Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sweet Berry Farm

Alas, we now have another spring family tradition in addition to bluebonnets.... picking berries at Sweet Berry Farm just outside of Marble Falls.  We had such a delightful time at the farm today with Ella.  She ran up and down the rows of berries, picking them, eating them, and then petting the goats.  She was absolutely mesmerized by the goats.  We picked so many berries that our freezer is now full of them.  I see alot of smoothies in our future!  I loved seeing all the families there.  A sweet elderly lady was there (see pic) picking berries with the best of them.  Love that! We stayed a couple of hours until it began steadily raining. Perfect day.  If you go, you must try their strawberry lemonade and smoothies.  Wonderful!

Friday, April 11, 2014

New Hot Spots in Wimberley

I found two new places in Wimberley that I will have to visit when I go through Wimberley - the Sugar Shack and Wimberley Stitch Studio.

The Sugar Shack is on RR12 between Dripping Springs and Wimberley.  My husband and I stopped there on our way to San Marcos for breakfast to go.  We were blown away by the variety of delicious pastries and finally settled on croissants, cinnamon rolls, and coffee.  I had the raspberry filled croissant and my husband had the jalapeƱo, bacon and cheese croissant.  They were AMAZING.  Warm and light.  Delicious.  This will be a new must stop every time I go to Court which is quite a bit!

 The Wimberley Stitch Studio is a relatively new quilt shop that opened in 2013 and is across the street from the Market Days.  It is very small but adorable.  I love the fabrics they offer and it was a pleasure meeting Linda who was working away on a quilt on the Long Arm machine that resides there.  Truly a studio.  I of course couldn't leave without purchasing some fabric and a couple of patterns.  They also offer classes and a block of the month program is starting soon.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Super Ella

I had a lot of fun making this Super Ella cape and onesie for Ella to wear to a friend's superhero party.  I started with a generic cape and customized it.  First, I traced the letter E and various sized stars on blue and white pieces of felt, cut them out and sewed them on the cape and the onesie with silver thread for some sparkle.  I then hemmed up the cape a bit so that she wouldn't trip on it.  I love it and so does she.  She zipped around the yard and the house and growled.  It brings back so many memories of me as a child proudly wearing my supergirl or wonder woman underoos and fighting over who was going to wear our only red towel as a cape.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Garden is on its way

It has been such a beautiful weekend.  On Saturday, we planted our transplants in the raised bed garden to include large red cherry tomatoes, crook neck squash, cilantro, red bell peppers, long suyo cucumbers, and black krim tomatoes.  We also planted rosemary, chives, strawberries and lavender transplants and several wildflower seeds around our property.  If all goes well, we should be seeing "fruit" in 60-80 days.  Ella of course was a big help in the yard.  She played in the dirt and followed her daddy around.  A few times she actually crawled into the raised bed to grab at the plants but eventually lost interest.  And I mean eventually.  Still loads of fun enjoying the sunshine.