Monday, March 16, 2009

New Books! New Books! La-La-La-La-La-La!

Sam's Club is always a dangerous place for the Hubby and I to go to, but where else can you buy 30 rolls of toilet paper and 5lbs of frozen broccoli and not break the bank? And who would have ever thought that the Hubby would find three amazing Birthday presents for me? No - It's still not my Birthday (not until April 27th in case you were wondering). BUT - one of the things he bought me is a seasonal item and we were afraid that Sam's would run out or stop selling it before my Birthday. So here it is:

It's a patio vegetable garden and I am sooo excited! This will be the first year that I actually attempt to grow fresh produce and I needed somewhere to do it on our porch. At first I was going to use some of my other planters and containers and not get as many flowers this year, but Dustin found this and thought I would love it. And oh was he right! I'm going to be able to grow tomatos, green beans, parsley, basil, lettuce, and possible strawberries. Oh happy day!

The next two presents just make my little sewing heart full of joy. There are some books that I've had my eye on for a while and Sam's had two of them for a great discounted price. They are Last Minute Patchwork Gifts & Weekend Sewing.


Not only are these books filled with beautiful projects, but they are designed so beautifully. I can't wait to start making some of these projects. Perhaps they will help me figure out a fun pattern for my Anna Maria Horner quilt.


7 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh I need to get that Weekend Sewing one!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

You scored at Sam's! My only caution is that strawberries tend to take over. . .

Dana said...

I just got the Last Minute Patchwork Gifts book. Lovely book. I have several craft books and never make anything from them. Maybe now is the time, eh?

Michelle Grace said...

Ginger (Alicia's mom) told me about your blog. I remember you at TM, but didn't get the chance to know you that well. Love you blog and your sense of style girl.
And seeing the Domino book brought a sigh to my heart. I was so sad to hear that magazine closed.
Take care! Michelle Arnold

Alicia said...

I have the patchwork quilted gifts book and love it!! I am going to make the little birdy ornaments for a little tree I have :) So many cute things in there!

Nancy said...

You might want to put the strawberries in their own container, as they need time to establish and will be a perennial crop that will get better and better every year. Look for a strawberry pot... they really do work.

Pay attention to when Carole at May Dreams garden plants things, as I think she's in your growing region.

CouponAlbum said...

Interesting post!! "Last Minute Patchwork Gifts" is fantastic book!! I have this one and got many beautiful ideas!!

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