Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gardening time

Yesterday when I came home from my staff development, my husband had bought me a present: 10 pounds of bell peppers. Believe it or not, I was actually excited about it. We always plant a small garden behind our house, usually just tomatoes, and different kinds of peppers, sometimes cucumbers. This year we planted both bell peppers and cayenne peppers, the cayenne peppers have done well, but the others are just sitting there. I always freeze them to use later in the year. We had talked about going to the Farmers Market and getting some, we just hadn't gotten around to doing it yet. Joe and to go to Macon yesterday for work and just happened to come back by the Farmer's Market and decided to bring me some peppers. It didn't take too long but they are all in the freezer for later use. After freezing those, I decided to go out and check our garden. I picked our first tomatoes and some more cayenne peppers (boy are they hot). Both Joe and my brother love hot stuff, but I think these peppers were a little to hot for even them. I'm not sure what I will end up doing with them. Any suggestions?

After my kitchen chores were competed, I went into the sewing room and finished the binding on a wall hanging that my mom had hand quilted for me. It is the very first thing that I had ever appliqued, and if I do say so myself it turned out pretty good. I am so happy that my mom was able to hand quilt it for me. She does beautiful work and to her a quilt isn't a quilt unless it is quilted by hand. The pattern is All Things Christmas, by Bunny Hill. It was a BOM from Stitch n' Quilt. Tomorrow is Silver Thimble day, have to go get my sewing stuff together.


Becky said...

Your Christmas quilt looks wonderful. How neat that your Mom hand-quilted it. I'm getting ready for the trek to GCSU tomorrow. Hope to see you on Saturday! Your bell peppers look great. Marion stuffs hot peppers with sausage and/or cheese and grills them. Yum!

Susan said...

Your garden vegetables look great! My husband brought me 2 tomatoes from our vines last weekend. We had BLTs. Yum!

Your mom did a great job hand quilting your quilt, and you did a great job appliquéing it!

I'm going to miss Saturday Thimbles this month.

PSalter said...

My brother makes hot pepper jelly. It's a great gift to give if you "can" it; he doesn't so it has to be refrigerated. But it is GREAT on cooked carrots.

Sherri said...

Oh, I love your Bunny Hill's beautiful, and how wonderful that your mom could quilt it for you!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

My grandfather always said if your peppers aren't hot then you weren't mad enough when you planted them! Love your Christmas wallhanging - isn't it nice to have it finished and ready to use!