What does one do with a prolific lemon tree, whose fruit is ripe in winter?
We got a lot of lemons this year. Maybe 25, which for our medium sized tree seems a lot. We’ve used them in tea and Sydney loves to just peel and eat them. But, they’re really ready now and it’s time for some consumption. And, they’re huge Meyer lemons. They’re sitting on 4 inch tiles in this picture. They are the size of a large fist and both juicy and sweet.
Anyway, there will be pie and Syd is looking forward to some lemonade, but for now there’s lemon cake.
Three layers of lemon sponge cake separated by lemon curd and frosted with a lemon cream cheese frosting. The cakes stuck to the pans, so there’s a LOT of cream cheese frosting to make it look like a cake.
Anyway, it was a complex recipe and I wouldn’t want to have to bake one every day (unless that’s all I had to do), but it was a fun cake, too.
I also spent 6 hours in the floor on Saturday, tieing the second wool suit quilt.
This one has a green and blue plaid back.
It’s going to be perfect, but I need a low humidity day to wash it so I can hang it on the line to dry. Hoping to get one tomorrow. Next is two smaller quilts for the head rests of the recliners. We’re still in the design stage for those, tho.
And, I spent a lot of time quilting fish into a linus quilt. That’s done and it’s ready to bind and I’m hoping to get that done tonight or tomorrow morning.
And, I did a lot of hand quilting. Ohhhh, how relaxing. I was just getting over being ill, so I didn’t spend a lot of time outside, for fear that my allergies would send me back to feeling bad, but that didn’t stop me from a lot of very slow and pleasant hand work.
This is the last block for stabilizing. Next are the borders. And, then the fun quilting starts.
Thank you all for all your reinforcement of my feelings about Syd’s knee and the ortho doc. It’s one thing to feel a certain way, but it is so much better when people reinforce that and let you know that it’s okay to want to slow things down and take them at my pace and not at the doctor’s. Syd’s already out for the rest of this year’s games, so there’s no hurry to get her back on the court. We can take our time and get this done right. And, that means right for us.
Be well, have a great Monday. I hope you all got to do things you wanted to do this weekend and that your weeks are shaping up nicely.