Gardening and Sewing

Fruitful Friday - Healthy Simplicity

I’m still pinching myself to believe that spring is here, and the weather is warm.

enjoying the warm weather

enjoying the warm weather

I have to believe it when I see our garden. Most of our beans are up. Babies are cute – even baby beans. I put our tomatoes in so I have baby tomatoes too. And I have three zucchini plants up and one watermelon. I really hope the watermelon makes it. It’s a joke with the children because I keep trying to grow watermelon and keep failing. One year some animal ate all the seeds.

The children have enjoyed helping me plant the garden and now water it. You will notice our fancy watering can. It’s a milk jug with holes punched in it. It’s one of the “chores” they fight over.

Healthy Simplicity

Healthy Simplicity

I’ve been busy sewing all week. Tomorrow is our church’s annual Bible conference and I made new dresses for my two youngest daughters. It was a new pattern and fabric I’m not used to working with so the whole project was way out of my comfort zone. My daughters are thrilled though and can hardly wait for morning to put their new girly-girl dresses on. We’ve prepped everyone’s hair tonight so we can do fancy things tomorrow. I enjoy helping my girls fix themselves up.

We are so close to being finished school. By next Friday we will be finished 90% of our work, and we’re all just a little excited about that. I love the routine of school, but I love the freedom to do more of my things in the summer. I hope to go through every room in our house this summer and purge out what we don’t need. I’m also hoping to do quite a bit of sewing starting next week with matching pajama shorts for all my little boys. I found some really cute car fabric.

I hope you’ve had a good week and are enjoying the warmer weather.

Healthy Simplicity

taken by my ten-year-old daughter

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer Schonhaar

Jennifer is the happily married wife of a pastor and the somewhat-tired-but-oh-so happy mum to eight beautiful children. She loves to try new healthy recipes, sew, read to her children, garden and play the piano.
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  1. Julie

    AND… of the girls in their dresses????
    Oh the suspense 🙂
    How did the conference go?
    And where did you punch the holes in the can? We need to do this. Em just got 95% of our garden planted today!

    • JenSchon

      I’m working on pictures. The conference was great as always. You’re supposed to punch them in the lid, but Noah punched them in the top of the jug – just on one side.

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