Saturday, August 16, 2008

Maryann's Peace tomato

A friend from work gave me a Maryann's Peace tomato plant several months ago, and this is the first fruit to come off that plant. I cannot wait to eat it, I doubt it will last another couple of hours. Salt, pepper, basil, balsamic vinegar...mmmmmm!

I was just reading a copy of AQS Blanket Statements (recycled from my mom's quilting friend) and noticed a couple of very cool things.

First, there is a new International Quilt Study Center that just opened in Lincoln, Nebraska. I would love to visit there, and would be scared of the amount of time I could spend in their library.

Next, there was the mention of a very interesting book that I haven't yet run into along the way: Childhood Treasures, Doll Quilts By and For Children. No idea if any of the doll quilt swappers have based their patterns on the quilts from this book, but it looks incredible.

An on a totally different topic, I bumped into this Etsy shop called Tinctory. This necklace is so awesome. I have not played around with smocking, but would certainly love to take a class someday. Until then, I will drool over the Tinctory creations.


Dorothy said...

Hi Marisa,
I've just discovered your blog and have enjoyed reading some of your posts. Like you, I love quilts made with taupe fabrics, in fact, I am working on a new one now.
I hope all goes well with the new baby when it arrives. It looks like it won't be long now!

Unknown said...

Marisa, how do you find such lovely things all the time! You are a fabulous resource and not too dangerous for me to visit here as long as you don't post new fabric shops all too often... That children's doll quilt book sounds wonderful. I am off to check it out!
Hope you are enjoying your final days of pregnancy as you approach the countdown!

Karissa said...

Okay, that tomato looks so yummy!
I am on the mailing list for the IQSC and at the beginning of every month they send me a link to their "quilt of the month." Very cool.
Also, thanks for the link to the doll quilt book. Will definitely have to check that out. There's a very inspiring antique doll quilt in The Art of the Handmade Quilt that really has me thinking about making one...

Oiyi said...

I just had roasted tomatoes for lunch. Yummy!

I have seen that Etsy shop's creations. They are fabulous looking.