Monday, July 26, 2010

Picking green beans.

I picked a bucket of green beans this afternoon. I also got some much needed mowing done. Oh boy! I was so hot when I came in that I thought I was going to melt. Hmmm. They said our high was supposed to be 85* today. We already have 94* and mom has 96*. Who determines the predicted high temps? I think they need to do some more research. LOL  Anyway, I decided to do a blog post while I try to cool down. Then I will be snapping these.
  This is my chore bucket. It holds about 1 1/2 gallons. I will probably have this many more to pick in a day or two. This is just one row. I have another row that is just a little later. It is about ready. Our tomatoes are not doing good. We have huge plants, but not very good tomatoes on them. I think we have just had too much rain. Kevin picked 3 zucchini this weekend, but I didn't see any today. The sweet potatoes are taking over the garden. LOL The peppers are not doing good. I have a few little peppers on them. They are usually loaded. I have 2 eggplants growing, but not any more blooms. Oh well. I will take what we get and be grateful for it.

I started putting Jeremy's quilt together last night. I thought this would be the easy one. Huh! I have had a terrible time getting the seams to line up right in the nine patches. I was ironing everything towards the brown. Iron to the darkest color, right? Well that just didn't work for this quilt. I switched and started ironing away from the brown and everything lined right up. Oh well, glad I finally figured this out. I have 5 blocks done. Most of these had every seam sewed and ripped out and resewed at least once or twice. I was ready to pull my hair out.
I also have the cornerstones ready to go.
I don't think I shared a picture of the charm square quilt along blocks since I got the lights cut out. I still need to turn these into half square triangles.
I pin them together in groups of 10. I got tired of constantly counting to see how many I had. LOL

Thank you so much to everyone who wished us a happy anniversary yesterday. We had a nice day. Kind of laid back, but nice. We both piddled on our computers. Then Kevin watched a movie while I sewed. (grin) We were in the same area, though. I made a run to the deli, but they were out of chicken tenders. Whoever heard of a deli being out of chicken?  So we ended up having pizza instead. Not bad, but probably not great for us. We decided we won't celebrate anything else till Thanksgiving. Anyone want to take bets on this? Nah, me neither. LOL 

On a serious note, please say a little prayer for my sweetie. He has come down with shingles. They look pretty nasty to me, but he says they aren't bad. I'm not sure he is telling me the truth about this, though. He doesn't like to worry me. So if you could just say a prayer that he can heal quickly, I would be very grateful.

Thanks for visiting. I see my blog is still behaving. We had a serious talk and I threatened  to delete it, if it did not straighten up. I guess it got the message. LOL Everyone have a great day. Please come again.


Teresa said...

Yum! Your green beans look delicious! Sorry that your tomatoes and peppers aren't doing good. We had some much needed rain this afternoon.

Praying for Kevin. Greg had shingles several years ago. He was in awful pain.Hopefully Kevin will only have a mild case.

Jeremy's quilt is looking good. Have you started a Bow Tucks bag yet? I can't wait to see one!

love you,

Granny J said...

I'm sorry to hear that Kevin has shingles. I've heard that many cases are mild. Hope that's the case with his. I love fresh green beans. Don't care for canned at all.

With all the rain, lots of people aren't having luck with their tomatoes and peppers. Hope next year is better than this.

Riley said...

MMMM!!Your green beans look good enough to EAT! :)

I am SO sorry to read of your Sweetie's shingles! I had shingles in February & I still have residual pain from them. You can still see the scaring. They rank right on up there with AWFUL! I went to the Doc & got pain medication.(Trust me, I rarely take such!) My SYMPATHY to him?

Thanks for your always kind comments on my blog.

Crispy said...

Oh your poor sweetie!! I hope that he gets all better VERY soon!! Amazing that a change in pressing makes things play nice....darn Quilt Police who say that you have to press towards the dark BAH!!

I want to be a weatherman, get paid LOTS of money and be wrong 99% of the time...bliss LOL.


Just Ramblin' said...

Oh, shingles are NO fun! So sorry he has to deal with them. Looks like you are going to be very busy with green beans. Have you ever made pickled green beans? They are to die for. Take care! Nola

Cathi said...

Those green beans look delicious!! I've got to get to the farmer's market this week and get some -- love them fresh picked!
Shingles are not fun -- hope they clear up quickly!

Dana said...

Winona, I've had shingles too they are horrible, and they really do hurt!! See if you can get him to the dr they can give him meds to help clear it up and make him comfortable!!

Wishing him speedy healing!!

Libby said...

Your green beans sure are pretty!! Poor Kevin, I will be saying a prayer for him. I have always heard that shingles are horrible!!

jillquilts said...

Your blog is looking good! Congrats on all the green beans. Love the blocks! :)

Linda said...

Those beans look yummy. Our beans are finished here. It gets to hot and dry during the summer. I have oodles of tomatoes and cucumbers are doing well. The weird thing is the zucchini...usually I can't keep up with it, but this year the flowers bloom and fall off...go figure. Shingles...yuck...I will say a prayer. There is a vaccination out now for that too. My husband just got over his 2nd round of Bell's Palsy...same virus as shingles. Have a great week!

Janet said...

So sorry to hear Kevin has shingles, I've heard they are awful. I'll be praying for him.

I got so burned out on green beans last year. I didn't even plant any this year. lol I kinda miss them now. I still have some in the freezer tho. I have big tomato plants too--not many tomatoes setting on tho.

Happy belated anniversary. I'm behind on reading my favorite blogs. Have a good week-end.

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