Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dreaming of Summer

We are heading into the coldest part of the Winter, and I am dreaming of Summer. Bonne of Bonne's Abode (fellow farmgal friend) got a few of us started on a dress sewing craze. I headed out yesterday to find a pattern and wound up with this sun dress pattern, black polka dot fabric and black and white flowered fabric. Three hours later.....a dress for summer. And the amazing thing fits!

Thanks, Bonne, for getting me started. Of course by the time she reads this post, she will have finished at least 10 dresses!

Longing for gardening and playing in the dirt prompted me to try my hand at growing sprouts. I had no idea how easy it is to grow these tasty, excessively nutritious little seedlings. I used organic broccoli seeds, soaked them in water for about 6 hours, rinsed, and then placed them in about a teaspoon of water in this jar. Across the jar's opening is a piece of mesh that will serve as a strainer for the twice daily rinsing that these will get over the next 4 days. In about 4 or 5 days I should have edible sprouts! I will let you know how they turn out. You may want to try this yourself!


Ruth said...

Beverly~What a great dress. You look gorgeous!!!

I have always wanted to sprout seeds but haven't tried it yet.

Bonne said...

Yay Hot Mama!!! That's gorgeous!! and I love the little polka dots ;)
You can do a lot with that pattern~vary the lengths and fabrics and you'll have a summer wardrobe. You KNOW you won't have the time to sew come strawberry jam season, so may as well do it now.
Try alfalfa and mung beans to sprout too. hugs, B

Autumn said...

Three cheers for Bonne! She got us moving in the dress direction!Yours is adorable as usual!

My dad has sprouted wheatgrass and other things for over 20 years. He had esophagial(sp?)cancer back in the day when they didn''t expect you to live through the radical surgery. He started sprouting then and continues today-he's 83 with no recurrence of cancer.
It helps with his digestion also-since many enzymes are missing along with his esophagus. :)

Margie said...

What an adorable dress! I'm dreaming about spring & summer too! I'm so ready to be warm again!

Have a lovely day!
Margie :)

Princess Of Pink said...

LOVE the dress, so cute and fits to a tee!!

Memaw's memories said...

really cute dress. You'll be wearing it before long.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Bev, that looks so good on you. :0)And I think many in different suit your moment of flirtiness...I think that's a new word now. :0)


Mona said...

You look lovely in your new dress!

Sprouts are easy to grow and delish!!

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