Ha! I thought I'd come home today from the farmers market with a wonderful picture story about luscious juicy bright red just-picked strawberries. But NO! Seems the crop is very late because of the chilly spring.
But I do have strawberries and blueberries for you, in my etsy shop.
Made from a single Civil War [?] era quilt square!
The faded rosy red print looked like strawberry vines to me.
Some patches were soft sage-khaki. Another square in this group of old blocks shows the calico print pattern was once pansies. sigh. I didn't cut that block up.
Strawberry gelato, creamy/ tan and pink now, 150 years later.
Blueberries--or should I call them blue strawberries?
This one has lots of black, with tiny pale pink-y flowers.
This berry is all cadet blue, obviously a stronger fabric or dye here. [And its presence makes me think these blocks are worked on through the late 1800s?]
|''postage 9-Patch'' or ''Single Irish Chain''|
Like the blue polka dots quilt I showed you a few weeks ago, I intended to sell this baby but just look at the adorable tiny 1" pastel squares.
And fine if simple quilting.
Too sweet to end up a ''cutter'' on eBay, right? (I say that as my quilts cupboard bulges like a fat guy at a pie eating contest, lol. I have taken to hanging newer purchases in my winter coat storage closet. The coats can go to storage at the dry cleaner....)
Back to the market: asparagus is still very in season. I made fresh pasta with asparagus, lemon and feta cheese for dinner. Just those simple ingredients , no recipe. Add some butter, lots of black pepper. Yummy on a foggy night.
And peonies were the flower of the week. Peony season---just a short week or two in early June.
The display was very creative, all kinds of old milk bottles and pickle jars. My thrifting heart just went a-pitter patter.
I loved her twig chair.
This grower's flowers were so beautiful, though pricey at 15.oo for 6 stems.
What's blooming in your garden?
gone to the beach......
|still waiting June 4, 2014|
|piping plovers doing a mating dance|