Friday, June 22, 2012

Gardening and Farming

 Remember this post?  I finally go that one quilted up! 

I really like it! I decided it echo quilt around all the squares. Simple, but it works.

In other gardening news, I made a few Farmer's Wife blocks.

I started this little project a year ago, when I joined this QAL. I mean, really, how hard can it be, making 2 little 6" blocks a week for one year. Not hard, really. Just, I don't know. I think I've learned that I'm not good at "a thing a day" type activities. I'm more apt to power through 8-10 at a time. Or maybe I need to do the 21 days in a row to make it a habit thing. So far, I have maybe a dozen of these little guys. Will I make all 100+ blocks? We'll see. I do enjoy making them, and revisiting some favorite scraps. I'm just not going to put a time line on it.

And now, on to the "real" garden. Things are, eh. The tomatoes and onions are doing great. But my cucumbers and zucchini were a complete fail. I mean, really, who can't grow zucchini? I had to dig up the old plants (which never took hold) and start anew. And then the bunnies came. Goodbye peppers. Hello fence.

If you have any awesome gardening tips, please share. Clearly I need them!


Needled Mom said...

The quilt looks gorgeous - especially in the garden.

We lost our cantalope and corn to rabbits and quail so I can relate. Grrr.

Mrs.Pickles said...

everything looks great. I think it is a strange year for gardens this year. I am sure everything will do better than you think

suemac said...

I know what you mean about the FW blocks. I got 27 done and have not progressed since Christmas. Need to get back in the groove. I have already made a lap quilt of the FW blocks for a class so it should be easier, right?