Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Not Anything To Do With Quilting

I have always wanted a vegetable garden. For real. But it just isn't possible. Right now. 

Instead, we joined a CWS farm this summer. Our first delivery is tomorrow. We won't be getting a lot of anything this time, but I am expecting great things later this summer.

I love the idea of eating well. We do our best here but there are days when Subway meets our immediate dietary needs.

With the whole vegetables from the farm, lots of choice at the local Farmer's Market, and the tweets of Mrs McPorkchop (who makes things like blackberry lime freezer jam and vanilla peach butter ),  I have been inspired to try my hand at canning, jam making and the like.

Are you laughing yet?

I mean I have bought books and everything. Books like "Canning for a New Generation".

For sure you are laughing now. My husband is.

I'll let you know how it goes.

L xo

PS - that Everyday Food magazine pictured above is amazing. You should pick it up.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Music Monday - Babylon

Better late than never.

L xo

Friday, July 8, 2011

Instead of Sewing

I have been

making God's eyes and

making paper butterflies and ...

and weaving with paper and

and making tie dyed shirts.  Among a million other fun summer activities.

So there hasn't been much sewing.  Only 2 Farmer's Wife blocks.  That's it.

But we have had so much fun, that sewing has kinda been the last thing on my list.

L xo

Monday, July 4, 2011

Music Mondays - I and Love and You

One of my favourites.

L xo

PS - I have Farmer's Wife blocks to show you.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ironing It Out

So I spent the weekend ironing and cutting rather than sewing. You see, I couldn't decide what to make my Farmer's Wife quilt (finally decided on Farmdale - thanks to my friend Greta who helped me choose).

Rather than just doing nothing, I ironed and cut for 2 quilts - a solid magic 9 patch and my Lou Lou Thi quilt.

Now just have to sew those up!

And work on my Farmer's Wife quilt ...

L xo

Monday, June 27, 2011

Music Mondays - Uncharted

Get out of your chair and dance.  Not all crazy and stuff.  But dance.  It will do you good.  Promise.

L xo

Friday, June 24, 2011

Where Was I?

Well, I couldn't tell you before I left.  Because even though there are only 24 of you out there reading this thing, I didn't want to announce that we would all be gone for 5 days and that would mean anyone could break into my house no problem during that time.

Not that I think the 24 readers I have would ever do that.

But the whole internet thing, you know?

Like do you ever think it is not so smart when people announce on Facebook that they are going away for 2 weeks and you won't be able to reach them ... Like that isn't a golden opportunity to break into someone's house.

Maybe it's just me, but I think you tell people when you get back.

But that's just me.  Maybe I am a little "glass 1/2 empty" on the whole thing.

Anyhow ...

We were in NYC for 5 fun filled days.  It was such a good time.  I am so so tired.

Needless to say, I have done absolutely nothing since we got back last night except work (there is no rest for the wicked) and try desperately to get through the 1000+ post on Google Reader.

You have all been very busy.  I am impressed.

L xo

PS - My dog went on a hunger strike while we were gone.  No lie.  He is a moody little fella, I tell you. (No idea who he gets that from).

PPS - Enough is enough, there will be sewing here shortly.  Promise.
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