Spring is busting out all over where I live. The big Sycamore trees in the front yard are leafing out.
My front porch is looking rather like Spring too. I haven't been to the nursery to purchase any flowers to plant yet, but it is still pretty.
I am hoping to get some gardening in this weekend. I have collected a lot of my seeds, and we will put in some that have been started already. Mainly tomatoes.
I wish you could see through this sun screen to see the orange trees all in bloom. It is beautiful and smells heavenly too!
I have some Spring and Easter things in the house now. Such an early Easter this year. I love this little two tiered plate holder for making seasonal displays. This is in the family room at our table.
Let's go back into the kitchen again to see what Noah and I are up to. You may have noticed that large white box in the photos of the table earlier. Well, we decided to try our luck at incubating, and hatching our own chicks. The Rooster seems to be doing what roosters do, and I thought it would be fun to see if we could get any of our own fertilized eggs to hatch.
There are two clear plastic viewing windows on the top of the unit to see the contents.
Here is the incubator we got. It was 44.00, but was on sale for 39. There are several optional parts you can purchase to assist in making your experience a better, and/or easier one. I opted not to buy them, and will first see how our trial run hatch goes. Perhaps an egg turner will be in our future, but for this time, we have to turn them manually at least three times a day. Which is why there is an X on one side, and an O on the other.
So, in 21 days, we are hoping to have at least a few hatching chicks! Noah washed his hands, and then carefully turned each of the eggs to the other side today after school. Look at that concentration, tongue out and all!
If we have some success, we should have Easter Chickies!
I have been busy in the sewing room lately with my quilting projects, as well as this bag I made last week. If you quilt, you are probably aware of who Man Sewing is. His name is Rob Appell, and he has a great blog, and does a new tutorial every Monday. I made this bag from his tutorial.
It is made with two rolls of vinyl mesh. Pick two that coordinate well. I chose Boise State colors. My son in law is a huge fan, and got Greg to be as well. This one will be our boat tote.
The strap is sewn down several inches on both sides, with a gap that will nicely hold a carabiner for keys. I have a shower curtain key ring clipped on mine.
I recently found out that Lynnette Jensen, one of my all time favorite quilt and fabric designers, is doing a free Block of the Month with Craftsy. I was so thrilled to go check it out, and even though the classes for the quilt are free, I took one look at her gorgeous fabric she designed and made her quilt with, that I had to have it. So I ordered the kit, and it came the other day. I am behind, so I better get going on this right away!
I will pick up the quilt I made last week for the quilt shop, as it will be done with the machine quilting on it. I will bind it, and then bring it back to the shop. I will show it to you before I do!!!!
I am addicted to a 3:00 cup of coffee every afternoon. Todays was especially good, as I have come down with yet another head cold!!!!
Goodnight all. I will get around to say hi tomorrow.