Monday, October 8, 2012

Pattern Pyramid Winner!

According to, the Pattern Pyramid will be traveling to Megan! Congrats! :)

Friday, October 5, 2012


Don't forget to enter the Pattern Pyramid giveaway if you want a chance to win - you have until Saturday night!

I couldn't figure out how to get the Google Earth tour to show up online, but if you have Google Earth and know how to add a tour, you can get the file here: Google Docs - it will fly you around the earth on the Pattern Pyramid Path (or something close to it)!

And here is an actual map, showing the places this batch of patterns has been so far:

View Pattern Pyramid in a larger map

In other news, my blue Clovers are done and have been worn, but don't have pics - update to come!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My "Gardening" 2012

I use the term "gardening" loosely, since we didn't plant a garden this year. Our yard just needed too much work and we had too little time to make it happen. I do have plants, however, and in the spirit of Gayla's "Herbaria" posts all summer (which are completely inspiring, take a look!), I decided to photograph what I had a few weeks ago.

Row by row, left to right:
  • Japanese maple - my grandma grows them and I have a tiny little tree.
  • Hydrangea - my grandma took a slip from some hydrangea plants that were part of our wedding 7 years ago and gave me the plant this year - I love how the pink flowers fade and the green color on the back.
  • Snapdragon - this is a tough plant, I've had this one for a few years and it's withstood quite a bit of neglect, vacations, etc.
  • Rose - I was going to pull this rosebush out, so I cut it back as far as I could early in spring. I never got around to pulling it, and it apparently quite liked the severe pruning.
  • Little white flower - I don't actually know what this is. But the plants in 3 pots on my back deck all died for no good reason… except this plant.
  • Rose - I have another rose bush by one of our windows - aren't they pretty when the new growth is still that burgundy color?
  • Blackberries - These aren't actually my plant and I don't want them, but they grow up over (and under, and through) our fence from our neighbor's yard.
  • Geranium - Another pretty tough plant, it shares a container with the snapdragon.
  • Peach leaves - Also not my plant; our neighbors have a peach tree that hangs over our fence. The leaves are already changing color (and were as of early September).