Our topics are: TASTY
I live for home-grown tomatoes. I don’t eat fresh tomatoes any other time of year – they are poor relations of the real thing. When we tour so much, it’s very difficult to grow them, but I’ve been very fortunate over the years to:
a) have a 100+year old neighbour who used to plant them in my garden and water them until I got home (sadly, Bill’s gone now, and I have to do it myself)
b) have a tenant who waters them for me if I’m home to plant them (she is from South Korea and had never had a home grown tomato before – she loves them!) and
c) be able to buy the plants with flowers and sometimes tomatoes already growing on them!
It’s too early to plant tomatoes this year, but this is where they will be. I’ll be eating them in August!
Why was this one so difficult? I have been wracking my brain to come up with something tiny that starts with T (and not cheating by looking at everyone else’s). I’ve come up with this: THREE-eighths inch hexagons, my next hexie project. If you know me, you know that I’m not afraid of small things – I’ve done a 1/4″ hexie project as well as two 1/2″ ones. When I get something new designed, I will be making it out of these little fellahs. It will be MUCH bigger than the 1/4″s. Maybe I’ll do it in some Tantalizing Tesselation design, using my Thimble and some Tissu from the Trash?
In 2008 we went to New Zealand. We have now visited the north and south ends of each island, and have loved every minute of our explorations. On a bus trip to the north end of the North Island, we stopped at a huge sand dune at the north end of 90 Mile Beach (which isn’t, it’s actually only about 50). In a moment of weakness, I agreed to TOBOGGAN down a very steep dune! It really was terrifying, because you go very fast. I don’t even do this on snow anymore, and sand is harder. It was exhilarating, but I only did it once! I made sure I stopped myself before I went into the stream at the bottom of the hill.
Quite a few years ago we were visiting a friend in Pennsylvania. I saw that she kept her thread in a plastic carrying box, which she got at WalMart (I think) – it’s originally for little car Toys. Cheaper than most thread boxes that you buy at sewing shops. Next thing I knew, she had given me one! It is perfect for thread because the spools don’t get exposed to too much light and they don’t get dusty if I don’t use them often. Also, it’s a grab-and-go when I take a class or go on retreat! It’s double sided – so you can keep twice the amount of thread. I have my shades of grey (not 50) on the other half.
To keep things “T”, I’ve put some TEAL thread on TOP!
The next challenge is the letter “I”, and we are looking for Money, Tools, Metal, and Sewing Room Inchies. See you in two weeks.
If you’d like to see what the other participants are doing, check out Cinzia’s blog – they’re all listed there.