Monday, January 28, 2013

Sewing, cooking and gardening

 I have had a lovely long weekend, I got lots of sewing done. I finished my hexagon quilt by Thimbleblossoms, now it just needs to be quilted. I even got the backing joined so its ready to go as soon as I have some spare time.
 I used all my fig tree scraps for this quilt and it has turned out so pretty.

 My on line stitching group is making little sewing kits to send to the bush fire victims. Here  are my goodies. A sewing bag, thread basket and a pin cushion, we are also putting other goodies inside the bag.
 Some secret sewing I started yesterday.
 As you can see we can grow very big zucchinis, well I had too many so I blanched some and put them it the freezer to use later on.
 I haven't done this before so if it works I will be very happy with all my efforts. Blanching them stops them being soggy  and mushy when they thaw out. Thats the plan anyway.
 Playing with my camera again in the garden, bumble bees everywhere yesterday.
My sun flowers are just delightful.

So thats my weekend, today I plan to sew a bit more and catch up on some washing. Hope you have a great day.

12 comments:

shez said...

lovely quilt leanne,i have just read somewhere to grate your zucchinni's and freeze them ,but they did say that you may need to mop up juice when thawed out.xx

De said...

another lovely quilt top! I can see many zucchini slices in your future. Somewhere I have a cake recipe that has zucchini in it too!

Sarah said...

That quilt looks so pretty Leanne!
Have you tried Zucchini relish? I tried some once and it was YUMMY!!

a good yarn said...

Your hexie quilt is just gorgeous! Lovely goodies for the bushfire victims too. Those zukes are massive - hope the freezing thing works.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Leanne. When I had excess zucchini I made what we call ratatouille. I cook up zucchini, onion and tomato. Always handy in the freezer.

Nancy Lee said...

The Fig Tree line has such great colours, doesn't it? Lovely work! The blanching thing does work. Good luck with the harvest!

Jo and Hannah said...

Hello there,
Your hexagon quilt is beautiful - what a great way to use up scraps! And what a lovely idea to make sewing kits for the bushfire victims, I'm sure they will appreciate your thoughtful gifts.
Hannah :o)

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love your quilt Leanne and your lovely sewing kit.
I like the idea of freezing zucchini as I love to make zucchini slice but can't keep the zucchinis fresh.
Thanks for the tip :)

Cathy said...

Why are youe zucchinis white?? I'll gladly steal one if you have a spare...zucc soup, zucc bread, zucc quiche, I have all the recipes!!

Maree: said...

Your Quilt is Lovely as is the Set....
Cheers

Darlene said...

Your Juggle quilt is darling. Hoping to finish mine this week.

Wow, that's a HUGE zucchini. YUM!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful quilt top and the gifts you made are lovely too. That is an amazing zucchini! Lovely to see photos of your garden.

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