote a post. Out weather here in St. Louis has been awesome so we have spent lots of time working in the garden.


The vegetable garden. I had planted the spinach and lettuce seeds a couple weeks ago. This weekend I was able to get tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers and herbs in the ground.  Spring is my favorite season–I just love playing in the dirt. And once the lettuce and spinach is in, it is so fun to ask, “would you like a salad with dinner? Let me step out to the garden to get it!”

I also was able to plant some flowers–my next door neighbor and I made a trip to Sugar Creek nursery for the cool plants and then to Home Depot for the basics.

Step flowers The basics–yellow, white and purple petunias.

Papa's garden I spent many hours digging up those dang wild violets from this bed. I hate those things…they just spread everywhere. We call this garden, Tom’s garden after my Dad who built the trellis for us. The kids bought me the St. Francis statue, which is like one we had in our garden growing up. It needs some more hostas and maybe some impatiens–sounds like a plan for next weekend