Thursday, August 26, 2010

Illustration Friday--Atmosphere

The past weeks have been so interesting. In the mornings the atmosphere is low, hazy, and foggy. Parts of the landscape are clear and others recede into the mist. Sun and dark clouds make dynamic contrasts.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fabulous Fabric -- Baby Quilt Done and Delivered--Now What?

The baby quilt is done and delivered and hopefully in use. My cousin's son and wife just celebrated the arrival of their first child, a delightful baby girl. My daughter picked out all the lovely fabrics for the quilt. It was so much fun sewing with such vibrant and sunny colors. The animal print fabric is by David Walker for Free Spirit Fabrics, a sister company to Westminster Fabrics. The pattern is called Oh Boy. I have some fabric left over and have been thinking about what to make next. Etsy just did a post about the Pillow Case Challenge, so that is an option. I thought of making aprons. All the bright colors would be so cheerful for cooking in the Kitchen. The animal print by Davis Walker would make a great  appliqued soft baby book of animals and alphabet letters. What do you think would be a good next project?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Harvest Report

White peppers and a sampling of Italian beans from last week's harvest.
The tally so far:
Peas--40 pods
Lettuce--5 salads
Italian  beans--7 meals for two
Scallions--3 bunches of 5
Pole beans--0
Green peppers--6
White peppers--12
Beefsteak tomato--8
Brandywine tomato--1
Roma tomato--5
Chard--10 bunches

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's All About Tomatoes

Our much anticipated summer garden crop is tomatoes, Beefsteak, Brandywine and Romas. Last Thursday they were waiting for us, big, ripe and red. Some had to be eaten as soon as we got home. We cleaned and put the vegetables away between bites of tomato with a sprinkle of salt and a dash of pepper. Then we moved on to cucumbers and peppers followed by a sampling of the fresh red potatoes. Dinner may have been catch-as-catch-can but it was delicious.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Catching up July 24 and August 12

Made a quick stop by the garden on July 24 before leaving for a short trip. Beans, chard, onions and peppers were in.

We went out to the garden plot Thursday evening to see what had been going on while we lived our busy urban lives. Gigantic tomatoes greeted us. The pepper plants were loaded and of course the chard was ready to be tamed. It was also time to get the potatoes out of the ground. We went home and had a fresh vegetable feeding frenzy. Tomatoes, cukes and peppers and potatoes with the fresh pulled scallions...yum. What a feast.