Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Growing Block by Block

Hi All -

I'm steadily adding to my GFG block by block. I'm at the point where I need to free up some of my mylar hexies so I don't have to order any more. And this gives me an opportunity to watch my quilt grow - fun, fun, fun. Once I get the white borders on all around, I'll start making my individual flowers again.

On another subject, our peach tree is producing overtime!! Look at these peaches - and they are sweet, sweet, sweet. Looks like I'll have plenty to can as well as make up some pies and just eat in my fist :o) I've had to prop up the branches since they are so heavy. One branch already split because of all the weight, and my brother "performed surgery" on it after I took all the peaches off - would you believe that there were 75 of them!!! No wonder it split!! Actually, I probably should have "culled" some of the fruit when it first started forming - that's what you're supposed to do. But the first year this tree produced fruit, I did that and ended up with about 3 peaches since all the others fell off. What a disappointment that was. We'll enjoy this fruit and now I've got to get some good canning recipes - any suggestions??

Have a great day and keep smiling -

13 comments:

Sandy said...

Lucky you with all of those peaches. I have canned them before and love eating "fresh" peaches in the middle of winter!

Patchwork Penguin said...

I can lend you my Ball canning book if you like.

The quilt looks so awesome.... now I have to start making my white hexies and put it together too.

Mahvelous dahling... absoluly mahvelous!!!

Lee said...

your flowers are gorgeous. I am debating whether to white around all mine or just but them together! oh I can just taste all your yummy peaches

Marion B. said...

Your garden looks great, and those peaches, o my, don''t they look wonderful.

Dolly Cloth said...

hexagon flowers look real good together ,love,love,love,love your scotties.
Rita

Rose Marie said...

Your GFG is growing ever so nicely! Wow ... those peaches look delish!

Karen said...

So many peaches and look at your flower garden, so beautiful!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

HI Judie,
I have missed you!! Good to see you!!
If I were you I would make peach pies and freeze them!!! Heaven!!!
Good luck with what ever you do!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern
Ps Bambi's food is a lot of work but she is worth it!! It does taste real good!!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh those peaches ;o) What a wonderful fruit to have in abundance!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Judie,
I love peaches so much!! They have been so good this year!! Some years they are not that good but the cold winter last was so cold the peaches just really got so good and sweet!! I need to put a picture of a quilt on the blog. Thanks for reminding me. I wish I would get back to quilting! Our diet has gotten me feeling good enough to get back in the sewing room. I am out of the habit tho!! I meed to get the bug!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Carol said...

Your GFG is looking lovely. I like the white round the flowers. Makes them "pop"
Our peach tree is done for the year. What fruit we got was lovely.

Barb said...

So you use mylar hexies....hummm I am over here cutting cardboard.

Love the peach tree...it sure did you proud this year.

Kristy Armstrong said...

Love your GFG quilt!