Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I'm Back ...Gardening and A New Blanket !

Hello !! I am kind of sad for vacation to be over , but glad to be back home at the same time :) We stayed in the tall building above in Panama City ,Florida, this time on the 4th floor... It was a wonderful trip .. we had pretty good weather with a thunder storm one day and sprinkles another day , but the rest of the trip was great HOT weather!

I finished the August cottage of the month while there from Country Cottage Needleworks.. Kind of fitting since its a beach scene :) It was nice to stitch or crochet in the morning before everyone got up on the balcony ..The alarm clock inside my head is set for 6am whether I am on vacation or not !
We got home Saturday to a garden full of goodness!  This is 6-1/2 pounds of tomatoes which I turned into sauce by roasting them ..Here is the roasted sauce instructions
Aren't those little yellow pear shape tomatoes the cutest :)

I had some help yesterday picking the blackberries .. As you can see by his face he ate his share too ! Loves them ! Gobbles them up like candy . I finally broke down and picked some of the zinnias .. I planted a lot of packs of seeds just so I could pick them , and I haven't wanted to wreck the beautiful show in the yard. Last night I picked a bouquet for my daughter and one for myself.. I just love them !
I needed a project for the car ride to Florida 16-17 hours ! So I started this Granny Ripple blanket...
 Not my typical colors , but its  for my second oldest son..It has been going pretty fast .. I made one of these a couple years ago and here is that post ,With a link to the pattern.. I did make it bigger than the pattern ( added 2 more multiples of 17) , and I am using an H hook..

 I got this big yarn basket at an Estate Sale a few weeks ago for $5.00 ! It is very big and perfect to hold my crochet projects ! And $5.00 !!!
Everything is growing like crazy !
Hope you have a great day ! Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments !
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Kris said...

Beautiful spot to vacation!!! It is always fun to go, but nice to be home! Love the photo of little one with the blueberries! And the blanket for number 2 son is beautiful. Love the beach needle work too.
Love the zinnias!!
XO Kris

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Florida is just so doggone perfect, no matter where you go! Glad you had fun in the sun and safe travels to and from!

Barb said...

Glad to hear it was a great vacation!The blanket and the stitching are lovely! Your garden is just amazing!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

So glad to hear that you had a great vacation! I'm like you. I haven't cut any of my zinnias until just this week. I'm off to check out how you make sauce from your roasted tomatoes.

Catherine said...

Glad you had a great vacation and had your quiet stitching time! Love the little guy and the berry face!!

Astri said...

Wow, Priscilla - what a fun and warm post! Welcome home to beautiful zinnias. :-) It's certainly their time of year.

The afghan is awesome and the cottage cross stitch is just so perfect! And that little blackberry guy...just adorable!

Have a good week!

Jann Olson said...

Priscilla, so happy that you had a good time on your vacay. It is always fun to go, but I am always happy to get back home too. Little man is growing so big and love, love that face! I planted pear tomatoes last year and really enjoyed them. Didn't get one in this year. I have to tell you that I had already pinned your roasting tom. recipe off of Kris's blog. Love the Aug. cottage and your blanket too! The basket is a wonderful find. Your garden is lovely. I adore Zinnias. I saved both large and small seeds. Never did get the large seeds planted. Darn, maybe next year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Neabear said...

Glad you had a great trip. I prefer Florida in the cooler months rather than the summer. My son and his family live in Florida so we try to go now and then. Been over two years since the last time we went. I hope to go again next spring. Meanwhile the rest of your pictures are awesome and I love your cross stitch project. Looks awesome and so does the afghan.


Anonymous said...

That granny blanket is fantastic! And you know what? I believe I follow you on Instagram, because I recognize these pictures and you're roasting of those gorgeous tomatoes.

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