It's been a while since I have blogged, but life is busy. The garden is blooming and zucchinis are growing out of proportion. Lettuce is bolting and the grape vine is just going crazy. I didn't get a chance to cut back the vine again this year and now there be about 300 baby bunches of fruit.
|This lettuce was so tasty it only took us a few days to eat it..yum....|
|This is the grape vine canopy two weeks ago|
|The canopy last Sunday|
We have also be eating snow peas, cherry tomatoes, beans and lettuce nearly everyday. I tend to have a little taste when I'm watering in the afternoons. Eating a baby carrot just picked is (after it has been washed) what it's all about. I'm still learning the gardening process and I have found that we will short on salads soon, as I have not replanted early enough. We have lost a couple of the iceberg lettuce because of the heavy rainstorms that we have had lately. It's all trial and error.
I finally got to the Permacultue Eudlo meeting earlier this month, what a great little group. This Sunday we are going to visit a member's garden, that we be interesting to see how they work their backyard. I got a couple of cutting and a bottle of worm casting liquid. We have our own worm farm but when Charlie was staying with us he drank all the liquid. I bought a box of garden light and set them around the vege plot, it looks a little like a fairyland at night time.
|Pathway for possum's at night|
News from the Studio, I have nearly finished doing the 3-6-9 quilt, for a 60"sq quilt I have gone overboard and used over 500m of thread in the top for machine quilting. I have also pieced half of the friendship basket blocks using a 3/4" nine patch with a mustard center as posts, it's looking good. My last post has photos of the blocks, post new photo's soon.
I have finished the log cabin quilt with a twist. The finished block is 20"sq, and the strip are 2" wide. I decided to do add school house quilting down the middle of each strip, and around the center block. It made for a lot of extra work, but I like it.
Last Sunday I was the gofer (morning tea and lunch lady) at the Textile Group in Caloundra; they were doing a machine-felting workshop with Felicity Clark from Brisbane. Oh boy is her work is incredible.............
Photos of the girls doing the felting workshop
At our last meeting we started a small challenge. We have two groups of six, and our leader Margie W from (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Joan M cut up a picture for each group, so that everyone received a small piece that we have to enlarge and recreate in any textile medium we choose. I'm sure my picture has the most pieces in it. Anyway, it could be interesting...........
|Not sure they were talking about textiles|
|This Fiona showing off her last piece fionajacksondesigns.com.au|
|Ellen's felted bag|
|Mollie's beautiful book cover|
I hope you enjoy the photos in my blog.
Until next time,
Happy stitching Cathy