Daffodils revisited

IMG_4667At last I was able to work on this daffodil quilt again.   I love the colors!   My goal is to get the top done this week.


2 quarts of strawberries picked last night are tonight’s treat.


This is the most beautiful kale I have grown.  Not an insect bite anywhere on any leaf.   They just looked so perfect.  You’ll notice that I picked a huge bowl (fits on the lawn chair).   I washed and froze it and it will crumble beautifully after frozen, so it takes very little room.   Then it will be available for many dishes this winter.

6 Responses

  1. Debby says:

    The quilt is beautiful, the best one so far since I have been following you. The Kale is also beautiful, it is not something that my Mom ever grew so I honestly don’t know what to do with it. You freeze and crumble it for this winter? You also mentioned Swiss Chard recently and that I am familiar with. It was a favorite of both my Mom & Dad and I can remember when I realized that was what was for supper I was disappointed. To this day, I DON’T do Swiss Chard. My grown son and daughter-in-law are gardening and Benjamin mentioned recently when Swiss Chard was mentioned that “I never remember Mom cooking it so it must be something she didn’t like.” I’m sure he probably had it at Grandma’s because she and my Dad loved it.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you – I am liking this quilt as well. I’m probably going to keep this one as I’ve been waiting for a pattern to use this fabric that I fell in love with.
      We use the kale and Swiss chard in smoothies and in soups or in casseroles during the winter. Cooked Swiss chard by itself is not a favorite here, however we do use both the kale and chard along with lettuce in our salads. Our salads use a variety of veggies as I will use the greens along with broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes etc. It seems each salad is a bit different.

      • Debby says:

        Mom would flavor the chard with bacon and I know vinegar was involved then there would be boiled potatoes to eat it on. I ate my share of it, because if that was supper well that was supper! Is not one of the recipes I called Mom for once I got out on my own…so when swiss chard is mentioned the memory makes me smile. I was the middle of three girls with 7 years between us all…I’ll have to ask the other two if they still eat swiss chard. : )

        • sharon says:

          I’m not crazy about having it cooked, maybe because like you – that is what mom served. However, I have two children that love it, so when I visit them, I take them a bunch. I think I mostly grow it for them.

  2. jatshaw says:

    Great quilt! Your strawberries look so yummy. I love strawberry season.

    • sharon says:

      Thank you. Strawberries and now blueberries and raspberries are just starting. I love berries.