Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monsters in My Garden!

Before I get to the monsters, if you haven't already been there, please go over and visit Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts at her new blog! Pam is a wonderful designer (I have several of her patterns waiting to be made), who has now ventured into the wonderful world of blogging! Oh - she's serving the best cookies, too!

I know I haven't been around much in the past few weeks. Our first summer in a warmer, drier climate finds me outside more than inside on the computer! I have not yet gotten used to the idea that I have to soak in the warmth or lose it quickly as at our old house! The garden has been loving this weather, too!

The other day I was checking in on the pumpkins, which, by the way, are turning a brighter shade of orange each day! Hiding under some dense leaves, I found these two zucchini's! Check out the size of the paring knife, tomatoes, sugar bowl and pickling cukes next to these monsters! They will be shredded and frozen for zucchini bread and/or cake this winter!

There has been another monster in the house, which we managed to remove yesterday! We've been trying to put together a garage sale since we moved here last December. We finally pulled it off yesterday, and it was a one-day success! That has been another reason for my absence lately - marking and sorting all that stuff is a big job! I advertised the sale for 9-5 and as soon as I opened the garage door at 7:30 to begin setting up, someone was there!

When our friends from the old neighborhood were visiting a while back, we took them to Fort Walla Walla. Among other things, there is a new exhibit of vintage quilts from the area. Lighting in the room was not good, and flash photography was not allowed, but I know you'll enjoy these! Make sure to click on each photo for a better look!

I've missed quilt guild all summer, but am going back this evening. Our annual quilt show is next week and I'll be entering a quilt in the show! I'm also headed to Portland on the 22nd to attend the NW Quilt Expo where I hope to purchase a longarm! I have my eye on four different makes, but at this point I'm really leaning toward an APQS Lenni!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh wow - a longarm Candace! That should be fun!

Ulla said...

Lovely harvest! Our tomatoes need still warm days and sun to get red. - The old quilts are beautiful, the quilting in the close-up is unbelievable. Congratulations on your longarm decision!

Stephanie said...

LOTS of zucchini bread with those monsters!!! YUM. That first quilt you shared is spectacular. I'm so excited for your longarm. Thanks for the new blog link.

Jackie said...

Do the big zukes taste as yummy as the more normal sized ones?

Looking forward to hearing more about your longarm adventures. I thought you were going to get a Hinty?

Going to check out the new blog!

Sharon said...

What is your process of freezing the zuc's for winter use? I thought they would turn to mush when thawed out? LOVE the quilts, I'm such a sucker for the red/green vintage ones!

Mary said...

How exiting! A longarm! I may be jealous!

Carrie P. said...

boy, you need a machete to cut those zucchini.
Yard sales are a lot of work. Glad it was a success.
A long arm? Good for you. Hope you find what you want.
thanks for sharing those fabulous quilts.

Libby said...

What delicious vintage quilts - I hope to someday make a 7 Sisters quilt of my very own *s*

pratima said...

Wow, those Zuchinni's are so huge! I've never seen them that size! Thank you for sharing these beautiful Vintage quilts :)
And it is so exciting that you'll have a longarm soon :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my, lovely quilts. Can't believe you're going into machine quilting! Yayy.

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