Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter! Prep work, Slow Stitching Sunday, and garden pictures

This post will be picture heavy, will post the quilty things first.

 I am prepping some days and sewing some so this is the block I am sewing on right now.

Here are the ones I have been prepping ahead.

 Today will find me hopefully doing both a little stitching and prepping.

Head over to Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday to see what others are sharing.

We had a family fish fry late yesterday afternoon after everyone was off of work at our home. Today I have to run to grocery for a couple of last minute ingredients for tomorrow.  Tomorrow we have all the family back for a ham late lunch with tons of food. I will try and remember to get some pictures tomorrow.

Here are pictures of our garden so far. Still lots to do but the jalapenos are from last year. Even with the few really cold days we had the two plants kept producing. And they are HOT.

 This is a grape vine we have had for a couple of years. Hopefully this year it will produce a few grapes.

 These are the herb boxes hubby made and hung on our fence as his first woodworking project after the fall from the crane. I love them. These are the herbs that are coming back along with the gnomes that decorate the boxes.  Our youngest daughter is our gardening helper (and her 2 year old lol) and so I picked up a few decorations for her. With the issues hubby and I both have now some days it is hard to get the yard things (and some house things) done and she comes over and helps as much as we need. So thankful for all of our children. They have grown into amazing adults. She helps the most because the rest all work outside the home.

 These are the tomatoes, bell peppers and eggplant that hubby planted a couple of weeks ago and the two jalapeno plants from last year. I want to try making jalapeno jelly. Anyone have a great recipe they are willing to share?

And last by surely not least is Ebbie on what she thinks is "her" swing lol. She loves to swing and jumps on it all the time. Sometimes when we are working outside she will nap on it lol.

Well if you made it this far I would love to hear from you. Thanks for reading my book lol.


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Quilts and gardens, love them both. Cute little dog!

The Cozy Quilter said...

You have lots of slow stitching to keep you busy! We are still a couple of months from planting any vegetables here. Heavy frost this morning. Happy Easter!

Kate said...

Your blocks are beautiful. It's so nice to see plants growing ... we just keep getting more snow. Ebbie is adorable on her swing.

Jennifer said...

Your blocks are sooooo pretty. I love how your garden area looks.

Kate said...

Very pretty blocks. Hope you can fit in some slow stitching in between all the family visiting.

Quilter Kathy said...

Such fun blocks to be enjoying today!