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Monday, January 19, 2015

Indoor Gardening, Cold Frame, Amaryllis & Quilt


This is how my lettuces are growing under the grow lights.  The tray on the right is the first one I planted.  I have been harvesting some of the two trays on the right and using.


The weather was a little milder today so I opened up the cold frame for a bit.  This is what I saw!!


Yummy potato soup in in the crockpot for our meal tonight!  Probably not so healthy but oh so good!!!


I have been working on a lap quilt made up of music materials.  I am so upset with myself as I goofed on the borders so it is not as large as it should be!!


Here is a close up of some of the materials I used in it.


This is the music material I used on the back.


This is a close up of the material on the back.  No craft comes easy for me!!!!!!


I have never had an Amaryllis plant before but was given one for Christmas.  There was another bud on it but graceful me knocked it off!  I wondered if the flowers are suppose to droop like this??


"Wonderful Gardener" gave me this beautiful red rose.  This does win some brownie points for him for all the time he spends on doing his historical videos of Pt. Huron, Michigan.  Between the rose and the Amaryllis the house looks quite cheerful!




24 comments:

lil red hen said...

Your quilt looks good no matter about the border! Such interesting fabric! Love the flowers!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lil red hen, Thanks for the encouragement. It does cheer up winter when there are flowers in the house, don't you think? Nancy

Tudy said...

The lettuce looks yummy and potato soup sounds good too. The quilt looks great. I love flowers but have none in bloom right now.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Tudy, Thanks and thanks for commenting and for all your help! The potato soup was yummy tonight! Nancy

Lisa said...

Red. So pretty and inviting. Beautiful!

Daphne Gould said...

That lettuce looks wonderful. I've thought about growing lettuce under grow lights, but I don't have full spectrum lights. The cool white ones do well for little seedlings, but aren't as good for maturing the plant.

Lisa said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Love the fabrics you used!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Lisa, Thank you! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, I wouldn't be growing lettuce either except I was gifted a nice grow light kit for my birthday! Nancy

Margaret said...

Gorgeous quilt! I wish I could do that - maybe someday I'll give one a try.

And your lettuce looks amazing - both inside & out! Looks like you won't be going to the grocery store for your greens any time soon....lucky you!

Audrey said...

Hi Nancy ... Happy 2015 ... hope your garden will be the best ever this year. So much fun to have fresh greens when it is still winter.

Love the quilt and no one will know you goofed on the border if you don't tell them.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Thanks! Happy 2015 to you also! I do love my salads! Nancy

lynn said...

your fresh lettuce and potato soup look yummy, nancy:) and your quilt is lovely as is--love the music prints:) the amaryllis does look a bit droopy, but the rose is beautiful!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lynn, Thank you for your kind words! Hope you have a lovely week! Nancy

Felecia Cofield said...

Hi Nancy! Your lettuces look yummy! So nice to have these in the winter! Your quilt is fantastic! I think it looks so pretty! The amarylis is so pretty. And I love the rose! Your house is looking very Spring like with the blooms! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

Leigh said...

The quilt is beautiful! I love the music theme. Your lettuce looks awfully good and so does your potato soup. That's always been a favorite of mine.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Leigh, Thanks. Daughter and Daughter-in-law both teach piano lessons so am making another one so they will each have one. Soup was yummy. All gone now! Nanay

oneandahalfacrehomestead said...

Your lettuces are doing great! I love how your quilt turned out too!

Have a great evening
:)Vicki

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks! The lettuces seem to be doing better and I am trying to make another quilt like that one! Will soon be gardening time and no time to sew! Nancy

Connie said...

Hi Nancy, your lettuce looks so good; i've never tried grow lights and indoor gardening. Your quilt turned out very nice, it will be wonderful and cozy to cuddle under on your cold winter nights. Thank you so much for the mug rug, it was a very pleasant surprise, you touched my heart :)
Have a lovely week.
Connie :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Connie, Thanks! Can't keep up to you on the crafting but enjoy your little gift! Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow...Your lettuce is doing great under the grow lights! I love your quilt what a great idea to do a music theme. I think the size is great unless it was to be made to fit a bed.

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow...Your lettuce is doing great under the grow lights! I love your quilt what a great idea to do a music theme. I think the size is great unless it was to be made to fit a bed.

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Carol, Thanks! No, the quilt is not a bed quilt, just a lap quilt. I don't think I can supply all my lettuce under the grow lights! Nancy