I’m back, after missing the last one – it’s very difficult to think about doing a blog when you’re on the road!
This fortnight’s challenge: Z
When I was growing up, I used to watch the TV show Zorro. What a NOTORIOUS, swashbuckling hero he was!
I have a vegetable garden in my backyard. This year, I’m growing tomatoes, squash, radishes and potatoes (well, they actually come up every year – I don’t have to plant them). The deer got my entire apple crop and most of the kohlrabi and peas. I’m ready to do in the next deer I see….. practicing my bow and arrow technique….
One year I actually grew Zucchini (courgette for you Aussies and Brits). Never again. It is physically impossible for two people to keep up with the plant, and inevitably one escapes your view and becomes gargantuan before you know it. I have recipes that use zucchini, like chocolate cake, that can hide it and use up large amounts, but still….. I don’t mind eating zucchini once in a while, but not steadily. Now, I buy it from the store.
Here’s a picture of my ZANY family, thanks to the family reunion we had last week in Ontario. We spent most of the time at the pool, because the days were very hot and humid. I don’t get to see them very often, so John and I flew back for this event. It was WONDERFUL!
I’m not entirely sure what this one means. I’m going to take it as my favourite quilt to sleep under! I made this when I lived in Darwin Australia in 2000, as I was writing songs for my first quilting CD. It was a class I took taught by my friend Jenny Armour called “Country Quilts”. A central medallion style quilt – each of us designed as we went, so that each quilt made in the class looked quite different. It was a great class, and, thanks to the Matilda’s Own wool batting/wadding inside, toasty warm!
I bought the fabric in Bali on our way to Darwin, so the quilt is called “Bali Stars”. It won Best in Section at the Fred’s Pass Rural Show in 2000, much to my great surprise.