Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Orange.

These freshly picked and washed ( still wet ) oranges drying on a purple towel made me think...I've not used that colour combination in a quilt ( yet ).

Our oranges get eaten as is; juiced; cut into cubes and set in orange jelly; made into date and orange muffins; put in salads and shared with friends.
Our long weekend ( Labour Day ) ended up staying fine..despite what the forecast said....and I slaved in the garden digging out the agapanthus started weeks ago.( 4 tractor bucket loads full! ) That's as far as I am going with that for now. Right where I started this Hosta is looking so good with no tatty aggies beside it now. I will still need to sift through the soil for missed roots - less strenuous, before replanting anything new.
I finished reading "Remarkable Creatures, " by Tracy Chevalier and really enjoyed it. Based on the lives of 2 real people in the early 1800s, and set in Lyme Regis, UK. You might have been there Anne B ?
( also wrote " The Girl With the Pearl Earing," and "The Virgin Blue.")
Because I can't decide exactly what my next quilt should be ( or how to use the fabrics  - I haven't cut anything ) I have been continuing on with the blue and yellow trellis pattern table runner I am making by hand.
Still continuing the same Kiwifruit work with lots of bud thinning now.

8 comments:

Molly said...

That orange and purple would be very striking in a quilt, as would the various shades of green in a kiwi, with black......Nature has the best eye for colour! Stand by, you might get inspiration for your next quilt from photos of our recent quilt show.....coming soon to a blog near you!

Françoise said...

Yes, the oranges look lovely on the purple. I've read "The girl with the pearl earing", and liked it a lot. Im going to try and find "Remarkable creatures" then. Thanks.

Deb said...

Yummy oranges Ali, I was so disappointed when away last week as I had planned on bringing home a bag of oranges from Kerikeri but forgot till half way back to Auckland! What an idiot, N.Z oranges are simply beautiful

Tracey Petersen said...

So very soon we will get to see a purple and orange quilt right here on your blog...won't we?

anne bebbington said...

Indeed I have Ali - did you know French Lieutenant's Woman is also set there? That orange and purple combination is very striking - mmmmmmm

Meggie said...

I look at our strelitzia & often remark at how lovely the orange/purple combination of them looks. Right now our Brunfelsia are blooming next to the Strelitzia & they look wonderful.

Laurie said...

I spent many a holiday at Lyme Regis when I was a child and also visited as an adult...I remember we were always there when it was Life Boat Appeal day and there was a carnival on the water and also the streets..wow what memories someone eles can prevoke by mentioning a place...thank you.

Guðrún said...

I wish I could taste an orange so fresh and new, right from the tree.