Showing posts with label Boxing Day Sew-In. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boxing Day Sew-In. Show all posts

Friday, December 28, 2012

My December Garden

Congratulations are in order to my Boxing Day 2012 Sew-In giveaway winner: Chiska! 

My favorite Christmas morning quote: "I got my very own [scotch] tape!"
I enjoyed everyone's comments and instead of picking my favorite, I attempted the Random Number Generator for like the 100th time and it worked.  Explanation: I was able to use the Snipping Tool in Windows 7 to capture the image and paste into the blog.  Yay!  (Another perk of a new computer.)

My December Garden: 

In my small garden plot in the back corner of my yard I have two tomato plants and herbs growing. What a huge treat to have red tomatoes in December.   

Stupice, Genovese and Roma Tomatoes
This is my larger garden plot which now has Cabbage, Cheddar Cauliflower, Romaine Lettuce, Carrots, two different kinds of Kale, Red and Yellow Onions, Scallions and a couple of different tomatoes.  The tallest tomato - a Roma is the tomato plant that just keeps on giving.  I planted it in July and as you can see from the photo above, it is still giving me red tomatoes.  Yea it looks a bit haggard but I'm not pulling it out until it stops producing.
Every few days I go "leaf picking" and spend a good 15 minutes or so hand picking all of the leaves out of the garden.  Probably only one more week of this left before the trees are done dropping their leaves.

Do you have anything growing in your December garden?  Please share as I would love to know.  
Enjoy your Friday~

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day 2012 Sew-In Giveaway

December 26th has a number of different meanings depending upon where you live on our planet and what you believe. It could be the day after Christmas, Boxing Day, the Feast of St. Stephen, Independence Day (Slovenia), Day of Goodwill (South Africa), a day of shopping deals or just a day off from work.  If you're a quilter and a listener of Sandy's Quilting...for the Rest of Us podcast, today is the Boxing Day Sew-In: a day of sewing/quilting, tweeting while you sew (I'll be tweeting) and entering quilting giveaways.  

Today my focus is finishing the quilting on Ocean Waves.  I am about 40% done and with the chunks of time I have today, I think I can power through and finish. 

I'm making the giveaway easy today - a $30.00 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.  Leave a comment below with something interesting that you ate, heard, or experienced over Christmas.  The giveaway will be open until approximately 6:00am Pacific Time December 27, 2012 when I will select a winner.  

Don't forget to go visit Sandy's giveaway at Quilting... for the Rest of Us . She's hosting a giveaway link-up so check out what other's are giving away today.  

Happy December 26th wherever you are!