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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Fruits Of Our Labor

Happy Sunday dear friends! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend. Our temps have finally cooled a bit and we got some much needed rain Thursday night. This made our garden very happy.Last night we had Pesto Pizza using Roma tomatoes and Basil from the garden. It was yummy! I served it with marinated cucumbers. It just doesn't get much better (or fresher) than that!

Check out this cucumber I picked this morning. These things seem to grow overnight. I will go out and walk around the garden in the evening and see a few small cukes only to go out the next morning and find a couple this size. They do tend to "hide" from me under the leaves but still...

A visit to the Goodwill last week yielded these finds for .69 cents each. Even though I don't do a lot of beading I just couldn't pass them up.
The plethora of beads and the buttons alone were worth far more than I paid for them. I will probably keep the snowman one (it has a cardinal) but look for the Santa to be offered as part of a Christmas in July giveaway coming soon.

I have been stitching away on Where My Heart Blooms and am coming down the home stretch with only the borders left to do. I have really enjoyed stitching this piece but am itching to move on to some Halloween/Autumn things.

That's it for now. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

15 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, Myra--I can almost smell that delicious-looking pizza way up here in Pennsylvania! Our tomatoes are big, but still green. I did pick our first zucchini yesterday--they'll be invading this week!

Great finds at Goodwill--how come ours never seems to have stitchy stuff? As you say, even if you don't bead them, the beads, floss, and cute little buttons were well worth what you paid...

Can't wait to see your "Where My Heart Blooms" finish (did I ever tell you that I ended up buying that, too?)--it is such a special piece!

Faye said...

Oh Myra!!! I can smell that pizza all the way over here!! As Rachel Ray would say, Yummo!! Your garden has been fantastic this year!

I sure do wish I could luck up on some stitchy things at GW!! Maybe one day!!

You take care and stay cool....find a nice spot and enjoy your ..

Faye

Daffycat said...

Oh wow, your pizza looks delish!

Cool thrifty buy, Myra!

natalyK said...

Your pizza looks delicious. Isn't it wonderful to find the surprizes our gardens give us. We just pulled out the most beautiful radishes this morning.

mainely stitching said...

What a mouthwatering pizza photo!! Our garden hasn't done much - too shady - but the container pots I've put out do seem promising. Fingers crossed....

Catherine said...

I concur with the others - that pizza "smells" delicious and looks so fresh!

What great thrify finds! I don't have a Goodwill close to me. If I did, I'd be there lot looking for treasures.

You'll have to share photos of WMHB!

Berit said...

Oh, how I love roma tomatoes--I'll bet yours taste fantastic! :D That pizza looks amazing--I love pizza with fresh mozzarella, roma, and fresh Basil! :D

Crispy said...

Ooo that pizza looks deelish!! What a good idea for supper tonight :0)

Crispy

Lana said...

Wow! That Pizza looks amazing!! Great finds with the little beaded projects!! I, too, have had the autumnal stitchy bug lately...but now, now, lets not rush time, it goes fast enough! =)

Wilma NC said...

My tomatoes aren't ready yet, only the cherry tomatoes. I can hardly wait!!! Your pizza looks soooo good. I wish you lived closer to me, I would have been there for supper for sure!!

PunkiePie said...

Your dinner looks DELISH!! Mmmmmm!! I'm in the mood to bake bread but it's been too HOT! Hopefully I'll be able to soon.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Mmmmm that pizza looks fantastic! Isn't nice to enjoy fresh food from your own garden?

Mary said...

Myra, I'm a newcomer to blogging and so enjoy your site! Everything you do is done to beautiful perfection...right down to the yummy pizza. Aren't gardens great? Can't get it much fresher:)
Great find at GW...I love beadwork and have the new MH gingerbread house to start. I like 28ct instead of the perf paper....but they do take time. It's worth it:)

Jan said...

Your pizza looks delicious! You got a good deal on the kits---are you going to try the beadwork?

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