Sunday, June 29, 2008

Another Little Quilt Swap and other stuff

How is it possible that I have not posted in 3 weeks??!! I have been quilting which is a good thing but life in general has kept me from the computer. Oh, and my son and hubby, who are always on line!! You have to make an appointment lately to get near the computer!

Well, first off, I have been around blogland visiting and noticed that some of you had posted pics of your gardens. So here are pictures of my humble veggie garden.. I have a lovely yard with a pond and lots of flowers but really never did any vegetable gardening. But with the prices the way they are and the tomato scare, I decided this year to do some container gardening. Here are my lettuce plants in an old tub. I have since eaten this lettuce and planted more!! Doesn't look like much but it was good!!!

The tomato containers are courtesy of my hubby. He had these old speakers (circa 1980) which have been in the closet for about 15 years! He finally decided they were not repairable so I ripped out the guts and used the boxes for my tomatoes.

And the flower box is full of basil. We have eaten a wonderful pesto a couple of times in the past couple of weeks.

And in the midst of my pruning and weeding in the Garden of Eden last week, I somehow sat on an ant hill. Needless to say, they were not happy with my behind on their front porch and I ended up with about 20 bites which swelled up and were soooo itchy! I will spare you the picture. Definitely not pretty!!

And in quilting news, I have finished my ALQS piece and it will go in the mail to my partner tomorrow.. I'm one of those "down to the wire" people. It's a bit larger than the perimeters laid out for the swap, but I couldn't hold myself back and had to add the striped border.. My partner likes purple which is not a color I work with often but I liked this enuf to make one for myself. I hope she likes it!!

With any luck in the next couple of weeks, I will start my 3 day work week. I've been negotiating this with my boss for over a year and we have finally added another paralegal to our firm so I can work a bit less and enjoy life a bit more. Seww keep your fingers crossed! That's it from here in Connecticut. Summer is in full swing and I LOVE SUMMER, so I may be a bit scarce til the cold weather returns, but I am visiting everyone and hope to post some finished projects over the next few weeks. Quilt til you wilt!!


Libby said...

Wow - a 3 day work week. Won't it be wonderful . . . I'll certainly keep good thoughts.
I love the repurposing of items for your planters. If the speakers from my high school stereo ever die - I will be inconsolable :-(

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Hi, love the idea of the 3 day week-there will be no stopping you then.
The quilt for swap looks great, as do the vegies, us girls always need more containers!-even for plants. Tracey

Kay said...

Congratulations on the short work week--you'll love it.

paula, the quilter said...

I will have to remember about repurposing the speakers. Great idea! I guess that little quilt isn't mine, since I'm not a big fan of purple. Which is kind of strange as I love blue.

Finn said...

Hi Annie, happy summer! *VBS* Love the containers...totally awesome. I love the quirky you know *S*
The little quilt looks great, I never could tell you didn't like purple. Enjoy each day...hugs, Finn

Laura said...

I am not a gardner but I do put a tomato plant in an urn by our porch each year and it produces enough tomatoes to keep us hapy.

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