Our little personal garden went out with a bang this year. A colorful ending to a educational (for the grandkids) and delicious year.
These were the pumpkins we picked last week - the last of them. That was after sharing with the grandkids and the neighbors. We thought we only had a “few” left. HA! I’ve been giving them to passers-by and used a few to decorate my house inside and on the front porch area (see below).
I’ve also tied some of the dried cornstalks to the front pillars (not pictured). The red and green grapes have made great snacks for the last month or more, and these were the last of the large bunches. The rest I left on the vines for the bees (gone now since the frost) and the birds. The purple Concord grapes in the yellow colander is another batch that I picked on that morning. Later they were juiced into about 4 quarts of grape juice and bottled. Yum!! We got almost 12 quarts off the one bush this year.
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My latest “beginning” is a round robin for Crazy Quilting International. This one is called “I Love Paris”. Sound familiar? It was my idea because I wanted MORE after doing my Paris purse a couple years ago. (see posts here).
Among those posts is one that explains how I do my piecing. This one was more complicated than my purse, and I had to add that central lavender piece (vertical, curvy, to the right of the toile) because I didn’t leave large enough selvages on my pieces. But it finally came together with some hand stitching and adding trim to cover some raw edges. Luckily, the many imperfections will be covered up by the embellishments!
This is in the mail to Theresa, and I look forward to stitching on their blocks!
Until next time,