Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What's Up Wednesday

Hey everyone, can you believe it's Wednesday again already?  Seems like it was just the weekend!  Or maybe that's just me.  It always seems like summer days go by so fast, probably because you want them to last as long as possible.  I've certainly been trying to enjoy them as much as possible, but they still slip through my fingers!

Well since it's Wednesday, that means it's time for a What's Up Wednesday update!  It's a weird day outside today.  The sky is a bright clear blue and the sun is strong, but there's a cold wind blowing.  It feels like autumn, actually, which would be ok if I was dressed for autumn!  I'm freezing today!  I guess I'd better go put some slippers on or something, lol.

What's up with quilts

I finished my potting shed quilt!  I ended up deciding to use the dark purple fabric as the binding, and I think it looks super nice.

See how nice it is out today?  Just lovely!  (The picture doesn't show how cold it is though, lol.)  Here's a close up of the center of the quilt.  So pretty!

And here's a better shot of the quilting in the body of the quilt.  Swirly vines are my favorite!

I got the crazy bright vegetable quilt all basted together with the backing and batting, and next I'll be quilting it.  I'm going to try an experiment with marking it, which I'll probably post about.  Keep an eye out!

What's up with the garden

The garden is doing ok.  It's not a good year in the vegetable garden, but we're getting tomatoes and beans and cucumbers and raspberries, and that's never a bad thing.  As long as we're eatting something fresh from the garden, it's a good year.

My flower garden is doing ok.  I forgot to take a picture of it, but I have a drunk foxglove blooming right now!  They usually bloom in spring, but no, this one decided it wanted to bloom in late fall.  Go figure.  What's really going good right now are my black eyed Susans.  A few years ago, my favorite aunt passed away, so as a memorial, I planted a couple black eyed Susan seeds because they were her favorite flower.  Well, they've taken over my garden!  I don't mind because they're so pretty, and they help me to remember her.

My next door neighbors are an elderly couple who don't have the ability to can anymore, so they let me pick their pear tree.  They're pretty good pears!  Well, I checked them today and the ground is covered in pears, eek!  I need to get out there and pick them off the tree before they all fall!  I managed to rescue a handful of the ones off the ground before critters got them.

Speaking of canning, it's that time of year for me!  I usually do most of my canning in late summer/early fall.  I do applesauce, lots of pear related stuff, beans and carrots, jams and jellies, some pickles, and my very favorite, meals-in-a-jar!  That's what I'm planning right now.  We just bought a 1/4 cow, so I have lots of beef to work with.  I got all my canning books out and I'm writing my shopping list so I can start canning this weekend.

What's up with plastic canvas

I'm in the early stages of a new plastic canvas design.  I just started yesterday, and I've gotten as far as getting the sketch cleaned up and now it's ready to start graphing!  Isn't it cute?

I plan on keeping this one for my sewing room :)  Because it is my happy place!

Well, that's all for this week!  How was your week?  I hope you're enjoying this lovely summer before it's over!

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