Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Finish

"Sweet Pickins" is bound and ready to hang.  Such a cutie!  And Sweet!
The name...well it's those cute little cherries in the border fabric.  This time of year it seems like everyday there's something needing to be picked and preserved.  Except for my flowers.  We usually have a good picking selection but I'm one of those funny people who would rather not cut my flowers. (or the weeds by the looks of it....LOL)
This year I've been trying to expand the bed around my mailbox.  I've transplanted a few things from around the yard.  It looks kinda shabby this year, hopefully next year I won't need any annuals out here.  The  Blue Morning Glories should start blooming on the mailbox soon.
 The ultimate flower garden goal for me is to have things in bloom all year and need no annuals anywhere.  We're getting close, only Zinnias and Morning Glory annuals this year.
Our little Obelisk isn't doing so well.  Next year maybe.
 After years of ME saying we should put a fence around the garden my dear sweet Ross came up with a wonderful idea...putting a fence around the garden!  He thought it would be a good idea to keep the deer from stomping around.  Brilliant!  I don't know where he comes up with such great ideas! 
Behind the garden gate is a jungle of veggies.  We need a new plan in here also.  My idea is to double the size of the garden, giving plants room to grow and breathe.  Maybe by next year Ross will come up with an idea to expand....LOL!
The fruits of my labor below.
 Zucchini Marmalade, as every gardener knows there's always plenty of Zukes.  Its a rather bland veggie so you can add anything to it for flavor.  This was the first time for making marmalade with it.  I found this recipe here.  

                                          Zucchini Marmalade
6 Cups zucchini remove seeds but leave skin, grated finely (Squeeze out the water, using cheese cloth or a tea towel then measure)
6 Cups sugar(I used 5 cps, it made the jelly a little thinner)
1/2 Cup lemon juice(I used 2 fresh juiced lemons)
1 large can crushed pineapple, 20 oz (don't drain)
1-  6 oz package Strawberry Jello, (any flavor)
Boil zucchini and sugar for 20 minutes. Add lemon juice and crushed pineapple. Boil for 5 minutes.  Add gelatin and stir until dissolved.  Remove from heat, pour into hot jars and seal.  Process in water bath for 5 minutes. 
Until next time "Quilt out of Your Comfort Zone!" 

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  1. Wow, you are fast! I love the big scalloped border around it!

  2. just need to give them.. enough.. of a hint! xx

  3. That is a gorgeous quilt. I love how summer-y it is.

  4. It's always good to have a quilt made from leftover fabric. Feels good.


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