Sunday, July 31, 2011

SFG and Deck - 13 - Rooftop Recap

Entry 13
Rooftop Recap
(The last of the posts on the SFG and Deck...for now ;-) )

Holy Cow!!!
The zucchini has doubled in size in the last 13
 days since the "SFG and Deck" posts began.
Must be the season of the zucchini.

Sunday morning taking photos from the roof...
it has now been confirmed by the neighbors...
Mr. and Mrs. NVO are whack!
Have a Sunny Sunday!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

SFG and Deck - 12 - Accessories: Crochet!!!

Entry 12
Since the garden is the relaxing and crocheting area...
isn't it befitting for it to be decorated with crocheted "this and thats"?

The living room blanket and pillows are brought out on cooler Summer evenings. I've never posted about this project as it was completed long before I began a blog...but it has an interesting story behind it, so it may be post worthy one of these days...

(How about that shadow of the picture taking person and the toe in the corner? What a rookie!)
If the NVO is in need of warmth, as well, we'll bring this one out from the master bedroom - it's so soft and cuddly as it was made from a wool blend - the others are acrylic and although they are warm and strong they aren't quite as soft and cuddly. :-) This one has been posted about A LOT but the last post was here.

Some of these "this and thats" that I refer to are WIP's but not for long....

Flowers in the corners of the red and white side and two more cushions to finish. These granny squares cover very inexpensive red Ikea cushions. I left these out in the rain one day and the red from the cushion ran into the white yarn. I threw them in the washer - cushion, cover and all. (I had sewn the cover on so I did not want to unpick [lazy], buttons could have been put in for easy removal.) If you can believe it...they came out sparkly new...even dried them in the dryer. Wahoo!
Oh, Oh, Oh and check out this WIP in it's very beginning stage....
It's patio umbrella bunting!
Can you stand it?!?!

Top edge needs a little something..will be working on that and posting about it and the cushion completion later. Thought I would alternate the colorful bunts with the red and white bunts to tie in with the cushions.

Pattern can be found here at Lilley's handcrafted lovelies.

Have a Colorful Day!

Friday, July 29, 2011

SFG and Deck - 11 - Accessories: Knick Knacks

Entry 11
Knick Knacks
Knick Knacky stuff for the SFG and Deck

Bugs on 'Roids 

Ikea el frugalo watering cans...
.99 cents!!!!
Gotta' love it, baby!

This little guy has been named "Henry"
as he most definitely must be reading
Henry David Thoreau's

Another Gingham Granny Square Photo Op!
Mr. and Mrs. NVO
Isn't this weird? I do not know what button or combination of buttons I hit on my camera to get this progressive photo?
I was not even trying to do anything tricky and then all of a sudden...
 It's tricky...tricky, tricky, tricky...
Almost as tricky as rockin' a rhyme that's right on time!
(Run DMC)
Have a Simply Delightful Day!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SFG and Deck - 10 - Accessories: Table Settings & Food

Entry 10
Table Settings
Giant granny squares for the back side of the cushion... 
Uh Oh! Poor cushion got left out in the rain and....
the red ran into the white...
oh well, pink is nice too. ;-)

& Food

Open Face Shrimp Sandwiches
 (a typical Norwegian meal.)
One of Norway's best until The NVO tries to put geitost on his shrimp sandwiches. ;-)
American Eggs Benedict

French Brie and Apples

Saved the best table accoutrement for last:
The NVO "hooked" me up with a patio umbrella light so I could
 crochet outside until the wee hours...
along with crochet hooks that light up, as well.

Wishing you many relaxing warm Summer evenings with yummy grub!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SFG and Deck - 9 - Accessories: Hummer Feeders

Entry 9
Hummer Feeders
Welcome Hummingbirds!
These can be seen from inside and out. :-)

This was moved here from here...

To make room for this plant friend.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SFG and Deck - 8 - Accessories: Pots and Plants

Entry 8
Pots and Plants

Hit the jackpot with these pots....found at TJ Maxx/Home Goods
for a fraction of the cost at the garden shops.
And the plants...all from Walmart.
Yeah, I love a bargain!

These poor little guys has been moved from the back yard to the deck area
in hopes the additional sun will bring them back to life.

In hopes the additional sun will bring me back to life too - I'M POOPED! ;-)

Monday, July 25, 2011

SFG and Deck - 7 - Patio Furniture

Entry 7
Patio Furniture

July 2011

Not Bad but Not Good...
The tablecloth was plastic and looks A LOT better in the photo than it really looked.
Sold at a yard sale shortly thereafter :-)
I love the new furniture...the best part a Costco bargain and you know how much I love a bargain!Owwwww...
the best is yet to come...
the accessories!!!