Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gardner's Journal......ready to quilt!

The GJ top has been done for a while and  I had envisaged pink borders...but that sort of took over and made the top look too pink..........so had to order some green.......and wait for it to arrive.....I was pleased to see it in the mail box when I got home on Friday.....got the borders on today and had to wait for Mark to come over for dinner tonight so I could get a pic.....


Note my little assistant resting on the lounge on the left.....she's had a busy day!

I spent a few hours in the sewing room this afternoon and apart from getting the borders on the GJ quilt I also finished my CW homework and got the binding on the Red Club house quilt....will be stitching that down later tonight.  Very productive afternoon!  This morning I spent some time in the front garden and got rid of most of the weeds that have popped up AGAIN....wow ...they are persistant little suckers!  There were rose bushes planted along the driveway when I moved into the house......they started flowering last week.......


I can't take any of the credit for these beauties........I didn't even get around to pruning them over winter.  That was of course before I became a fully fledged, green waste bin holding - gardener....LOLOL......yep...the green waste bin has arrived so I am calling it.....I am a gardener....!! 

Another thing I have been enjoying is cooking!  Most of it I give to the kids so I don't eat it.....but I have my baking mojo back!  With November upon us tomorrow the next 'project' is the Christmas cake.....need to get it baked so I can drizzle brandy over it and let it sit........and drizzle brandy over it and let it sit.....and repeat a few more times until Christmas! 

A friend and  I went to the Farmer's Market in Angaston yesterday......the main reason for going was to have breakfast there......an egg and bacon roll and coffee......I think we will make it a regular thing.....won't be long and the summer stone fruits will be here.....looking forward to that!  I bought some rhubarb yesterday which I teamed with apples today to make a apple/rhubarb crumble for dessert tonight.....served with a big dollop of cream of course....(guess who is going to the gym in the morning)!! 

I will preface the next pic with a warning for those who don't want to see another spider pic.....look away now........................

When I came out this morning this guy was on the ceiling...I tried to do the right thing and re-locate him to the garden outside.......but he dived off the broom and onto the computer keyboard..........he then disappeared under the keyboard and that was when I decided he would have to go.......I didn't want to be sitting at the computer wondering when he might reappear! 
He had his chance for a life in the garden.....


Back to work tomorrow.....after a visit to the gym! LOL

'Til next time.................Lorraine

20 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Ok first off if you were poking that spider with a broom in the first instance I think you already had plans for murder in your heart.

I had a giggle about the spider potentially reappearing at an inopportune moment and the ensuing shrieking.

GJ quilt looks delcious. Yes- green was the absolute right choice. What are you going to do with the quilting?

Congratulations on your new found gardener status. Don Burke watch out.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous...and the spider is scary! Yikes!!!

Darlene said...

Love your finished Gardener's Journal quilt - it's beautiful, Loz!

Love your roses - sweet scent (I'm sure) :-)

Don't love your spider - Ick! LOL

Yvette said...

Your GJ is GORGEOUS!!! My plan today is to get my borders on too.

Congratulations!!!

Phyllis in Minnesota said...

WOW your quilt top is beautiful. I love to see embroidery incorporated in a quilt. Congrats!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful week you have had-I'm glad you are back to baking too. I like your post about the yummy things you take to work or parties. I try to "relocate" bugs too-everyone just laughs at me.

Anonymous said...

GJ quilt looking great. DH likes to relocate spiders if he isn't home I relocate them with the vacuum!!! I leave it going for a little while just to make sure.

bettsylyn said...

Although I am way behind you, I am also using the same fabric for mine. I did buy all my borders early on. I took my fabrics to the shop and spread them out thinking I would choose the blue. But it looked drab and guess which fabric I chose for the border - yep the green just like you. It looked so much better. My inner border is pink though,as I don't have as much pink in the middle. It is nice to see yours so I have an idea what mine might look like some day - soon, I hope.

Linda said...

One for the cake...one for Loz.....one for the cake......hic!....lol

Joy said...

How on earth did you manage to get that close to the spider for a piccy???? Tell me you have a fabulous zoom lens ... or I'll have nightmares for a week lol!!!!
Your quilt is fabulous and you made the absolute right choice with the green border ... love it!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Amanda said...

GJ looks fantastic and the green is just right. Huntsmen I don't mind so much they don't do the web thing but we only get those big ugly black things (I think they are house or mouse spiders) white tips, and redbacks. We get a green bin if we are gardeners or not. My sweet peas haven't survived the heat from last week, we are indifferent gardener all our plants have to survive with no care.

AnnieO said...

Tha GJ quilt is wonderful with the green border--I would have chosen the green too :) And so much success on other fronts--what a great spring you're having! Except for the spiders, weeds, and too much delicious baking!

Lynda said...

GJ looks fantastic Lorraine. Baking is great as long as someone else eats most of it. Christmas Cake is on my agenda too.

yellowfarmhouse said...

That quilt is wonderful Lorraine - so pretty. Now that spider - YIKES that baby is HUGE. I thought it was a joke at first. Glad he's a goner :).

Love seeing a little snippet of Ms. Rosie - who by the way was looking very comfortable, lol

Hugs - karen

Kris said...

Such a weekend!The GJ quilt is gorgeous. I love it. Your roses are just beautiful too! I am so impressed with your afternoon's accomplishments. I just got my quilt laid out and pinned together ready to sew this afternoon. I was not as quick as I had hoped!

Chookyblue...... said...

woohoo........the green looks great on the borders........well cone.......now for the quilting - are you doing it???
beautiful rose.........don't fotget to feed them now your a gardener........and you were way to kind to the spider the first time around........

Leanne said...

GJ looks fantastic. I kinda like hunts men spiders. Well done on getting the camera out before he ran away.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on finishing the Gardners quilt top...what a lot of piecing and stitchery you have done. It's fabulous!

Doris said...

More spiders?!? Great finish, Loz. Congrats!

Anita said...

Looove the quilt -the border is perfect! I'm glad the spider was in your house not mine LOL