Sunday, August 10, 2008


When?

When will I get a ripe tomato? I am so anxious. My neighbor has some. She even shared a couple with me. The nearby greenhouse gave everyone who bought a flat of plants a tomato plant. I got two. The other one (no pic) got frosted out a week after I got it but amazing, it also came back and has grown like mad. It has dense foliage and has some tomatoes but this one is just full of green tomatoes. I think there are about 14 on this one plant.

I worked on this pond area yesterday and got the weeds out and many things trimmed back. I have more areas that need attention but it is so nice to have this area cleaned up and looking good. I see this area from my front porch.

I tried to take a pic of my fungy quilt flimsy out on my clothes line but the wind is blowing too hard. Here it is pinned over a window so messes up the color. I hope to get a good pic of its true colors soon. It is very bright and part of the yellow has a mustard tone. I tried a red eye stop border but preferred this black one. I really do like how it turned out. I needed to go near JoAnn's on Friday so I stopped in and bought some poly batting. I usually use cotton on my full sized quilts but I figure this one will be washed frequently so I wanted the poly. I didn't have a discount coupon but the batting was 40% off anyway. I bought some of an inexpensive one and also some that is fire resistant. Has anyone ever used that? I plan to some how quilt it on my sewing machine. When finished, this quilt will be about 44 by 60 inches and will make a great cover up when sitting in a chair. I haven't named it yet. Yesterday I pulled fabric to start another one. Stay tuned.

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6 comments:

Joyce said...

My tomatoes are far from being ripe too. I can't wait. Love how the quilt turned out. I am thinking of getting a roll of batting next time I am in USA. I am tired of getting stalled for lack of batting.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your garden looks lovely around the pond area. And those tomatoes will be yummy.

tami said...

Mine don't seem to want to ripen either. I have TONS of them. I had to have DH rescue them from huge, ugly tomato horn worms the other day. I just want them to start turning red.

Tanya said...

That's actually a very lovely picture of your quilt with the light shining through and the seems showing!

Clare said...

YOu need to take the bottom leaves off so that the sunlight can get to the lower fruit. Then they'll start to rippen. Love the flimsy.

ROZ said...

What a glorious garden. How about making chow chow or fried green tomatoes--only kidding--they'll be ripe any day now.