Applique, Quilting, Garden

gardening, Granny’s Got Style, Williamsburg Beauty

Yesterday was a busy day – I took my applique block out on the porch in the morning along with my ipad and set up to watch some Gilmore Girls while I relaxed on the porch before the heat and humidity set in – and then because it wasn’t really, really hot in the middle of the afternoon I did it again for awhile.  The flower and the little buds/berries? are done and one of the stems – on to the leaves and lets get this block conquered.


Monday night sitting longer than normal I got half of the border finished on Granny’s Got Style.  I was working on the second half of the length last night – did I get done? I don’t know as I am writing this to be scheduled before I got busy quilting.  I am linking to Sew Fresh Quilts today and My Quilt Infatuation.


I was checking my garden last night as I needed to water and use some miracle grow and here is my big cantaloupe – I have 2 more that I have found but they are quite small yet.


a lot of this mess of vines is from one pumpkin plant – it is growing like crazy and taking over.


And this is the only pumpkin that I have found on this whole thing!  and it has barely started – maybe I will still get more growing – this garden seems to be off to a slow start – I have finally noticed growth in the cucumbers but they are slow – I thought I picked up the pickling packet (small cukes) and I read the package last night and it says they get to be 11 inches – oh well – we will get some table cuts from from them and I will make pickles if I get enough going.


Most of the tomato plants down here look about like this – few tomatoes and thin plants but at least I am getting some here and there.


Zucchini will all be ready at the same time – I have about 8 of them growing right now and about 4 yellow squash – I will be passing some on to Melanie and making more bread or something with some of them as well.  I read that you can grate zucchini and freeze it – but I wonder if it doesn’t get really mushy – anyone have knowledge of it?


I have several red geraniums in pots – still flowering but the heat is beginning to get to them but on one I have found several tiny white flowers – I didn’t know they did that – I wonder if this is common?


A close up


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14 comments… add one
  • Kristie Jul 1, 2015

    Your garden looks great! I’m anxious to hear if you finished your quilt last night!!!
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  • Lynn Jul 1, 2015

    I’ve frozen zucchini before to use in bread and it does get a little mushy. But I just defrost it in a colander in the sink and it’s good to go. I so enjoy your blog. I have just started the Caswell quilt myself and I’ve been watching your progress on it. Can’t wait to see how yours finishes and how different it will be from mine. I’m using jewel tone batiks and it does have a different feel to it.

  • Deb Jul 1, 2015

    The garden looks wonderful! So does the applique : )

  • Kathy Jul 1, 2015

    I can’t wait to hear if you got your GGS finished last night. 😉

    Hopefully now that you’re not being inundated with rain, your garden will take off.
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  • Thimbleanna Jul 1, 2015

    I’m saying Yes! You got done LOL! I would think when you get so close to the end you just speed up with the excitement of finishing! And your garden looks fantastic — mine is a mess of little teeny plants and a bajillion weeds — at least it looks like it’s FINALLY stopped raining, so maybe we’ll get a little sunshine to kickstart some growth.

  • Lorna McMahon Jul 1, 2015

    Oh, I can’t wait to see that Granny unfurled! Your garden looks wonderful. How nice to see how everything has been progressing!
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  • Sandra B Jul 1, 2015

    I am also guessing that you finished Granny’s Got Style…..cannot wait to get the official answer!!
    The garden is looking great!

  • Carole Jul 1, 2015

    Quilting and gardening, two of my favorite things too! Visiting from Let’s Bee Social.
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  • Astrid Jul 1, 2015

    Your garden looks great, yummy homegrown vegetables. Beautiful applique block. Did you manage to finish GGS last night?
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  • Michele Hill Jul 1, 2015

    Love the appliqué Karen……….not sure about “Gilmore Girls” though 🙂 (!!) My grown up daughters grew up on that I think! Hugs from down under xx

  • Mary Ann Jul 1, 2015

    Your little white flowers look like the flowers on the wild geraniums. Maybe they are reverting a little bit? GGS is finished. Wow.

  • Malinda Jul 2, 2015

    Lovely work!
    I grate and freeze zuchinni every year. I remove the seeds if the zuchinni is big, grate it in my food processor, then freeze in individual 1/2 cup mounds on a cookie sheet. When frozen, I place them in big freezer bag along with my quarter cup applesauce/ice cubes that I use as oil substitutes. Take out 3 zuchinni blocks, 2 applesauce cubes, thaw in a large mixing bowl, don’t drain, and I’m good to make zuchinni cranberry bread! I even make up a mix of the dry ingredients ahead of time so it’s very quick to assemble. Yum! I’ll look up the recipe if you are interested.

  • JanineMarie Jul 2, 2015

    I bet you stayed up until Granny was done! I’m glad the weather was tolerable for you to work outside. I love outdoor light for sewing. I’ve frozen zucchini for bread, then I squeeze out the water.

  • SuperMomNoCape! Jul 7, 2015

    Your garden is looking great! And yes, you can freeze zucchini. I used to do it all the time when we had our acreage and a super large garden. It’s super simple… just grate and freeze in the portion sizes that you would use for recipes. When you thaw it, you will end up with a lot of liquid, so I would place it in a mesh strainer and allow it to drain before using it in a recipe.
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