Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Sunday 8 May 2022

Slow Sunday Stitching

 I hope everyone reading here has a great day today. As everyone should know it’s Mother’s Day, a great day to celebrate all the women in our lives. We don’t have any specific plans that I know of. It is a gorgeous spring day out today. Warm and sunny and too early in the season yet for the bugs to be bad, so I will be spending a lot of the day outdoors. We put in a large number of perennials across the front of the house this past week. So today I am going to slowly go to each one and give it a drink of root fertilizer to give them the best chance of surviving. Especially I am hoping that the dwarf lilac and the rose that we put in will survive. There are also a couple of clematis vines and then lots of different flowering perennials.

On Friday our son-in-law came home with the supplies to build 2 raised beds for vegetables, each measuring 4 feet by 8 feet by 24 inches tall. They are now built and in place and halfway filled with materials we found lying around the property.... rotting logs and pine needles and leaves. We are going to let that sit and settle for a week or two and then fill them the rest of the way with good growing soil. We are hoping to get lots of good vegetables out of them this summer.

In the meantime I have been slowly working away at my Ariya sweater. The second sleeve is almost finished down to the cuff design. Perhaps another week or two will finish it. I think my next knitting project is going to be much less complex. I’ve had enough of reading graphs for cables and lace to last me for quite a while. I don’t have a great picture of the whole sweater right now. It is currently partly inside out because the sleeves are worked inside out. But I can show a picture of the lovely sleeve bottom and a better picture of the top cabling. 

I’ll finish off this post now and link up to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching and then I think I will head on back outside and continue giving the plants their root stimulants.


  1. Sunny and warm and no bugs sounds like a perfect Mother's day! I love spring, and gardening is one of the things I love best (apart from harvest maybe). I'm looking forward to the reveal of your sweater!

  2. Those raised beds should provide a bounty this summer. I am glad you are enjoying warm and sunny. That is not happening here. I love that sweater. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

  3. Raised garden beds are the way to go it seems. We only have one here now, and it's full of rhubarb. We live in a market garden area and hubby decided he couldnt compete any more with the growers, so we buy our veggies fresh from the growers. There nothing nicer than fresh veggies, is there.

  4. Love the raised beds! Hope you get lots of veggies in your garden this year.
    Great job on the beautiful lacy sleeves!

  5. I keep mentioning that we need some beds like those for veggies, to keep the bunnies out. That sleeve is lovely! Happy belated Mother's Day!


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