Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fruits From the Garden and Sewing Room

We have had a very cool, wet summer and now we are having a nice mild, totally dry September. But that's okay. My tomato plants are finally starting to produce some ripe tomatoes. I decided to experiment a bit this year. I didn't have much room for vegetables, so I only planted a few tomato plants. They are heirloom tomatoes. I have no idea what that means, but they are kind of interesting. One plant bears a dark burgundy fruit with a darker (greenish) top. Another one has pretty yellow lines on a bright orange fruit. The third one is a little red tomato that has an excellent tomato flavour. I love this one in salads. And finally, the fourth plant bears little clusters of yellow tomatoes. These are like candy! I just go out into my backyard and pop them into my mouth! Delicious!

I have not had much time to spend on sewing this week. There have been doctor appointments and other things that took me away from my sewing machine! But I did manage to finish another journal cover. This one fits a full-size notebook. I used cat fabrics and I love it!

I am just working on finishing the binding to another charity quilt. I will photograph and post about it as soon as I am done.


the dutch purple rabbit said...

the cover is very mauwie and you're tomato are so yummie. I like those yellow ones.


Barb said...

I hate tomatoes but those look really wonderful. My husband would love them....hard to get fresh anything here.

Love your cover.

Opal said...

oh i adore that notebook cover! if you were to sell that notebook cover i would BUY it! that's how much i love it.

i'm so envious of your weather. it's way too hot here. but then what should i expect?

Pat said...

What yummy tomatoes you have. Our plants had a fungus this year and we had to get rid of some of them...and the remaining plants didn't do much good at all. :( NICE journal cover!!!

*karendianne. said...

I love that quote by Will Rogers! Really empowering, Hetty.

Your tomatoes look so yummy. Love me some tomatoes every single day. And gosh, your journal is great. These journals, what about Xmas gifts for these? I dunno, just a thought... one you didn't ask for. Excuse the intrusion there.

*karendianne. said...

I had to return to see the luscious peaches, too! Can I have one? Oh wait, I have some grocery store varieties in the fridge. They're like cardboard. NOTHING like the treat you have fruiting here, Hetty!!!

LizzieJane said...

Wonderful looking tomatoes. I am glad that they finally ripened. I bet they taste delicious. Your journal cover is wonderful Hetty, so much nicer than just a plain old journal cover.

nicolette said...

The tomatoes look very tasteful!

Love your kitty cover!

Oiyi said...

Your tomatoes look gorgeous!