Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Quilting Bee and the 1st of May

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!



12 comments:

  1. Het klinkt allemaal heerlijk, de zon, ergens heerlijk dineren. Hier is het niet zo mooi....bewolkt en al helemaal geen pic-nicweer.

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  2. Maak er een mooie dag van en woensdag veel succes met de bee; je bent dan lekker bezig met je quilt vriendinnen. Fijn weekend.
    Groet, Willemien.

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  3. Dearest Ada,
    Happy May Day to you!
    Funny as we grow here in Georgia lots of Okra and it is eaten a lot; I love it. Zucchini (courgette), eggplants and okra are great veggies.
    Hugs to you.
    Mariette

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  4. Een mooie invulling van de 1 mei. Je zult ongetwijfeld weten dat de dag van de arbeid hier in Nederland steeds minder aandacht krijgt.
    Leuk de quilt-bees!
    En wat een mooie groenten verbouw je in de tuin. De bloem van de okra is meer dan prachtig!

    Lieve groet,
    Gerry

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  5. Πολύ όμορφες οι δημιουργίες σας και η τεχνική σας! Καλή Πρωτομαγιά και από εμένα, να είστε καλα! :)

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  6. Die bloem van de Ocra is schitterend, heb het nog nooit gegeten. Geniet van je etentje op het platteland.
    Groetjes, Janneke

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  7. Καλο μηνά Ada !!!
    grappig ik ben ook geen fan van okras (μπάμιες) ..maar hij heeft wel een mooi bloem .
    dat wordt een leuke quilt ..
    heel veel groetjes ....

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  8. Καλό μήνα με έμπνευση για όμορφες δημιουργίες!!! Φιλιά!

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  9. Fijn weekeinden en groetjes uit Zweden

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  10. Άντα μου καλησπέρα!!! Δε θα μπορέσω να ανέβω Σπάρτη το πρωί γιατί κάτι προέκυψε. Αν είναι κανονήστε να πάτε με τη Σοφία ή αλλιώς το κανονίζουμε για άλλη μέρα. (Δε βρίσκω το τηλ ούτε το e mail σου γι'αυτό αφήνω σχόλιο) Φιλάκια πολλά! Καλή εβδομάδα!

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  11. Άντα μου άκυρο για αύριο.Θα τα πούμε άλλη μέρα.Φιλάκια.

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  12. Your garden looks blooming. I love the okra flower
    Hilary

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