Cherry tomatoes, cross stitch & sculpting

10-4-2016-ctLate in the gardening season, I noticed one lone little volunteer tomato plant growing in amongst my tiger lilies. I decided to let it grow. It’s a tall leggy vine and only started branching out when it grew as tall as the lilies. It had a few blooms, but never developed tomatoes until a couple weeks ago. Now it has about a dozen cherry tomatoes on it.
I figured the vine would die with the nights of cool weather, but so far it hasn’t.
If our first hard frost holds off until late in the month, it’s possible we’ll get a few fresh cherry tomatoes. They would be a mighty tasty treat.

p1070298I haven’t progressed very much on my cross stitch. All the changing of the many colors of threads on the needle has slowed me down and made cross stitching not-so-enjoyable.
I thought about how to make my needlecraft more enjoyable and go smoother with less needle threading work..
embr-needlesand then it came to me, have several colors threaded on other needles ready for the color changes.
Cool idea, but I didn’t have any extra embroidery needles so I had to wait until I went shopping to buy some.
I bought a 6 pack of embroidery needles. The low price was a nice surprise.
I haven’t had a chance to load my new needles up and work on my cross stitch. I plan to soon.
I’m happy that I might actually finish my cross stitch before the holidays and have it ready to display with my other decor.

untitled-7I’ve done a small bit of polymer clay sculpting recently. I sculpted 3 cherries of 2 different varieties. They turned out really pretty.

Did you have any late season gardening surprises?

Have you been doing any crafting for the holidays?

Have a great day!




6 thoughts on “Cherry tomatoes, cross stitch & sculpting

  1. I used to do a lot of cross-stitch. I even made a wedding sampler about ten years after I got married. My husband always looks at the date on the sampler to be sure he remembers our anniversary 🙂

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    • Thanks so much Dianna
      I had some issues with the finish on the cherries. I tried Outdoor Modpodge , but it wouldn’t cure out and stop being sticky, so I baked on on another layer of Sculpey and my husband sprayed them with lacquer. The lacquer dried and cured out within 24 hours. I’m pleased with the results.
      The tomatoes are still hanging on, so that fall crop may be a realty yet. 🙂


    • Thanks Gilian
      Welcome to my blog.
      Polymer clay is a really fun medium to work with.
      I wish you much success with your earrings.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving me happy compliments.
      I hope you’ll visit again sometime.

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