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Banana Garden?

How does our garden grow?… not very well as it turned out last summer. But much better now.

We had little luck last summer with our veggie garden, though the rabbits would argue this point since they remained well nourished throughout the growing season.  We are happy for them.
So for this reason, I decided to do some gardening of a different nature. The kind that would last all year long too… and I did it! Though this garden serves to nourish only the imagination. Just as important as fresh vegetables to eat, I am quite certain.
So as with all gardens, one must start with fertile soil. This one is all ready for seeding into nice neat rows. Then it is watered generously.

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We harvested onions, beets, strawberries, carrots and peas all at the the same time! It was a miraculous harvest.

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And at Thanksgiving, we feasted!

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I am gifting the garden to sweet Ava, my great niece… I hope she has many years for happy gardening with it. And I finally did yesterday… and I think she likes it.

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Down by the sea

I must have a “thing” for the sea lately, as I have been leaning towards creatures of the sea and have had so much fun with patterns from Abby Glassenburg and others.

First the mermaids and the little fishes with patterns from at whileshenaps.com

Here are some pics, but shhhh, don’t tell anyone, as they are mostly Christmas gifts for young and not so young friends!

Banana and friends

Down by my own “sea” in my backyard, with my new friends

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And today I discovered the perfect friend to accompany these, a little seahorse from Lia’s Crafty Journey’s blog.

I used some minky I had left over from a baby blanket and created this little guy. I used safety eyes instead of felt. There will be many more of these to come.

Thanks Lia!

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Then along came a sweet friend: I made him out of a listening grey stretchy bit I had in my stash left over from who-knows-what and guess what?  I love him!  He looks like he has just jumped right out of the surf.

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Then I wondered what would happened if I introduced them to one another. So far so good. They are observant, anyway.

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Sea horses meeting for the first time