Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quilting with Miss Abbie's help-- having fun in the kitchen and Herb Study Group!

Miss Abbie helping me with piecing!
I am making this quilt for my niece, Kathy.
This is the label that will be attached to the back after I transfer family signatures onto the muslin. 

A friend of ours grows red/purple raspberries and yesterday I made Jam.
I processed 13 jars of "yummy" Jam! I might leave them on the counter for a few days to admire! :) 

Anyone for tarts and tea?
I made tarts that were filled with the Jam

I belong to Des Moines Herb Study group and we maintain and plant two gardens at the
Des Moines Botanical Garden. Enlarge to read plaque.

This is our Herb study garden
Every Monday morning we work in the gardens. Once a month we have a meeting and potluck lunch using our crops. I have learned to grow and cook with herbs from the members of this delightful group!   
In-between time I am working on another project -  Liz Porter's traditional Double Nine Patch using bubblegum pink and indigo prints featured in Fons & Porter's July/August 2011 issue. As you can see I have a ways to go! :)
Today, is a beautiful sunny and cool day in Des Moines. I plan to spend the rest of afternoon  outside listening to the birds singing and finish hand quilting ( Kathie Holland) scrappy strip quilt for my niece, Kathy. 
Hope you are enjoying your week doing what you love!

Hugs, Carolyn