Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today in the garden:
After only one week, the beans are beginning to sprout; the radishes need to be thinned; sunflowers are protected from hungry birds; the tomatoes are flourishing; Greer keeps careful watch over the squash bed; the pepper plants are thriving; Harper lays in wait in the event of a squirrel invasion.
Today in the kitchen:Zucchini bread cools on the counter.
Bread sponge waits for its flour blanket.
Now the sponge is all 'tucked in' fermenting on the counter until it's time to mix up the dough.
Today on the sewing table:
A couple of additions in applique are needed for the Summer Swap piece - stitch down that wing, add some leaves to the flower stem and a door to the beeskep.Add a few quilting stitches to the 'Secret Deadline Quilt.'
Add in some vacuuming, dish washing, and meal planning and it's shaping up to be a perfect day.

** The link I used yesterday for the Log Cabin Chicken does not seem to take you to the pattern. I should have checked to make sure the website would take you where you needed to go. Here is a link that I hope will work. It's not the exact pattern that I used, but you'll get the idea. Please be sure to check your blogger options, many of the requests came from no-reply blogs making it impossible for me to respond to your requests for help.

26 comments:

Katie said...

How can anything be better than a garden, homemade bread and some quilting? Life is good.

Carol said...

Busy, busy girl...life truly is good.

Stina said...

This is wonderful pictures Libby...I love to watch those little seeds become plants...exciting every time!! And your zucchinibread looks just wonderful...and now I´m really intrested in that sponge (did I spell that right?) of yours?? Love to know a little bit more...
And good of Harper to watch your garden!! And I love how your 4SQS has transformed... all I can hope of that it´s mine...;D

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Okay Libby.. your yard is beautiful! How do you keep the edges that NEAT?? My DH and I have been trying to figure that secret out for the last 14 years now!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Love your swap quilt... as always it is going to be so great...

The zuchinni bread looks wonderful...that reminds me I so need to put bread making on my list of to do!

Sounds like you had a perfect day!
Thanks for the link to the chicken pattern :O)... I ran over and printed that off... I need some of those!

Stephanie D. said...

I'll trade you my day for yours! lol

What a nice way to spend a Tuesday.

Guðrún said...

When you are doing these "primitive" quilts do you use brushed cotton or "regular"? I love that quilt you are doing now. Your garden is so neat and well organized.

Chocolate Cat said...

Enjoy every minute of your day!

Julie said...

Thanks for the chickie info. I'm still coveting your garden. My puny tomatoe plant is struggling with not enough sun. Living in the woods is nice but sure makes gardening a challenge. Still haven't tried the bread baking but I bought fresh yeast so I'm one step closer!

Carole said...

What a lovely day! Gardens look beautiful! What a sweet summer quilt! I just love your work! Thanks for sharing!

kjquilts said...

You really did have a great day!

May Britt said...

Your summer swap quilt is so Libbyish :) Love it. And I have got so many nice comment about my Libbyquilt which I love.

Wendy K said...

Thankyou for the chicken link! ... will try to make one this afternoon! love the pictures of your garden, your bread and of course your swap quilt... all soooo beautiful!

Screen Door said...

Great post. In a make believe world, I would have had a day just like yours--- I'm completely envious. Zucchini bread is usually a fall food for us, but that's when they get ripe. The summer piece is darling, You are incredibly creative-- ever thought of a pattern line? It's hard for me to thin garden plants-- like killing a life....but you gotta do it....

Darlene said...

A day of bliss at Libby's house! Deep sigh! I want to just come sit and watch you go through your day. :-)

Susie said...

Love your garden collage! I have two zucchini ready to pick today and that bread sounds like the perfect choice.
Now if only I could cook it without heating up the house..It's blazing hot here!
xo

yellowfarmhouse said...

Your garden is really coming along great. Won't be long and you will be enjoying the healthy benefits of all that work. Your quilt is coming along wonderfully - very very cute. How about a big old slice of that bread :) - YUMMY

Hugs - Karen

Valerie said...

Your garden is beautiful I would love to know how you did that collage. That is great. I have marked you as one of my favorite blogs.

Hannies Annies said...

wow you are the prairie girl for sure!!!

Marisa said...

Wow, I'm so happy to have discovered your blog. Your quilted creations are beautiful. I just added you to my blog roll, and will be back to read your archives! Beautiful work!! Thanks for shareing.

Judy said...

It's all looking good!

Wendy said...

Mmmm....I can smell the bread already. Gardening, baking and quilting what a perfect day. I love your new swap quilt but then I love all things you make.

Finn said...

Hi Libby, so very "little house" type day you have had *VBS* Very calm and pleasant, all you need is a bit of that prairie breeze I think.
The hens are adorable, and I love the pinwheels. Perfect for the upcoming holiday! The candy sticks are an inspired choice.
Love that summer swap piece too!
Hugs from a rainy WI, Finn

Stacy said...

That bread looks soooo good. I think I may need to make some, since it may be the only way my husband will ever eat zucchini! Just looking at the word "zucchini" right now, what a funny word! I never really looked at it before. The double cc is odd as well. blah blah
Your swap quilt is lovely. It may be just the inspiration I need at the moment.
Is that other bread sour dough. I think I really need to get this book you are all raving about! Thanks so much Libby for sharing these precious moments of you life. Hope your week continues to be good. Love Stacy

LBP said...

Your garden looks great! I love your scarelady!

My zucchini are just now blooming, won't be too long until zucchini bread time!

Love your quilt swap.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love your chicks.