Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Win It Wednesday 8/24

Fabric & Craft Giveaways

~ Quiltmaker magazine & 5 fat eighths  Freemotion by the River  8/31
~ Batik bundle  Lemon Tree Snippets  9/2
~ Batik bundle  Bea Quilter  8/31
~ Simply Chic FQ bundle made by ChrissieD  8/30

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Win It Wednesday 8/17

Fabric & Craft Giveaways

~ FQ Bundle Blenders  AGF Blog  8/24
~ Quilting books  QNblog  8/21
~ FQ bundle Vintage 30's Ruby's Treasure  Inspired by Fabric  8/21 
~ August Quilty Box  Quiltville's Quips & Snips  9/1
~ $50 Fat Quarter Shop GC  Happy Quilting  8/22 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Know Your Enemy ~ Zucchini

I'm willing to acknowledge that I may have made some errors in judgment. But in my defense, the zucchini didn't grow well last year. Zucchini ~ the one vegetable so prolific that people play ding dong ditch with it. And I couldn't grow it. Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the soil. Maybe there was too much shade & not enough sun. Maybe it was just my black thumb. I changed what I could, choosing a different spot to plant & using a combination of hugelkultur, lasagna gardening, & raised beds to improve the soil. And this is where I made my first mistake. I planted the entire packet of seeds and every single one germinated. Cute little seedlings, looking so innocent, working so hard to grow ~ and this is where I made my second error ~ I couldn't bear to cull any of them.  And then they grew. And grew. And grew. They started putting out big beautiful orange-yellow flowers, calling all the bees to the yard. Next thing you know, there's little tiny zucchini fetuses everywhere. And they grew...

Pure Evil

I harvested my first zucchini 10 days ago. I've made zucchini fritters. I've made zucchini bread. I've shredded & put 16 quarts in the freezer. I've even managed to palm a few off on other people. I've 7 more waiting on the table, waiting for me to do something with them. There's more, waiting, waiting, waiting, still growing.  Even the chickens are tired of zucchini bits

Zeus & His Golden Harem  "That had better not be zucchini, Human"

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Win It Wednesday ~ A List of Giveaways

Fabric & Craft Giveaways
~ Electric Quilt 7 & half yard bundle of AGF prints   AGF blog  8/25  
~ 15 yards fabric  Behind the Mouse  8/25
~ FQ bundle of Liberty Tana Lawn Classics Revival collection  Red Pepper Quilts    8/12
~ $25 GC  to Lou Lou's Fabric Shop  Happy Quilting  8/1
~ Journey to Versailles FQ bundle  Henry Glass Fabrics  8/14
~ Indah Batik Pops  Jolly Jabber  8/11