Friday, May 30, 2008

Summer Garden

Hubby and I got the garden planted this evening. We've had most of the plants for a few weeks, but did not plant them directly into the ground because of our Utah Spring....warm one day and snowing the next. I'm glad the garden is planted though....I'm ready for some yummy tasting produce. We planted our strawberry patch a few years ago, so it is doing great. Not alot of plants, but enough to keep we three in fresh berries on our oatmeal for a few weeks. Our strawberries are only June baring type. We planted them in the front flowerbed by the front door.

We planted the usual in the summer garden:a few varieties of tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, green peppers, pumpkins, green beans, onions and various hot peppers (for my hubby)

This year, we are also trying watermelon, cantaloupe and lemon cucumbers.

Daughter V graduated from High School last night...hopefully, I'll have photos to share soon!

In closing: My favorite quilt stores:

Locally-Threads of Time in Centerville (Utah). The store is on it's third owner and keeps getting better. Whenever I need a quick boost, I take a mystery class there to keep me on my toes.

I also like Quilt, Quilt, Quilt, Etc. in Sandy (Utah). I only go there when I am in that area of the state, but they always have things to tempt me....about 14,000 bolts of fabric, too many patterns to finish in a lifetime, plus....across the street are two connected is their quilting services with discounted fabric/kits and the other is embellishments and needlework related kits.

For all the good shops in Utah, go to for a list of stores participating in the June 25-28 shop hop.

Not local-The little quilt shop in Nyssa, Oregon. I don't know the name of it, but Nyssa is a very small town, so it is probably the only one. I found it on the way to the Sisters, Oregon show last year. They did not have a huge inventory, but the staff made up for it in friendliness and helpfulness. If I ever go back to Sisters, I will definitely stop by Nyssa again.

How about you....your favorite locally and not locally? Share, please!


Lorraine said...

wow - your part of the world looks beautiful! thanks for stopping by my blog....I am definately planning more sewing - less cleaning this fact it starts today.....!!! have to have a big clean up in the sewing room so I can see all the projects I want to do next....

Greenmare said...

oh your strawberries look lovely! congratulations on the graduate!!!

Kaylene said...

I just received your birthday cards, I LOVE it. Kevin asked if it were one of your quilts, and so I turned it over and read the back, wow! What wonderful history shared in such an elegant way. The best part was the note you wrote inside. It's probably the best birthday card I've ever received! Thank-you, you brought me to tears! I'm also so glad to be a part of your family, and appreciate you so much! (((HUGS)))

Kris said...

I saw your comment on Lorraine's blog (Granny Loz) and had to come for a visit. (Lorraine and I both love the same quilt shop and although we've never met I think of her as my friend.) I have a daughter serving a mission on Temple Square so your mention of 'Utah' made me want to rush over and visit you. I love your blog. Feel free to come by my blog for a look if you have time. My quilts are few and far between, but I love to sew in general! Have a great rest of the week!