Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lemons, Quilts and Cats

We have quite a nice lemon harvest this year.  There were near freezing temperatures forecast recently, so I went ahead and brought most of the lemons inside.  There has been juicing, and slicing and freezing happening here, and I also shared some with my neighbors.  

My next door neighbor Michelle brought us this lemon meringue pie made with some of those lemons last night!  Talk about a quick return on my generosity.  And boy, oh, boy, is it good!! 

I got a new Go! die the other day - a hexagon.  There are three sizes, and I had an idea.  I know, dangerous, huh?  I cut different fabrics just a little over half-size of the largest hexagon.  This effectively makes it a half hexagon and therefore much easier to sew together.  No "Y" seams.  It will take some planning to get the rows to work out right and you know I'm not the greatest at planning ahead, but we'll see.

The Christmas strings are coming along nicely.  Soon and very soon there will be a Christmas Coins quilt here!

Chloe is NOT happy.  Dinah has made herself perfectly at home and feels absolutely no shame about eating from Chloe's bowl.  Oh, the woes of having to be the grownup.  I feel Chloe's pain.  Isn't that the most pathetic face you've seen lately?

I do hope you're having lots of fun and not having to do too many grown up things that are unpleasant to you.

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Poor Chloe. I habpvent had a lemon meringue pie in forever! Yum!! I love seeing what you've got going on quilting-wise.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That lemon pie looks SO good!!

Karen said...

That pie does look delicious!!
Good luck with the hexagons. That should work quite well.
Hope there is not too much fuss with the cats.

Anonymous said...

The lemon pie looks awesome! I am anxious to see how your idea with the hexagons works out. I have thought of doing this myself but haven't actually tried it yet. I think it is a great idea though. I was thinking of using a sharpie to mark where the edge of the half hexie should be on the die. Good luck!

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, poor Chloe! She needs some extra love for being such a sweet kitty. Looks like you're having fun with your Go! cutter. And Wow -- how lucky to have all those lemons -- AND a nice neighbor!!!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

There's Chloe and yes, what a disgruntled face! LOL I have always wanted to grow lemons.......not sure if they would do well here in our area.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

That lemon pie looks so good. Wow! It's great to just pick lemons off a tree in your yard. I love the Christmas quilts and I like the photos of the cats, too. The are lovely animals.
I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

Margaret Stickland said...

Beautiful lemons possums like ours they are a Protected species here in Aus so we have to spray with chilli and garlic to keep them at bay. The quilts are just as colourful and inventive as ever cheers.