Thursday, July 24, 2008

yellow

For Tracy's color week...
...the first produce of the year from my garden. Hurray! I cannot tell you how much I love going out to the garden and picking fresh veggies to add to my dinner.

It was sooooo good. We eat stir fry over plain spaghetti noodles, add a little soy sauce to it (so it ends up like a little like lo mein). For the adults, we add a little HOT chili sauce for some extra kick. Easy and delicious!
The cucumbers are coming next. And green beans! Oh, I love my garden.
Now, for some yellow on the quilting front...
my vintage sheet quilt stippled....
the start of another plain spoken quilt....(of course I had to sneak some pink in there, too.)
and just a random shot from my sewing room.
This is my first time participating in a color week...it's fun to notice little details that otherwise would be overlooked. Thanks, Tracy.

25 comments:

Heidijayhawk said...

i love how you brought yellow in from all different parts of your life. and i am ever so jealous of the goodness that comes from your garden and your sewing machine!

Roxanne said...

Yummy! I love yellow squash!! Yellow is such a fun color - not one I use enough!

lera said...

Pretty yellow all around. I love me some yellow squash!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Yum! I SO wish I had a garden -- I LOVE yellow squash and zucchini. Your quilting looks awesome!

Tine said...

Love all that yellow! I'm looking round my house to find little yellow things too :-)

nicolette said...

Lovely yellow. Never been a yellow girl, but I love these colour weeks and it’s amazing how a taste can evolve.

You notice a lot more when taking photos for your posts! I especially love that part of blogging.

Carol said...

What wonderful pictures...love the squash. I wish I had a garden...what a treat!

Candela said...

How lucky you are! You have a garden! I'm sure your kitchen is a very healthy place...

pricklypearbloom said...

These are great! I'm so glad you decided to play along!

Shanna said...

I always love what you do. Your blog is one of my favorites! I wanted to ask you what kind of sewing machine that you use. I am looking for a machine that does great free motion and mine seems to pull the thread on the bottom. I can't seem to get the tension right and I think it is just the machine. What machine do you use?

raining sheep said...

Awesome yellows; those veggies look so good. Nothing better than home grown veggies...I actually had success with basil this year...a miracle for Calgary - ok I had to buy a greenhouse to do it, but I did it!

amandajean said...

shanna,

I have a JUKI TL-98Q. It's a great sewing machine for piecing and quilting. I would highly recommend it. I very rarely have tension issues with it...my last machine (which was a low end Huskvarna) had tons of tension issues...which leads me to believe that some machines just aren't cut out to do free motion quilting.

amandajean

Candace said...

Yellow is more appreciated now due to your sharing. Everything is wonderful.

Shanna said...

Thank you for the advice...I will check into that. Looking forward to all your projects!!

sulu-design said...

I'm so glad that you decided to join in on your first week of color. Isn't it nice to take a break from your routine and hunt for pretty yellow things? I'm so impressed with the squash from your garden. One day I'll have a yard...

denitza said...

Yummy stir fry! And veggies from your own garden-what better than that! Love the last photo!

Jacquie said...

Not much better than fresh from the garden...we're up to our ears in cucumbers. My mom's made two batches of pickles already. Last year we didn't have enough for one. Go figure!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well I love yellow. And one of the best things about summer is the fruit and veg from the garden. Next month I'll be complaining about having too much though. When all the tomatoes and peppers are ready I'll be elbow deep in salsa. And fruit drying or bottling. Its nice when its done though. Your vintage sheet quilt looks darling.

Oiyi said...

Picking fresh veggies from a garden sound great.

Philigry said...

oh, that looks so yummy! I am hungry now.

Rebekah C said...

yummy! I love squash and that vintage fabric!

Katherine said...

All those yummy yellows! Can I join you for dinnner?

Your stipple stitches are so lovely on that vintage sheet fabric, Amandajean. You make yellow very delightful with this post.

Erika said...

Wow I really understand your excitement about the garden. To me is like when I sew and do stuff I am amazed of the creations by nature and what I can make with my sewing machine

Kim said...

You are a busy woman! Raising a family, gardening, cooking and quilting! Atta girl!!

AMD said...

Adam's book "Yellow and Yummy" would fit right in here.