Postponed on Account of the Weather

I did finish my new dress on Thursday, but I am unable to give you any photos yet.  Why?  Well, it has rained more or less non-stop since I finished it.  And not just any rain - we've had whiz-bang thunderstorms and deluges of epic proportions, as well as the more moderate drenching rains which are so good for my garden, but so very bad for photo shoots.

My garden is loving it, though.  I brought in my first zucchini this week - it weighed in at 2 lbs 14 oz!  And there's another nearly as big waiting to be picked.  I've no idea what to do with zucchini though, apart from bread, so if anyone has favourite recipes I'd be more than grateful!

The tomatoes are setting up fast, too.  A few days of sun and I'll be inundated, I suspect.  I just hope they decide to ripen before I go back to college in three weeks!

I have a lot of sewing to do this week.  Thursday afternoon I leave for the wedding of two dear friends, taking place in Memphis.  I'm taking the train, which will be a lot of fun, I think!  But I still need to make my dress for the wedding, in which I'm singing, and I'd like to finish two other dresses as well, a shirt-dress and a sun dress.  And since there's to be a pool party in the evening after the wedding, I really need to finish up the bathing suit I've been working on for over a year.*

Tomorrow we are having my birthday celebration.  I've planned a lemon-pasta with grilled chicken dinner, and my favourite cake - chocolate with mint icing, which is a family tradition.  My great-grandmother used to make it for my mum's birthday every year :-)  And when we finish with the birthday celebration, I will be madly at work at my sewing machine.  I hope to have lots of pictures to show you all soon!

If it will every stop raining, that is.


  1. Oh, have fun at the wedding! Taking a train sounds so delightful; have a wonderful time!

    I am sitting here with rain cascading down the window too. . .we haven't had much rain this week, but at last we are getting some which I am thankful for. It was so humid last night that all the blankets and pillows felt clammy and damp and it was miserable to say the least. The rain at least is clearing some of that out - for now. :P

    I will look forward to seeing your dress when you a chance to photograph it!

  2. Wow those are big zuccinis! I prefer little ones -- I hate bothering to clean out seeds. As for recipes, I actually JUST checked out a book from the library that has 300 in it, as I'm getting a bit overwhelemed too. We had a tex-mex dish last night:

    1/2 onion
    1 jalapano

    Saute those in a little butter or olive oil til tender, then add:

    2 summer squash, chopped (I used yellow, recipe recommends one yellow and one zuc)
    1 bell pepper
    Diced tomato

    Cook til tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, or mexican seasonings. Serve immediately.

    Good luck on your projects!

  3. Thank you, Sarah! I hope your humidity has gone down a little - it's been really sticky up here as well, and we've been miserable since we never run the airconditioner!

    Jenny, thanks for the recipe! I will have to try that :-) It's a bit difficult to persuade my brothers to eat anything with zucchini in it so I often have to resort to hiding it in bread or cake, lol! Would you mind sharing the title of the book? Our inter-library loan system could probably find it. (I prefer little ones too - but this year I seem to catch them when they are 2 inches long, or when they weigh more than two pounds. I never seem to get to them in the inbetween stages!)


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