Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tote Bags

Here are three tote bags I recently finished. All of them need linings yet. The first two patterns are from the leaflet, "Trendsetting Totes" The first one is called "Casual Chic" and done in Sugar'n Cream yarn in Grape and Soft Violet:

The next one is called "In Vogue" and done in Sugar'n Cream yarn in a color called Swimming Pool. This one also needs a drawstring. I'm not sure if I like the colors I used for this bag. I like the bag, so I'll try it again in a solid color and see if I like that better.

This last bag is one is also done in Sugar'n Cream yarn in Sage and Country Sage Ombre. The pattern came from an Annie's Scrap Club pattern.

More Plants

Here is a very small Kalanchoe that I bought at Lowe's. It was so full of buds, and now they buds are finally opening!

Here is a crazy Umbrella Tree from work! I'm not sure what I'll do with it yet. It is so big, that I may divide it and see what happens.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Outside my Living Room...

It's hard to believe that this is how it looked back in December:

And this is how it looks today:

My Plants...

Thought I'd post pictures of the house plants I have here...

First off, here's my "Momma Pothos". This plant I've had for about 8 years, and it just keeps on growing...I've made lots of smaller plants from this one in the last 8 years.

Next is my crazy Umbrella Tree:

Some Cactus and Succulents, plus two African Violets on the second shelf of the stand. The small clay pot on the top shelf is actually some Basil seeds I planted - hopefully I can grow an herb this summer!

Next are come of my Snake Plants (Mother-In-Law's Tongue):

My Zee-Zee Plant:

My tallest Snake Plant (from floor to top of the tallest stem is about 4 feet):

Two more Snake Plants and a Christmas Cactus:

Brand new Jade plant from Lowe's:

Red Dracaena:

Small Dracaena I brought home from work to nurse back to health:

My Hibiscus that has never seen a day outside and still keeps flowering for me. She had a huge flower yesterday, and has a big bud today that should be open tomorrow:

Cylindrical Snake Plant:

And finally, some plants in my living room - new cacti from Lowe's, some cactus sprouts from seeds I planted, and some tomato seeds I planted to see if I could grow them!

Whew! Now it's back to crocheting.....