Sunday, 7 February 2016

Keeping up with the greenhouse.

 The recent spell of very warm weather has meant a big glut of tomatoes in our green house.
We're eating them as fast as we can.
Tomato salad with everything and sliced tomatoes with everything else.
I even gave a bag full away!
But we still have loads.
Well, had!
This morning I turned 2.5 kilos of tomatoes into soup and pasta sauces.
I'll freeze these wee pots and use them up over the cooler weather.
A delicious taste of summer, perfectly preserved in our freezer.
On a crafty note.
Tea Roses is about 2/3 done now.
And will grow some more this afternoon.
I've been able to source the thread I need for the 'Happily ever after' sampler.
It's coming all the way from the USA.
Of course I can't order just one thread to travel alone all that distance.
I had to add a few items to the package. 
Hopefully it will arrive, just before I finish the roses.
Oh! And I've pulled out my next large project.
I'll show it off soon.
Time to sew.


Deb said...

Such a busy lady Lou. Isn't it great having so many tomatoes. We are like you and have them coming out our ears too. Big ones, little ones by the 100's. I love having the soup for the winter and making relish. Pleased you managed to get some of your thread.

Janice said...

How good to be feeIng tomatoes for the winter. Hopefully we will get to do that next weekend. I love the way your tea rose is turning out. Of course your thread purchase is perfectly logical. Looking forward to seeing your next big project.

Diane-crewe said...

brilliant use of the tomatoes .. lovely fresh taste all the year through xx mm I wonder what else fell into your package with the thread?

Ali Honey said...

Well done Lou. I went off to a quilt airing and left husband making the tomato products - he SOMETIMES likes to cook, so I leave him to it. Soup and paste so far.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loulee,what a good idea with your tomatoes,they will be so yummy,I love your rose,you are very clever my friend xx