Sunday, May 29, 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching and Lemon Seeds

Another Sunday is upon us and once again I have something to post over at Kathy's Quilt for Slow Sunday Stitching.
I've made more progress on block seven though not as much as I had hoped to. The tree is done and the spider I still need to do the web once I move the Q frame.
Stitching away
My fingers began to tingle and go numb so I had to keep putting the work aside and then before I could start to stitch again I had to remove the few last stitches that went off before starting each time I picked up the work again. I finally put it aside for a few days to give my hands a rest.

Yesterday morning before the heat of the day set in I transplanted a few more plants I bought to larger pots and gave everything a good watering. The new knockout roses I bought on Wednesday was full
of closed buds which are now beginning to open, this photo does not do them justice.  A few weeks ago I took a few lemon seeds and stuck them on a damp paper towel, place them in a zip close bag and waited and waited until I saw the green pushing against the bag.
So yesterday I opened the paper towel and decided to put them is starter pots I have done this before with good results.
So out came the peat pots and starter mix I actually had on hand from earlier this year and never got around to using so that saved time.
I always forget how light the seed starting mix is but I managed to get the pots filled and the seedlings planted and now I wait.
I actually placed the whole window box in a plastic bag to give it a greenhouse effect until the seedlings are a little stronger, usually only one or two will survive.  If they take they grow very slowly or at least that had been my experience. I can't say the same about my sweet potato plant I started.
I haven't done one of these in a while and started mine with the pointed end up, I think many start with the pointed end down.  This all came about when I was rinsing out a jelly jar I bought thinking I would use it to root a few pieces of the Pothos plant when a few hours later I was making dinner, one of the sweet potatos looked to be a perfect fit.
The Mandevilla is blooming nicely I love the two different shades of pink this plant has, I will need to add a trellis this week because the tendrils are finally growing.

The Sunday before Memorial Day at one point was known as Decoration Day….the day when veterans would lay flowers on the graves of vets.


  1. I like how your scary salon is coming along! Do you like working in a square frame over a round one? May I ask where you got yours? Thanks!

    1. Rachel I do like using the square frame especially for these blocks which are backed with muslin for stability, I use hoops too for certain projects. I purchased this one on ebay and several other from Hobby Lobby, they come in several sizes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. So fun... mole hair braiding... LOL!
    Good luck with your stitching and your seed growing!

  3. Quilting is one passion of mine the other passion is gardening. I love to container garden. Have you ever grown a lemon plant from seads before?

    Kathleen Mary
    I am so glad you like the owls. They do bring a smile to the face.
    Kathleen Mary

    1. Yes Many years ago I grew several plants from lemon seeds. They grow very slowly.

  4. I am not much of a gardener. I have to admit that I don't like getting my hands dirty and although I love potting flowers in pots, I have never been able to successfully grow any fruits or veggies.