24 August 2013

harvest time

I got out of work a bit early yesterday, hit the grocery store, then came home to sew. This little blanket was quilted, washed on the gentle cycle and dried by the time Garrett got home from work. I'm very happy with it. The charcoal-colored flannel that I used for the edging and back came out super soft, and most of my mistakes seemed to disappear after the entire piece was together.

I hope I can make another one soon.

Tomatoes have announced themselves ready to harvest in the garden - by collapsing under the weight of their fruit. These are from the tiny little seeds I planted . . . was it in April? They're called Italian Heirloom tomatoes and they have lived up to the fine print on the seed packet. They taste wonderful and they don't have a lot of seeds. Perfect for preserving.

I went to the farmer's market this week. That's where I got the flowers on the table and the fresh kale. We've been making "happy green juices." Kale, cucumber, celery, green apple, kiwi and a hunk of fresh ginger.

Harvest time is a good time around here.


  1. Jill, Really nice work, love the colors. I recognize some of the fabric. Beautiful photos!

  2. Beautiful photos yet again - so glad you are pleased with your quilt. It is so satisfying to see them finished. Love the flowers - especially the pink jockey cap one. How do you cook your kale? I haven;t eaten it in years.

    1. Hi Julie, thank you for your kind comments. We use the kale in the juices that we've been making. I've also used kale in a few vegetable soups. I've tried to saute it . . . with mixed results!


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