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!!