Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Barn Quilts

Aren't these barn quilts beautiful. They are all on several barns about a mile or so from my home in Chenango Bridge. There are two more on the left side of the barn shown in the fourth picture. Those two are visible from Kattelville Road.
If you are driving on Kattelville Road, watch for Prentice Road. The farm is just across the railroad tracks on Prentice Road.
I wonder if the yellow and green quilt on the rose trellis is being prepared to hand on a barn.
How many more barn quilts are there in Broome County?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alert - Campfire Girls Meeting Today

Yes, the Campfire Girls are meeting today at Lois Ann's home. She's making some kind of green chili stew for us. I made Black Bean Salad, recipe courtsey of Joan Reno. It needs to be made ahead so the flavors can marry.
Joan's Black Bean Salad
1 can black beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can green beans
1 jar roasted red peppers (or roast your own)
1/2 Vidalia onion, chopped fine
Vidalia onion salad dressing
Drain the veggies, add chopped onion, vidalia dressing and a little salt & pepper to taste. Let set for at least 12 hours.

The picture above is of a quilt at the Lancaster Show back in late March. The flames were so realistic. The artist captured the despair of the man who owned the building.

Now I have to get working on my entry for Chenango Piecemakers' Challenge in July. The theme is What's For Dinner. We have a fat quarter to use in the article. Will post a picture after the picnic on July 8th.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What Happened to my Post

The planter on my living room windowsill has Tiny Toonias, a new hybrid Alyssum and Hysop. I'm not sure of the name of the silver leafed plant but it adds an interesting contrast to the other plants. The Alyssum is so sweet. I sometimes smell it thru the open window or when I walk down the sidewalk. The leaf of the hysop is also fragrant.

On our patio I have geaniums that were purchased at least 3 years ago. I yank them out of the dirt in the fall, place in brown paper bags and store in my daughter's cellar. About the beginning of March I repot and they reward me with lovely blooms all summer.

We have three tomato plants in pots, Patio, Roma and Early Girl. All have wire cages in the pots and all three have tomatoes.

Lettuce (mesculan mix) grows in a pot and I've been picking that for a month. Herbs (basil, parsley and rosemary) are in another pot. The parsley and rosemary are last year's plants. I wintered them in our kitchen in front of the slider door.

I also have cucumbers and yellow squash in pots. They seem to grow by leaps and bounds.

The Crown of Thorns cactus is out there as well, enjoying the sunshine.

Today I need to make some donation and hugs blocks for quilt projects. Sewing has taken a back seat this year. Somehow I'm not motivated to sew as often as I was last year. It will be back.

I did make several pairs of pillowcases for myself and I'm enjoying them on the bed. So pretty. I do love selecting fabrics for them.

Meanwhile, iron a blouse, shower, breakfast and off to grocery store.

Tonight we are going to a graduation ceremony for Bob's daughter who is graduating from Elmira Business Institute. Best wishes, Dawn.


My Tiny Garden

Saturday, June 19, 2010

More pictures of Caleb

Jeremy is holding Caleb in top picture. Notice those long fingers.
Second picture is a four generation picture. I'm holding Caleb, Becki in bed, her sister Nikki at head and my son Jack at right.
The sun is up and it looks to be a good day.

Friday, June 18, 2010

He's Here

Caleb Douglas arrived on June 17th at 3:38 p.m. He's my first great grandchild, the son of Rebecca (Becki) & Jeremy Tennant. He weighed in at 8 lb. 8 oz.
He has long eyelashes, lots of dark hair like his father and long fingers like his Mom and Aunt Nikki.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Reunion Time

Today was the nearly annual Goodrich Reunion held in Endicott, hosted by Nancy & Ken. In the front row are Bob and Bev, back row: Ron, Gene, Nancy, Ed and Larry.
Good food, good company, high winds and a bit of rain were features of this day. Their sister Janice lives in Colorado and wasn't with them. Their cousin Roger Twining from Allentown, PA drove up to be with them.
A tornado warning in mid morning didn't deter them. I looked up at one time when a gust of high wind hit and saw people holding on to the tent poles.
Three of the children of Hiram P. & Blanche Smith Goodrich are deceased, Sam, the eldest, David and Joyce.
The previous day family members attended the wedding of Ashley Goodrich, Ed's granddaughter, and Joseph Fuller in Newark Valley.
A good time was had by all.