Monday, May 26, 2008

Food, bringing back the birds...

I am excited to try this broccoli tonight. It is a Romanesco variety. I am curious how it is going to taste. The info marker said that it had a cashew like flavor. BUT all of the pictures that I have seen of it are more a lime green of a color...obviously mine is kind of purple. I did plant it near some "common" broccoli, but it doesn't seem like that should effect it pollination-wise...because the florets are the flowers. It just seems really purple to me, I guess we will see.
The birdies are back, or should I say the biddies are back. I have been wanting to cut in to my stash of reds, whites and blacks, but I have been holding off so as to have enough for this quilt. I haven't worked on it for almost a year. Re-reading my old post I was talking a good game about finishing projects and blah-blah-blah, and these hens sat in my closet for how long??? I took them out yesterday and have been powering through. I already had it mostly together and it is going to go fast to finish it. That said, one thing that I did notice when I started putting thing together was how much I have improved in the past year.

My mad piecing skillz, my applique (SCADS better now), it is all better now.(If I keep this up, where could I be next year??) Maybe sometimes you have to put a big quilt away for a while and work on some small technique oriented projects. This wasn't my plan, but it is the way that it has worked out. All for the better I say (so far).

I have in my head that I will finish it and enter it in my guild's quilt show this fall. Right now, while sitting in front of the computer and blogging that seems totally do-able...we will see when I get back to reality.

AND I am so excited to get my mitts on those polka dots!!
JMB

8 comments:

daniela said...

wow, this looks awesome, i'm so glad you did not finish a year back, as i was not a reader of your blog then. i love chickens and all those different black and white fabrics, just wonderful.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

so much fun to see the biddies again - I love the colors and the bold patterns. Interested in hearing how you like the purple broccoli - it sure looks fun.

Katy said...

that's an amazing quilt, I love it - don't you dare put it back in the closet and ignore it, finish it - it deserves to be out and used!!!!
I eat that kind of broccoli a lot, it's one of my faves - my 2 yr old wants broccoli every day, so I try to find different varieties to mix it up a bit (I can tire of the little trees, he cannot, it seems!). It does have a slightly nuttier taste, and it needs very little cooking - put it in a pan of cold water, bring to the boil and that's about it, best with a bit of a bite. Hope that helps!!!

Lily Boot said...

that brocoli looks so pretty! I'm impressed that you grow your own vegies - the very first post I read here at j.m.b was about edible greenery and I thought - cool! must add this to the news feed! :-) And your quilt is gorgeous - I'm a firm believer in marinating quilts for long periods

upstateLisa said...

I love black and white with dabs of red! great combination!!!!Great quilt! You should get it done to enter in the show!!!!!

susan said...

oh, i thought that was a bouquet!! pretty broccoli! i love your chickens, sometime in my future is a red black and white quilt. cant wait to see it done!

Diane said...

Good to see those chickens again.

Yaz and Rob said...

It looks beautiful! I could say you have improved as well in the last year, but really I am non-quilter and would not know...how was the brocoli?