Archive for May, 2010

Mid May
May 14, 2010

Not much crafting going on here, so I haven’t had anything really to write about. Same with gardening, though I bought 4 tomato plants and some basil to go in the hanging baskets yesterday. I also bought this gorgeous Mandevilla to go on a trellis out back.


This morning I went to JoAnn’s for the current $3.99 Vogue pattern sale. I picked up these two patterns. I have been wanting to make a summery dress, and both these styles caught my eye. Not really sure I will actually make them, but just in case, I wanted to get the patterns while they are on sale.


Now this part of the blog post is something I have been debating about actually mentioning. Since May is Lupus awareness month, I think I will share. I also have those weird antibodies, though I do not like to acknowledge them. I am really weak right now, from a major flare in March. I’ll be fine. I just need time to build my strength back up. That is why my life, crafting, and gardening have been on hold. Frankly, this is hard for me to share, though I do want to offer an explanation for not creating anything to blog about. ¬†Ironic, now that I write this, I am more aware that I need to take my Lupus seriously. ¬†Maybe it took this long for me to recover, just to drill the point into my thick head.


May Flowers
May 1, 2010


These roses are so full of petals. I have never seen them open all the way. This is a type of climbing rose. Someday I hope it fills the trellis out front.