Saturday, April 21, 2012

The MacBoo Brothers....

3 Scottish Ghosts add a bit of highland cheer to your Autumn Festivities. They are 9.5" to 10.5" tall. 
Maxx has a plaid vest and Tedd sports a kilt.  On #18 canvas.  
A Stitch Guide is included with each canvas. 

SFD012-P  Tedd   SFD013-K  Fredd   SFD014-P  Maxx

Available at your local needlepoint shop.  

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they can be purchased online: 

Note: It's best to purchase the MacBoo's at a shop, as they have threads and fibers needed to complete these projects.  The online shop carries canvases only.  However, you may have fibers and such in your stash that you may wish to use.  


Friday, April 20, 2012

Barrel Garden

This is my Barrel Garden. I have 15 half barrels that reside on a bed of rock. There is a special mat beneath the rock so that weeds don't grow.The garden is on timed watering, which is very helpful. I rotate my crops each season and I remove some soil and replace with new top soil every other year.

As you can see, I've still got a bit of my winter lettuce still growing, and I have an established rosemary bush . I've planted nearly all of the other barrels, except for 2, which I need to pick up more seeds for. These barrels are on the east side of the house, so I plant the tomatoes on the west side for more sun. The barrels get plenty of sun until early afternoon, so nothing gets scorched in the hot Brentwood summer sun. And the tomatoes get lots of hot sun on the other side. I'm planting sugar peas and green beans along the back fence (to the south), with little marigolds in front of them. 

I also give all of my plants a healthy dose of Miracle Grow every so often. The barrel garden looks great all year long, so the yard doesn't look shabby at all. The garden is about 6 years old. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Autumn in Spring?

Ok....I know that this is Springtime, but I just had to share my new Needlepoint Design.  Besides, ordering this canvas now will give you lots of time to complete it before there's frost on the pumpkin!  And, the good news is, the night sconce and stitch guide are included with the canvas!

This is a fun project to stitch, as it incorporates the use of hardware embellishments, needle weaving, french knots and plaid.  Don't worry!  The stitch guide will lead you through the process.

Available!  on April 7th,   you can pre-order now purchase this design at your favorite needle point shop.  CLICK HERE to locate a shop that carries my designs.

Can't fine a shop that carries this design? CLICK HERE to purchase it online.  You can pre-order it now.