So what likes the heat and humidity? My tomato plants (pictured below). I can't wait to have fresh picked tomatoes for my BLT - we bought some tomatoes at farmer's market last weekend and they were delicious, but nothing beats picking, slicing and eating within the same few minutes! Yesterday at farmers market, we bought some corn on the cob, tomatoes and green onions - locally grown and ready to eat...I tried a new recipe - mixed all together into kind of a room temp salad (you cut the corn off the cob, saute it with butter and the white of the green onions) and then mix that with the green part of the onion, tomatoes (which have marinated in a little vinegar and olive oil) add some salt and pepper - definitely making that one again! YUM!!
What have I been doing lately in the textile area? Well, last weekend I finished up some gadget bags which I will give away tomorrow. I have one more snap/button to sew and then they can be wrapped. Here they are:
The other is my Christmas Pocket progress - I showed this awhile ago and have just picked it back up. I didn't have the tree base done before, the sawtooth border is further down and the verse box is new - yes, I know the A is upside down - it's folded when finished so it needs to be stitched upside down - it's over one...have to have eyes not so tired to work on this...and I finally found a replacement silk color for the one that came with it - I wanted something darker, richer and not as bright. So now back up to finish the tree and add the poinsettias.
I will be working on it today, tonight and tomorrow - not going to work a whole day tomorrow, going to stitch with my friends! I can't wait to see all of them, it's always such a fun, relaxing day and I have birthday presents to deliver (see above)! Although they are all proficient sewers, I will give them my attempt to be a good sewer. Practice makes perfect (or close to it) right?!
So I guess with that and all the other rambling, it's time for me to stitch (after I finish the laundry waiting in the washer and dryer). Then in a couple hours, to prepare Reuben sandwiches for us and DS's girlfriend before they go to the summer concert downtown...have a great week everyone - stay cool (if you're in the hot part of the world) and stitch happy!