Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday in the garden

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
Bud watch-2nd bud for this hybrid

Bud watch-1st bud for this hybrid

LR's zinnias

Thursday, November 19, 2009

day 4 quilt 4

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.

another bloom!

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

Day 3- 3rd quilt

This is a trip around the world Christmas quilt made with 9 different fabrics. It's on our grandsons bed. It was a fun quilt to make.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

new seedling!

The seedling opened this afternoon. It's 7" wide. The parents are (Remembrance x Rosalind) x Smokey Mountain.

Christmas quilts and bud watch

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.

This is the bloom 2009-11-16. It's parents are wallflower and rainbow christie. This shot was taken outside in the sun.

This shot was taken later in the day inside. I wanted to try to get a better shot of the edges of the bloom. It's interesting how different they look.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bud Watch

These are the pictures of the buds this morning.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Quilt-Wednesday in the Garden-Bud Watch

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.

I counted 22 tomatoes yesterday.

The following pictures are of the buds I'm watching. These are hybrid hibiscus plants that I have grown from seeds. I got them from Sonny in Maryland. I've had a lot of problems with bud drop this year. I'm hoping these three will bloom soon.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday in the garden

This is a shot of the garden. Some of the tomato plants are doing well. We have had a few bug problems. The purple hull peas are on the right. The okra is going to seed on the far right.

Ranch Rush

Our grandson was into this game, then I got into it. I finally finished it yesterday. It's a lot of fun. This is a shot of my trophy page.

Monday, November 2, 2009

2,000 piece puzzle

I really enjoyed putting the 2,000 piece puzzle together. It's the largest one I've ever worked on. It took almost 2 weeks for me to put the puzzle together.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

stitch samples

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.