Saturday, July 29, 2006

My New Book

Yay, I was able to find

the book yesterday that we are using in Sewing Bee to help with Stash Reduction. It has five great, quicky quilts to make. We are doing the 4-Patch Flip (top picture on the back cover). I will probably not start on mine till a couple (a couple, she says???) other projects are Done Done. I thought the 4-Patch Flip would be a great one to use for a Quilts in Force one. Quilts in Force is one of my guild's ongoing charity projects. We provide quilts for kids in crisis. We hand them out to police officers, women's shelters, children's hospitals, etc. It is a wonderful cause and I try to do a couple a year. Currently I have some adorable Boyd's Bears fabric that I am wanting to use. Maybe the 4-Patch Flip will provide a good setting. BLT Ritual My husband and I have an annual summer ritual. When we get our first ripe crop of homegrown tomatoes, we have crispy bacon, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup and/or mayo sandwiches. We are like two little kids waiting for the ice cream truck as we watch the yummy little orbs turn orangy-red on the vines. Of course, we have to compete with ground hogs, but this year we have managed to come out winners! Lunch today was the BIG EVENT. We tried so hard to savor them, but pure lust won out. Mmmmmm....nothing tastes as good as those first garden tomatoes.

8 comments:

Linda_J said...

Vera, it is all your fault---I want that book and just found it online at connecting threads.com. And, I just had to have a punch needle book to get me started with that--now, that I can blame on Jeanne, LOL. NO really, the blame is all on me, I know. (Happy Bday to me a bit early.)

And gotta love those BLT's. We had some two days ago with a fresh from the garden slicing 'mater from a family owned vendor. GOOOOOOD eating.

anne bebbington said...

You've really made my mouth water reading about your BLTs - nothing tastes as good as home grown tomatoes - they have that wonderful smell that shopbought ones lose in translation :o)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

When I read that you were going to be working on the Four Patch Flip I wondered if it that new book. I've got fat quarters ready to make that same quilt during a retreat next week end. I LOVE that book! :-)

joyce said...

Our tomatoes haven't made it to the deep red stage. We keep eating them while they are still a bit orange. Just can't wait!

Tina said...

Vera, I so agree, Gary and I can't wait for our tomatoe's to turn red and then we have our first BLT's for us always MAYO.....It was unbearable hot today, how are you guys doing up north? we were at 108 in the back yard at 3pm today...Hugs Tina

Bonnie said...

My mouth waters at the mention of home grown tomatoes. I could eat tomato sandwiches every day.

I love the pictures of your cats in a previous post. Yes, cats are always ready to get involved and do some supervising.

Screen Door said...

I love the quilt on the cover. I'm liable to have to have this one....
I've missed a couple of your postings. Love the kitty pictures. I hope bloglines is working right.
Melanie

Dawn said...

Oh I agree - there is nothing I love more than garden tomatoes! And BLT's - mmmmm. Your making me hungry!