Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

Here are a few of the things I did this past weekend:  
Tested my backyard soil.  Used a basic $3.00 kit from Lowe's. Followed the directions and took my results to my favorite nursery.  
Purchased the amendments that I needed and got to work with the tiller.  Honestly, it was fun. 

Attended the CSULB Department of History Awards Banquet to receive the scholarship I won. Had a great time and was very pleased to visit with the instructor who insisted that I apply.  She is a gem.

Worked on a cake for a guest blogpost coming up this Wednesday at Sew Bittersweet Designs.
 Planted my new "babies" as I like to call them.  Three different tomatoes, four different peppers, zucchini, eggplant and a Big Max pumpkin.  I'll explain it all on the next podcast.
 Got the younger son out in the front yard with me to add a bit more color.  He added the muscle to work on tree roots growing from the big tree to the right.

Saw this and absolutely loved it:  There is a point in the movie where one of the characters describes India as a an "assault on all of the senses" at which point I nodded (to whom?) as I knew exactly what she was talking about. Someday soon I'll post about my experiences in India.  

And I sewed....worked for hours on the bodice for the Evening Empire Dress.  The seam ripper and I had some serious discussions on Sunday as it took me three times to get the bodice sewed together correctly.   All that's left is the zipper and hemming.  

What did you do over the weekend?


  1. I'm tired reading this Susan? ;-) I had family in over the weekend and I felt properly spoiled.

  2. So many NEAT things in your weekend! Love the garden, cake, dress, son helping, award, etc!! Woo Hoo!

  3. Anxious to hear about the cake - duh. Guest post coolness!
    And great progress on the garden. Love the dress AND do tell more about the scholarship!

  4. LOVE your dress!
    I can't wait to see that movie. It looks like a fabulous story.

    Yay for gardening fun! (Although tilling is not fun in Texas clay, with fire-ants crawling up your legs.So glad to be rid of that!) Nice that you have kids willing to help out.

    That Bundt pan looks intriguing!

  5. You crammed a lot into this weekend, Susan! Congratulations on your scholarship, the garden looks great, I want some of that cake immediately, and I adore your dress. And your son's hat.

  6. Oh congrats on that scholarship! I doubt the general public in California knows how much state school costs these days. My first quarter at CSULA in 1972 I paid $50 for a full load. Things have changed. And you deserve it as you are a scholar for sure.