Next Wednesday we will have again a meeting from the Quilting Bee here in Sparta. The morning group is working on two projects in the quilting stage.
The afternoon group started a log cabin last month and still have a way to go till they reach the quilting stage!
Today, the 1th of May is a public holiday in Greece. We celebrate spring; have pic-nics in the countryside, collect flowers, make wreaths with it and hang them on our front doors and balconies.
We are lucky because it is a lovely day. Sunny with a breeze!
A few days ago I got the vegetable garden ready and planted courgettes, egg plants, peppers, ocra, beans and lettuce which I purchased from the local vegetable market. The leeks and beetroots from seed are doing fine. There are still lots of seed packets in my shed, which I didn't use because I couldn't find an empty spot in between the weeds. And the weeds here are weeds!!! Up to 1 meter high!! During the cleaning job, I even found a lost lettuce. Wasn't much left to eat for me though, because the snails had made it their home!
I didn't buy tomato plants because they are too much work and because I don't use pesticides they are always damaged, so I just can't be bothered. Lots of tomatoes on the local market.
The flower of the ocra plant is beautiful. The Greeks eat a lot of this vegetable, my husband being one of them. I don't! So, he gets to eat them and I get to adore the pale yellow flower. We are both happy!
We are not going on a pic-nic today, we are going out to eat in the countryside. Even better!!!
Wishing all my blogger friends, especially the Greek ones, a lovely 1st of May!