Sunday, May 1, 2011

Time flies

               Wow, I can't beleive how long it's been since I posted. Life sure gets in the way. But I am happy to say that all of the flower gardens are in and so is the vegetable garden. That's no easy feat either. My large flower bed is 68 X 20. I also have flower beds in the front and along the back of the house . There is also one along the fence behind the veggie garden that is 80 X 3. The veggie garden is 30 X 15. This year I planted plum,beefsteak and cherry tomatoes. My brother starts them in his green house. He also gave me a black tomato plant but said not to put it near any of the others so my neighbor has it in her garden. We also put in asian radishes, baby bok choy, green beans, zuchinni and acorn squash. I don't do cucumbers because my Dad hasn't figured out how to NOT grow a ton of them so I just call once a week and POOF they magically show up on my doorstep. It's okay though. I get even with the zucchini.LOL. 

           As far as quilting goes I have started a quilt in with my BFF and my granddaughter and my youngest daughter. Once a month we are getting together to sew all day. We also eat and BS a lot too. Last month my BFF finished her first quilt top.We all had a blast. We get together again this coming Saturday. I will try to update our progress as we go along.

           In two weeks I will be off to our guild quilt retreat in Lancaster. I can't wait. I am going to be working on three Eagles quilts for my Dad and two brothers. I am almost done cutting all of my fabric. Most of it I cut on my accuquilt go cutter. I just love that machine. I just got the double wedding ring die for it and have been busy collecting 1930's prints to make it out of. Everyone has been great about helping me find a lot of different prints. I even swapped with a couple of people on the quilting board online.

           Hopefully I will have my coin stack quilt finished this week. This is the first big quilt I have done on my new Tin Lizzie. Boy am I having fun. My old home made quilting machine is up for sale on craigslist. I hope to sell it soon as having two in that room is kinda crowded.

            Until next time . Hugs and Stitches  Janet