Hey, here is a funny thing. I had squash plants growing in my green bean patch and didn't know where they came from. I thought that some pesky seeds volunteered themselves in that patch, just the same way they have in other patches for the past 2 years. But when they started flowering with a white flower instead of a yellow, I was stumped.
Jared, being more aware than I, noticed that the fruit on the plant was shaped like a gourd. Then a light went on in my head: I had planted some swan gourds in that patch before I planted the green beans. I had given them some time to come up, but they never had, so I thought they were duds and went ahead and planted the beans.
I am really excited for these gourds! You can paint them to look like swans and use them as fall decorations. I always have good intentions of planting decorative gourds and corn but never do. But this year will be different!
Oh! I just remembered something else I was going to tell you. I found two cute pattern books over the past couple of days at artsy-crafty babe's blog.
The first one is this one:
Tiny Yarn Animals: Amigurumi Friends to Make and Enjoy.
You can look at the book at amazon.com, and take a look at her blog for some finished animals.
The other book is pretty little purses and pouches. I found it advertised on the left hand column of her blog, but you can see it at amazon.com too.
I just might have to try my hand at these!
I hope that you find some excitement in the little things today, too!