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Monday, December 23, 2013

Blue Macro Mandarin Orange Mellow Yellows Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas! Welcome to my Monday post, today I am linking with-

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Some "Charlie Brown" ornaments I collected many years ago, along with a copper enamel Christmas tree I made long ago-

The tree with a small Swedish Dala horse-

The crown of a hat I just finished knitting, with the edges folded under so it can be worn like a beret-

Or flat it can be worn to cover the ears. The first area of pattern is random rows of 6 or 4 K and P stitches, the fuchsia and yellow part is a two-color pattern where two rows are knitted of each color, and stitches that are passed continue across the other color's row.

A continuation of my winter seed-growing progress, here Coreopsis at 30 and 37 days after sowing-

And here after transplanting into individual pots; Coreopsis 'Sunburst' is nice to transplant since it is not leggy and keeps the base of the plant right at the soil level, on the left; on the right is Monarda citriodora, just a little leggy so adjusted deeper when planting-

And here waiting to be transplanted at 37 days, Browallia speciosa on the left and Echinacea 'Bravado' on the right, with Monarda 'Bergamo' behind on the right, and Side-Oats Grama behind on the left which is not doing very well so far-

After the holidays I plan to plant another group of seeds and take some that are stratifying in the refrigerator out to warm up under the lights.   Within a month or so I also plan to start some tomatoes.

Happy Holidays, I will have my daughter's family with one grandson traveling up to spend it with us and my son's family with 5 grandkids, and my daughter that lives up here, 6 grandkids total.  I wish you a good time of family fun and fellowship.

Hannah

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28 comments:

  1. I like the colors in the hat, very nicely done. You have really done well with your winter seeds. I will start some seeds in January so they'll be ready in March for planting out and put out a few lettuces and things which can take the cold.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  2. It may be April or May before I can plant these out, I am experimenting with how early I can plant them and help them bloom early, but still maintain them under lights too.

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  3. Beautiful colors and patterns in your hat! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro~ wishing you joy and peace now and always:-)

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    1. Thanks Laura, I hope you had a wonderful Chanukah.

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  4. You're going to enjoy this holiday with all of those grandkids. Thanks for linking in today.

    Merry Christmas and
    Happy Blue Monday, Hannah.

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    1. I will especially like seeing them show off their keyboarding musical skills, I've been working with them for a couple of years, after learning from a couple of books they began learning as well from the computer teaching program on the Casio and have progressed very rapidly. Their aunt and cousin will hopefully be impressed, I would like to interest them in some music as well though I would not be around for the weekly lessons.

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks, Lea, I hope you have a blessed time as well!

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  6. Very pretty holiday photos. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks, Al, I'm glad we presently don't have ice like yours, though the photos are pretty.

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  7. Such beautiful photos - a very Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Thanks, Lola, same to you, the Scottish genes in me enjoyed your photos of Edinburgh.

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  8. Very funny, this great all these beautiful figurines!
    Thank you very much! I wish you a happy holiday!

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  9. Hi Hannah
    Wishing you and all your family and the zillion Grandkids a wonderful Christmas! Hope you get some time to potter in the garden.
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks, Wren, I'm sneaking in time to do a little transplanting indoors, still have a lot to go.

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  10. Love the 'Charlie Brown' festive group and the lovely variety of photos on your post ~ Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year ~ carol, xxx

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    1. Thanks, Carol, enjoy your holidays as well!

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  11. I do love that Swedish Dala horse! Peanuts characters are so fun, you have quite a nice collection! Merry Christmas!

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  12. Thanks, Jeannie. Perhaps you can tell the horse has been around a long time. The paint jobs on the Peanuts characters are not that perfect anymore either.

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  13. Beautiful colors, well done.
    Interesting with your seed. Coreopsis I never plant again - that have each time the slugs devoured completely... :-(
    Have a great holiday time, greetings from the distant Germany

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  14. Merry Christmas! I haven't actually grown Coreopsis before so I hope the slugs don't eat it.

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  15. beautiful photos! like the colors!

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    1. Thanks, Christine, have a Happy New Year!

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  16. The hat is made of so many beautiful colours. I love the Charlie Brown ornaments. And I can't wait to start some seeds but it's way too early here in Ontario. :) All the best in 2014!

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  17. Haha so sweet the Charly Brown family ;) Your beanie is beautiful and all the lil plants reminds me to try some sprouts for salad again...Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for the new year to come ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  18. I hope you had a great Christmas, and you're finding some time to relax now. That hat is special! I spend a lot of my winter time crocheting--it seems like a useful winter pasttime and allows me to keep my hands moving. Looks like you have a great start on your 2014 garden. Happy New Year!

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