Sunday pursuits

I've been spending ample time blog browsing the past few days, and as usual, this activity spikes my creative urge.  Designer peat pots, stitcheries, knitting, and quilting....but the activity I most want to engage in is gardening...the one thing I really can't pursue now.  My indoor garden is blooming...paperwhites planted just before Christmas, and the hyacinth sitting atop water is slowly growing.  The rosemary and oregano I planted last fall are still alive and...get this...thriving... in my living room window.  CBS Sunday Morning had a feature on Tovah Martin's The New Terrarium:  Creating Beautiful Displays for Plants and Nature.  I read (and wrote about) this book last year, but had forgotten about it.  I have the book on my "pick up" list when I go to work this afternoon.  Maybe I can garden now.  Maybe I can grow things in the Wardian case in the corner of my livng room instead of using it for wine storage.  Hmmmm...


Brrrr...brighten up your world!

Snow and cold...two of my most unfavorite things.  I feel fortunate that my area isn't overwhelmed by snow and ice, and for that I'm so grateful.  Spring....where are you?

Mosey on over to Purlbee and whip up some perky Valentines to add a little color to the gloom of the day!  Super easy instructions for these can be found here.

Photo: Purlbee



I had high hopes of starting the new year with a blog post every day, with a brand spanking new picture to go along with the post. Seems that I've been in a bit of a tech nightmare at home; uncooperative wireless compounded with a laptop that may or may not be the actual culprit. I've put off trying to figure the whole mess out--seems like too much work at the end of the day. I was able to keep up on email via my iPhone, but I can only peck out so many letters before frustration sets in. As of this afternoon, all is well in the land of wireless.

So far, I'm not doing a good job of keeping up...which brings us around to my word for 2011:

fulfill - to develop the full potential of.  To bring to an end;  finish or complete, as a period of time.  To satisfy (obligations, requirements.  To carry out, or bring to realization as a prophecy or promise.

I am a listmaker...always have been, always will be.  Problem is, I make lists and don't fulfill them.  There are so many things I'd like to accomplish this year...projects, crafty things, reading and writing.  I just have to start...