Monday, September 19, 2011

A Slice of My Life

Here is a little bit of fall. The Purple Fountain Grass bought for a dollar each on the clearance rack at the garden center have taken off. My hubby brought me two pumpkins recently. I like the way this one is tucked into this little nook.

Our Okra are doing well. I planted them from seed in cups mid-summer and then we transplanted them here. Hubby cuts them every couple of days or so and stores them in the refrigerator. When we accumulate enough to cook, I usually fry them. Yesterday he cooked lunch and fried 2 pans full. I have to admit that his were better than mine!

This is my current project. I finished all 72 blocks yesterday and started sewing the blocks together into rows. I have been posting about it and some other quilting projects on my other blog, ANGEL SCRAPS QUILTING.

I had to laugh when I saw how tall these Lantana bushes had grown in front of the drive through menu at McDonalds. Anyone who needs to order from the bottom will have a hard time. I've totally kicked my sweet tea habit. Drinking Diet Cokes isn't the healthiest alternative, but at least its better for watching my calories. I need to switch to water, I know, I know!

This picture was taken out the back door of our home. The cotton is very sparse in this field, as we did not have much rain the entire summer. In fact, I've seen fields that have already been picked with this much cotton left over.

I have to tell you this story. My hubby was mowing grass a week ago, when a car stopped on the side of the road. Three young people got out and proceeded to take pictures of each other in the cotton field while pulling their shirts up and revealing their bare chests. They were far enough away from him so that he didn't see the "details", but he could tell what they were doing. OK, whoever you are, that was kind of weird!

Well, that's a slice of my life for this week. Fall begins later this week. YAY!


Rhonda said...

Enjoyed your pictures, and that okra sounds good! I got seed this last year, but we didn't plant it. I think we will try it this next time around. OK, the "cotton field picture studio" thing WAS bizarre! Yes, I'm so glad fall will be officially here this week. It can still be pretty warm here, but at least we're out of that blazing, scorching stuff we had all summer. :)

annie said...

Beautiful quilt, the okra sounds great. Weird? Absolutely, yes!

Pen Pen said...

the cotton field photo shoot... were they male or female? strange! I have been seeing the purple fountain grass around and had no idea what it was called. I like it and want to find some for our yard!

Auntie M said...

So, I guess if the folks were photographing 'chests' instead of 'boobs', we know that they were male!!!!!!!!!!! But, what a weird photo studio.

I am still jealous of the okra. I try to choose some in any restaurant we visit this time of year.

Mrs. E said...

Hi Debbie,
How pretty. I love your new blog look.

Rhonda said...

Hi Debbie
I've not had much time to blog surf, I have lots of catching up to do on yours. Your red/white quilt is wonderful, it looks right out of a County Living photo spread.

Pen Pen said...

debbie!!! you haven't posted since Monday!! everything okay? I miss you!

Pen Pen said...

debbie!!! you haven't posted since Monday!! everything okay? I miss you!

Alexandra said...

Great deal on the grass! Maybe they had something written on their chest - young folks are weird. ;)

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