Thursday, 15 October 2009

My Herbs, an update and Showing off!

I have been a bit quiet on the internet as I have been planting and sewing and pattern writing.

But I have been looking at all your blogs and I tried to leave comments so that you know I am visiting you.


I decided the other day to grow some herbs and so I took myself off to the Nursery and got some wonderful herbs. Also some herb potting mix as I want to grow them in pots. I love being able to step outside the kitchen door and just pick fresh herbs to put into my cooking.

I have got garlic chives, sage, basil, parsley, oregano, thyme, tomatoes and pennywort.


I have also a very strange thing happening in amongst them too…

check this out…


When it was cut open there was all these seeds growing already. So I will let them grow and we will get some more tomatoes….it was one of those Truss Tomatoes. Have you seen that before…I haven't.


I am so excited with Teresa’s bag she has made from my one I had published. Do you remember my cover girl bag?

DUQ Pink Passion

I was excited about it being on the cover and then Teresa has made one and loves it and I am just bursting with pride that she made it and thinks its a really fabulous bag.

Isn’t it gorgeous!! I love it in blues Teresa!

Teresas bag


I am excited about everyone who is in the Hug Swap. There has been quite a few of you telling me about your Mug Hug and Mat that you have received.

Have a look at all these….

Dawn’s and Allie’s

Peg is showing Vickie’s

Ruth’s and Maria’s

Marj’s and Vikki’s


Jenny’s and Kris’

Paula is showing Sharon’s


Celine’s and Laural’s

They are all just gorgeous and there are a couple of you who haven’t put up pictures of your ones….we would love to see them.


I am going to catch up on some of ‘my’ sewing and hope to show you of my progress. I love looking at what you all make and it makes me happy to see all your things you do.

Hugs to all……..Vicki

18 lovely people said....:

Terry said...

I have NEVER seen a tomato like that! How cool! :0)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow...that tomato blew my away...Have never seen anything like it!!!What a gorgeous bag...a gal can never have enough bags I reckon...Dzintra♥x

Margie said...

I've never found a tomato like that, but did cut into a grapefruit once that had a seed that had sprouted. Planted it and it grew to almost a foot and 1/2 tall. (forgot about it outside and it froze!) Also it had thorns (long ones) on it! Do grapefruit tees have thorns?

Robyn said...

Hey Vicki :D
Cool alien
...and I love your bag and Teresa bag is so awesome and pretty in the blues too.
Love your herbs... Enjoy!
Robyn xx

Miriam said...

I love your herb garden! I hope you make lots of lovely meals using them.

The blue fabrics Teresa used in her bag looks really great! I love the floral fabric. :)

Have fun with your sewing.

How is your wrist now???

Terri said...

i love herb gardens and cooking with them. Never seen a tomatoe like that!!
Laura(Sewfar) and I knew it would be awhile(because of distance) before either of us gets our hug swap items....just gives me something to look forward to!!
Love the bags too...

Carlie said...

I have never seen a tomato do that! I love fresh herbs they are great to cook with and when you grow them yourself it just makes them better. I really enjoy your blog.

Dena said...

There is nothing better than cooking using fresh herbs.

I've seen several of the Hug Mug Mats and everyone has done an excellent job.

clare's craftroom said...

Great tomato hope you grow heaps from that one .

Allie said...

What a strange tomato! You're going to love growing fresh herbs in your garden. I'd love one inside as I hate to deal with bugs....
Teresa's bag is beautiful too!

The Hug Swap was very fun. I really enjoyed having Dawnie as a partner and getting to know her. Thank you for doing it!

I can't wait to see what you've been up to Vicki!

Funoldhag said...

What a great little herb garden - and I had never seen or heard of anything like that tomato. Cool! I signed up for the online version of the magazine that has your oh so pretty purse pattern and downloaded the pattern. It's so pretty. Today I am teaching a class in machine buttonhole applique for members of my guild. Hope I do a good job. Carol

maggi said...

What a weird tomato. Love your herb garden. How nice for you to be able to see your designs made up by other people.

Kim D. said...

Those herbs look wonderful, it's that time of year here to start growing herbs, can't wait to get to the nursery. Love the brown and blue bag, lovely colors with your adorable new pattern.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
Glad to see you're having some ME time.

Wow, I've never seen a tomato like that before. Interesting.

Teresa has done a fabulous job on her bag.
Have a great weekend.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi there gorgeous Vicki!

Wow - that tomato is awesome! It will be interesting to see how it bears new fruit!

Your bag design looks fabulous in the blue colourway as well, Teresa did a beautiful job!

Hugs sweet lady!
Vikki xoxo

teresa said...

Hi Vicki, I've just been sitting here reading all your comments and I am so thrilled to bits with the lovely comments people have said about the bag I made from your pattern.. It has really made my day.. thank you!! By the way, I have NEVER seen a tomato like that, but it's pretty cool xx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vicki,
Just to let you know I have posted Paula's hugs swap package that i received. Sorry about the was certainly nothing to do with Paula :)
BTW, your bag looks great.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That tomato is so funny...I've not seen a tomato do it, but last summer I had an apple with sprouted seeds inside. Sooo bizarre!!!