Saturday, 31 July 2010

Busy, busy busy ....

I know I haven't blogged for nearly a week, but I have been busy, honest!

I quilted this one for a friend. This is half of it, it's folded over the ironing board. 

For those of you who I know will ask, a close up of the quilting  :)   I used Superior Rainbows thread, which is variegated, in a lovely warm browns. 

I quilted this one for another friend. 

Waves  :)

And it's been busy in the garden too! I just had to get a pic of this tiny moth on the rubeckii
I couldn't get a good enough close up of it even with the macro setting on my camera. 

And of course there is always plenty to pick down at the allotment.  But these are in the garden.

I made my first ever batch of Onion Marmalade, (delicious!) and home made tomato pasatta that I bottled.  I really need the tomatoes to ripen fast to make loads more,  So much tastier that shop bought.  I'm certainly converted to bottling!

I've been working on my city and guilds too, just so you know  :)


QuiltSue said...

I love your quilting on the brown quilt, just perfect.

My squashes haven't even bothered to flower yet, so I'm not to hopeful about them, and the tomatoes just upped and died on me after flowering. Think I'll just stick with shop bought - it's kinder to plants.

Lis said...

Too true busy busy! Maybe you don't actually sleep!

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sweetypie said...

do like that brown quilt, will I see it in the flesh?

Julie said...

My sentiments too, Trudi. The stitch on the brown quilt looks fairly long. Was that deliberate or is that your normal stitch length for quilting? I'm just interested cos I haven't done much quilting and I'm never sure what stitch length to use.

I'm going to be in Lincoln tomorrow but I'll be with my DH meeting a cyber friend of his from America.