New beginnings

I started a real garden this year… finally! I’ve been meaning to do so pretty much every year since we moved to a house. And now finally it’s becoming a reality.

I bought some organic non-GMO seeds from a local company called West Coast Seeds, I got some organic vegetable mix soil from another local company called Eco-Soil, and I also added some seeds that my mom brought from Bulgaria for me that she created from her own garden. Well 7 days after I sowed the seeds, we have a showing of lettuce and kale. YEY!!!! πŸ˜€ I am so super excited I can’t stop looking at them and compare how much they have grown every hour haha My kids are excited too and keep asking me when we are going to make a salad. HAHA

So the rest of the seeds I sowed were: yellow cherry tomatoes, red cherry tomatoes, red robin tomatoes, leeks. Later I will sow 2 types of carrots, 2 types of peppers, pickling cucumbers. πŸ™‚

Another super exciting thing that happened a couple of weeks ago was my childhood friend that I grew up with and was practically inseparable until we graduated high school, came to Vancouver on a business trip and we reconnected. We realized that we hadn’t seen each other for 20 years!!! How crazy is this?!? It was like we never missed a beat. She now has a little girl and I really wanted to give her a special gift. So I made her some amigurumi toys to play with (Patterns by HappyBerryCrochet). She loved them! It doesn’t get more personal than this πŸ™‚

Patterns by HappyBerryCrochet

So of course my son wanted an amigurumi toy and he asked for an airplane. He even chose the colours 😁 I got to work right away. He loved it!

Something else I’ve been working on is my yarn shop. Some exciting news coming up in the next few weeks. One thing I can say for sure is that I am in love with the Sugar Bush Yarns. They have such a soft luxury feel to them at a reasonable price. And the company is Canadian which adds to the package. They are fantastic to work with. They make the best most huggable yarns I’ve ever seen πŸ˜€ Pictures just don’t do it justice. Incredible quality! Just take a look at these chunky skeins of goodness.


26 responses to “New beginnings

  1. The plane is so cute! And the other toys too! Good for you with the garden. I would love to start one but I really don’t have a spot that gets enough sunlight that is also not where the dogs like to run around. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you πŸ™‚
      Yes, it’s important to have a well-lit undisturbed place :))) My basement is perfect for this because it’s unfinished we don’t really use it too much. πŸ™‚

  2. Your seeds look good. I have not yet started my seeds. I will be starting peppers. I also have serveral kinds of flowers to start. I will have to get busy once the snow stops flying to get new beds ready for them.

    • Thank you. I’ll be starting peppers too. I can’t wait.
      Speaking of flowers… my mom had brought me lots of seeds for flowers and I’m planning on sowing them today 😊

  3. Well done, especially on the gardening front, it is so rewarding isn’t it? I too love gardening.

    • Aw thank you πŸ™‚ Yes, you’re right. It’s incredible how the connection with someone is so strong that it comes back to you as soon as you see the person. πŸ™‚

  4. I learned to knit from my favorite Aunt who lived in Wisconsin. She and her roommate created some incredible sweaters with intricate designs all while the needles were clicking away at 90 miles an hour and they were carrying on a conversation with us as we visited from Illinois. I am nowhere near as skilled as she, but I do enjoy it. Mostly I do baby blankets and caps which are donated to hospitals in Cuba. But, I LOVE the little airplane and bunny. Blessings to you as you knit, reap your produce and love your family today! And, thanks for stopping by The Ruminant Scribe. I am humbled that you took time to visit my site.

    • Thank you so much for this comment. It’s a pleasure hearing from other passionate knitters. What a great cause you knit for – I am sure many babies in Cuba are thankful for a warm cosy blanket from you πŸ™‚ Your aunt sounds like a skilled knitter. I’d never be able to knit so fast and engage in conversation at the same time. It takes experience and a great deal of skill.
      Thank you for contributing to the discussion and for visiting my blog. πŸ™‚


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