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Monday, July 13, 2009

Watermelons, Pups and Pickled Peppers!

Good Monday again!

Wow a two post day!!! Actually I am just trying to get caught up on my blogging!
A couple of posts ago I ask for suggestions on quilting the watermelon quilt, well suggestions I got, I finally managed to get out to my room to finish the watermelon quilt... I think it turned out really cute!I ended up using a simple loop on the melon part, and a nice rippleish on the rind, you can see the stitching in the light green area the best! Oh and I added the "seeds" because that was what made the watermelon!The rest of my weekend was all about pickling peppers! This was my first time ever making a pickled peppers, I hope they turn out OK, these are banana peppers and when they are done they should be like the pepperchini peppers you get at subway.Washed, seeded and ready to boil, I had just under a pound.. these came out of my garden, I have a couple dozen more still on the plant so will have to do this all over again in a few weeks!Boiled, and in the brine, the recipe was easy.... cider vinegar, water, sugar, garlic cloves, celery seed, mustard seed and salt. boil, simmer mix lid, water bath! Here are my little half pints in the water bath, I think I need to get a canning rack, the poor things just about rattled themselves silly! I did end up with 3 half pint jars of pickled peppers from 1 pound of peppers.OK last picture of the day, my baby, scoochy.... all snuggled in and ready for a nap in Torrie's freshly washed pretty fabric! Is he not pretty!

Well that was my weekend, I got a lot done, and had a wonderful visit with an old friend from high school plus a great visit with my friend Wendi!

I wish all of my weekends could go this well and productive!

Till next time, thanks for stopping in.



Barb said...

I love your watermelon it...

Shogun said...

Your doggie is adorable! I love the many creatiev uses of the log cabin - great watermelon. The colors make me thirsty!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

OK, your watermelon quilt, is just tooo cute!! I just love it so much, great job!!! and your little doggie, so sweet!

Tammy said...

Hi Ginny, I missed you - thought perhaps you were off on vaca or something. Love the watermelon quilt and the beautiful patriotic quilt you made for Carl. What a wonderful gift you've made for him and he sounds very deserving of it as well. You sound like a very busy lady what with pickling peppers and 4th of July parties. Take care!!

fancystitching said...

Your watermelon quilt is SOOOO cute! And your pickled peppers look delish!! Aren't gardens wonderful?

sunshine said...

Hi Ginny - no more bento box logo I see, I got inspired just in time :)

Cute watermelons!


Shanna said...

Totally love the watermelon quilt! It looks great! Cant wait to see what else you come up with :) Your doggie looks just adorable. I think they can sense just washed fabric. I have 3 babies that will leave my fabric alone until i wash it... then it turns into their nap spot!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny,
Love the coffee quilt, and the watermelon quilt is just perfect with the buttons added.

Debbie kelly said...

Hi Ginny, I have a 2 pooches too, named Coochie & Tazzie.They are Shih Tzu's also. aren't they great.?
You are canning peppers. I do that also I use equal amounts of sugar vinegar and water. I also add a clove of garlic, ,1 jalapeno pepper and a tsp of salt. They really aren't hot just good flavor I leave them whole and eat them with sandwiches. I love this stuff!!!! How do you do yours? I do quilting also .I love the watermelon quilt!!!! great Job and so cute !!!!Debbie in warsaw In.