It's Wednesday in the garden. I counted 78 tomatoes over the weekend. Several of the tomato plants are taller than me. The purple hull peas are coming along and the okra is going to seed. Bud watch-1st bud for this hybrid hibiscus
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is the Christmas quilt that I made from a top I won at a guild meeting in 1988. That was back in the day when it was a while lot easier for Christmas blocks to go together. We signed the blocks in those days. I will cherish this quilt for a long time. These gals meant a lot to me.
This was a surprise. I didn't expect this bloom to open this quickly. The pale yellow in the petalsisn't showing up very well. This shot was taken inside. This is the the 4th hybrid plant to bloom for me this year. Parents were (Remembrance x Rosalind) x Smokey Mountain.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I've decided to start decorating for Christmas this week. I'm putting up a Christmas quilt each day until I have all of them put out. I'll continue with the trees and other decorations each day until I'm done. The living room wall quilt was hung Monday and the buffet topper quilt was put out today. The bud watch continues. This shot was taken in the morning sun. I was hoping it would be open today but, it was cool here this morning.
This shot was taken in the shade and closer. This plant is going to be a keeper. It has the same parents as the bloom I had earlier this year. When it blooms, I'll post the parents.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is the charity quilt that I have just finished. The top was sent to me, I quilt it and bound it. It's for a woman with cancer. Her friends and family will sign the hearts. This Wednesday in the garden, the tomatoes and purple hull peas are doing well. We need taller stakes for the tomatoes. A few of the tomato plants are over 5 feet tall.
We love purple hull peas. This is the 1st time we have tried to grow them.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
I watched a you tube video on raw edge machine applique. The stitch she used looked like the top on one this sample. I may have to try it for applique. The sample stitches were made on a Brother 650Q. I haven't been doing a lot of applique the last few years. The stitch I used on my old machine looked more like the 2nd one on the sample.