Friday, June 25, 2010

Around the Blocks & Veg Report Week 7!

I thought I would start this post off with a view of my completed Winter Wonderland blocks. Already I've begun re-making a few of them...I think putting them all together in one spot is a good way to see what needs to be "orphaned" and replaced!

Summer finally arrived here! Today's high was near 90 and the next 5 days promise to be more of the same, give or take a few degrees! Below are this week's vegetable photos - week 7 already! I moved the peppers over to the beans and peas bed as the nasturtiums were taking over! Other than that, the lettuce is growing like crazy - we've had lots of great salads, lately; the carrots are showing great promise, and I've re-planted radishes (we've already eaten the first batch), which is why you see a large bare spot in the middle bed! There has been a lot of "other" activity in the backyard this week, which is why I haven't posted for a while. In the next day or two I'll show you what I mean! Also, I'm going to spread the Veggie Reports out a bit now - perhaps every two weeks or so! Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Winter Wonderland is beautiful! Rhubarb??? YUM. I just made a strawbery/rhubarb crumble--delicious but I know homegrown is best. Speaking of rhubarb--are you supposed to peel it like celery or just wash and use?

Chartreuse Moose said...

What fun you'll have with those blocks...a real treasure! Should make for a dazzling quilt! Fresh veggies...aren't they great?!!!

Piecefulafternoon said...

The blocks are fabulous! Great garden.

Linda said...

Gorgeous Winter Wonderland blocks, and oh my gosh what an amazing looking garden you have. We planted peas this year only to find out that there were too many chemicals in the town water. So now we have cucumbers and tomatoes, both of which I eat a lot of.

ferne said...

I love the blocks and the garden pics...how did you do that? Is it a picture of a photo album page or did you do it with the computer? I have photo shop elements and know it is possible to do collages with it, but I need to play with it more. Sounds like your garden is growing like mine...FINALLY! Unfortunately so are the weeds!

Cris A said...

I LOVE your blocks!! Is it a pattern in a book or something you've joined online?
Oh, I' jealous of your garden too!

Quilt Hollow said...

Love that photo collage! How fun! Hmm...you lead me to believe something is being built in the garden?
Blocks are looking good from here!!

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Candace...I like your blocks... I am just about finished with my blocks for the Winter Wonderland" quilt...I am hopeing that I will be finish with the quilt in a couple weeks... I just love the garden... Great job.. :)

Ulla said...

Your blocks look very nice in those red and cream colours. The vegtables seem to make great progress every week (unlike mine).

Barb said...

You sure know how to do a garden....

love the quilt....

Jackie said...

I love love love Winter Wonderland. I don't see any blocks that should be orphaned!

The potato tower is really taking off.

Shakerwood said...

I wish my garden still looked as lush and green as it did in April and May. But the heat is starting to get to things. We have had 90 degrees plus for 2 weeks now and looks like that is all there is from now on. And no rain in over 10 days. But that's what it is like here in the South. Yours looks amazing still. Enjoy the veges while you can.

*karendianne. said...

I was thinking about you this morning, that I haven't checked in for a while. Glad I did now. Whoa! Check out those Winter Wonderland blocks. Yummmmm-ie! I agree with that whole "putting them together" business. Does help determine what can stay and what needs to go. Smart! Love to Sophie. (and Mr. Squash)

Karen said...

Everything in the garden is looking great! I love the red and white, looking forward to seeing what you end up with.
Karen

pratima said...

Candace, your winter wonderland blocks are sparkling and looking so lovely together. The potato saplings seem to be thriving in their tower. So nice to hear that that finally sun is out. Happy gardening! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love love the quilt. It is turning out so well. I am super jealous of your garden. Fresh food is the best.

Mary said...

When I first saw the blocks put together, I thought winter! I scrolled back to the top of your post and saw the name. Wow! It will be a beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.