Friday, September 2, 2011

Here's What I am Working on Today

I fused this applique several months ago and set it aside. Now I am zigzagging the edges of each piece. This is not a favorite thing as I am really a hand applique person and I am not very careful about the zigzag edges when I do this by machine, but I think it is a cute little piece and I love the bright colors. This is a freebie from Don't Look Now. She has several cute patterns as well. I bought one of my favorites at the Madison Quilt Expo last year. One of these days I will get around to making it.

Went to the Farmer's Market on Wednesday night with my hubby. This was indeed more of a party event than the Saturday morning market I usually frequent. Lots of people wandering around the booths and in and out of the stores and restaurants on the street. There were beer and wine vendors, a small stage for entertainment, belly dancers, and a large stage a couple of blocks away for late night entertainment.

I bought these little ground cherries. They are kind of new to me. I think I got some last summer too. They are from the same family as the Chinese lantern flowers and look very much like a gooseberry, only yellow. They are very sweet.
I put one next to a plum so you can see the difference in size. Have you tried these before?


  1. Love the flowers and it will be worth all that zigzagging in the end. Never seen those cherries before . Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Your applique piece is very fun and cheerful!
    I have never seen that kind of cherry before, either. Very interesting.

  3. Your flower quilt is very sweet!
    Always good to stretch and try new techniques.

    Those cherries look very interesting - never seen them before, I wonder if they'd dry well for making cookies? (I love oatmeal cookies with dried cherries & choc. chips)