Home & Garden: Mid March

Here we are at mid March already. The clocks changed last weekend. I wish we could just stay on one time and not change twice a year.

making gluten free soda bread at craftygardener.ca

Baking this week included some Irish soda bread in honour of St. Patrick’s Day.

bunny and flowers embroidery at craftygardener.ca

There is a new stitch along at Clever Poppy. This is perfect for those of you wanting to start embroidery or get back to it after a long break. I had an ulterior motive.

bunny and flowers embroidery at craftygardener.ca

It isn’t supposed to start till the end of the month, however I am doing it early as I want the finished piece to fill in on the 4th side of my embroidery project bag. The downloadable pattern comes with complete instructions.

my embroidery project bag at craftygardener.ca

The mason jar blooms is sewn on the first side, the time to stitch embroidery is ready to sew on one side, winter tea cup embroidery is pinned on one of the side panels, and this bunny embroidery will be on the last side.

butterflies and flowers on a pillow case at craftygardener.ca

I’ve started planning the next project which will be a set of pillow cases for an upcoming birthday. I’ve drawn out a pattern and if I like it will transfer it to the pillow cases ready for stitching next week.

I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.

cooking sausage casserole at craftygardener.ca

I also made a delicious sausage casserole. I’m always adapting my recipes to make them gluten free. More of my adapted recipes.

fixing up some painted rocks for spring at craftygardener.ca

Spring is fast approaching. This year March 20, 2023 is the first day of the spring season but will it be the first spring weather day? I’ve been touching up some of the rocks that will go outside once the weather improves. And I was also experimenting with some brown paper bags with an idea that another friend shared with me. More on that craft later if it turns out.

March 17, 2023 in the garden at crafygardener.ca

It is always exciting when the patches of ground begin to appear in March, a promise of what is to come. Now the birds will have a place to peck for worms.

March 17, 2023 in the garden at crafygardener.ca

Seeing the first growth of the season is wonderful. Egyptian walking onions are always first and how exciting to see some tulips poking through the ground in a clear spot close to the house.

March 17, 2023 in the garden at crafygardener.ca

Even though it is foggy to start the day and there is rain coming down to help wash away more of the snow I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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14 Responses

  1. Gillian Turnbull

    love your stitching. Must check out the pages you linked too. We still have a bit of snow here. Had hoped this rain would have got rid of some of it?

    • Crafty Gardener

      Hi Gillian, glad you stopped by to visit. You would like the slow stitching group I link too, lots of ideas and inspiration. We got dumped on with about 30 cm of snow in March and it is slow, very slow, going away. Happy stitching, I look forward to seeing your vines and ladders cross stitch completed.

  2. Kim

    Your baking looks delicious! Love the sweet little bunny and the embroidered flowers…..so pretty.

  3. Ivani

    Cute little bunny embroidery, your Embroidery project bag is very pretty. And the pillows project will be beautiful, lucky friend of you.
    Happy Slow Stitching!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Thanks Ivani, I just did the stitching to fasten on the embroidery pieces, so will show the finished project next week. Have a lovely day.

  4. Gail

    This is the season for stitching rabbits! My handwork project is a cross stitch bunny. Yours is so cute! I’m also tired of the snow and cold. Bring on spring!

    • Crafty Gardener

      Can’t wait for the nicer weather either, hoping some good weather arrives with spring tomorrow. The rabbits remind me that the better weather is coming. Have a good day.

  5. Deb A

    I just took some Irish Soda Bread out of the oven! I was gone Friday, so we had our corned beef meal tonight. Your stitchery is beautiful.

  6. Patricia in New Mexico

    Your bread looks delicious! Cute embroidery project filled with lovely stitches! Your bag will be covered with lots of pretty pieces that will be great conversation starters! You are one talented artist! That will be a lovely accent to make the pillow cases heirlooms!

  7. Diann@LittlePenguinQuilts

    Your bunny stitch is just adorable! I love how you’re decorating the bag with embroidery designs, too. That bread looks very yummy! Wishing you more spring-like weather soon!

  8. Jenny Benton

    What pretty little stitcheries you are doing, you will have the loveliest craft bag to take out when you go stitching. And to enjoy at home too, of course. The embroidered pillowcases are a great idea, I’ll enjoy watching you work on them.

  9. Debbie- Dabble

    Happy Spring!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words!!
    Your embroidery is amazing…You are very talented…

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