Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fruit of the Day: GRAPES!

It's looking like I'm out of the flower making obsession and making my way into the fruit making obsession.
The blueberry pinkeep turned out so nice that I think I'll continue on with fruit to make some grapes now. I've dyed the wool for a nice concord. I'm finishing up another strawberry pinkeep to list on Ebay, hopefully tonight. They've been selling well so I thought it would be fun to make a few assorted fruits to go along with the blueberry pinkeep.
Looking at the grape embroidery pattern, I remembered that I do have grape plants growing outside along the one border of our property. I planted it years and years ago and simply forgot about it until last year when I was trying to weed through the mess of vines that had grown up and around the trees. I was so surprised to see that it was thriving amonst all the other wild vines. Had I known it was there, I would have been more careful not to pull out most of it.
So, I went out this morning to check to see if it was still there and oh LOOK! it is still there! It's difficult to see in the picture because it's mixed in with that nasty Virginia creeper that seems to grow EVERYWHERE. That will probably be my next outside project now, once the rain clears. ... cleaning out that area again so that the grape vines are more easily managed. I'm thinking that a nice trellis over there would be nice so that I can train the grape vine and try to keep out the Virginia creeper.
I also have a huge mess of Bittersweet. And I know that that plant, because of it's lovely berries in the fall, is so nice to use with prim decorating, but it really is an invasive vine that can easily get out of control ...Which it is definitely out of control all around our property. We have 4 acres and that Bittersweet vine can be found just about anywhere on our property.
So, seriously, anyone that wishes some free bittersweet vines, please stop over and help yourself. My sweet husband just told me he's getting rid of the huge mass of it that's growing down along the main road. I don't think he realizes that once you have it, it never really goes away!
So I'm going off to watch the grandson over at his house today until after his nap. Then I'll bring him back to our house to play until his daddy gets done working tonight. I try to gather things to sew while he's napping, so I better get busy getting the grapes ready to cut out. Maybe I'll have some grape pictures to show tomorrow.
Happy day everyone!


Lisa said...

Beautiful I can't wait to see!
Hugs, Lisa

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Beautiful as always...the strawberry one is so nice:)

Linda said...

Keep them coming you are so talented