Thursday, August 9, 2007

Life and Cherry Tomatoes on Steriods!

Well I don't have much to blog on! Watch, I say this and this will be a long post! lol Don't you just love Murphy's law?

Tuesday, Jennifer from Tilted Mountains, came over for a bite and some conversation. Oh alright, I had to bribe her with a cold Corona and lime! lol Just kidding!

I had an opportunity to talk with her one on one, something I had not had the occasion to do. We finished our get together in my sewing room chatting away about quilting, quilt shops, what works and what doesn't. Sometimes I think I would like to own a quilt shop! One day I'll know what I want to do when I grow up! Focus Carole, focus!

Sharon has been lamenting about her tomato plants and how they are not performing as she anticipated. So I thought I'd show off my 1 (one) cherry tomato plant. As you can see it is more than 7 (seven) feet tall. It has already started to produce lots of delicious tomatoes.

So Sharon, I think you do need to get yourself a pair of those farmer overalls, billy boots and a pitch fork. That may do the trick!

On a serious note, I wish I could tell you what we do to get the plant that way every year. We have no clue. All we know is that they love that spot. Even our regular tomato plants are doing much better there than in our garden.

On the quilting front. I have been working away at the Pine Grove quilt. All because I'm too lazy at the moment to change the thread on my machine! lol

I'm testing the Essential Thread - Connecting Thread on this quilt. I'm really not impressed with it for piecing. But, I do want to finish the quilt using the same type of thread. Accuracy is difficult enough without introducing another variable. All I have left to do is 2 (two) more borders and it's sandwich time!

Have a great day every one!

10 comments:

Leah S said...

I have found that Essential thread does ok for piecing - better if it's all high-end quality fabric (batiks, Kona).

But for me, it's been an absolute dream to free-motion with. I love, love, love free-motioning with it. Did an entire twin size quilt in a couple of hours without a single break. Whoooo! :)

Leigh said...

Ever seen the movie Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? LOL

Sharon said...

WOW i'm impressed. Ok, it's overalls for me next year. I have the I guess I need to put the dang things on while gardening. LOL!!! I just showed hubby your plant. He says' HOLY COW!!!! Guess he's impressed too.
SHOW OFF!!!!

Guðrún said...

I saw the great charm square table topper you received from Darlene, really beautiful. I THANK YOU SO MUCH for what you sent me, I really love it, the fabric is just perfect.

Alisa said...

What don't you like about the thread? I use it too. It is fine, but it does leave a lot of lint in my sewing machine.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'm a huge thread convert... am totally LOVING Aurifil, bought one spool to test. I had been a Mettler-only gal for a long time, too. This thread is changing my mind totally. No lint, none. It's nice.

Libby said...

That's a fine looking tomato plant . . . you may have to hire help to bring in the crop *s*

ancient one said...

Best looking tomato plant anywhere. Ours are about done for. All the heat and no rain, I guess.

gwen said...

It is so nice to receive unexpected beautiful things. It means that you deserved it!
Remember from the fried green tomatoes " the secret is in the sauce"! Have fun with your crop! Take care.

Judy said...

Love the tomatoes! I am interested in the thread......aurifil breaks in my bobbin much too often so I've purchased a batch of the Essential. Any reasons for not being impressed with it?

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