This week I finally cut and cooked up my Fairy Tale pumpkin - a pumpkin that I grew in the garden this year. It's not as big as the one I bought at the orchard last year - but it's big enough for my needs and there's still a couple in the garden yet. My kitchen scale only weighs up to 5 pounds so I couldn't weigh it whole.
I steamed it in two batches and then pureed it.
I am low on my pint containers since I threw out a bunch when my freezer wasn't a freezer this past summer. I froze 14 cups all total - I have 5 containers with 2 cups each and 4 with 1 cup each.
What I'll do sometime soon is pop the frozen puree out of the containers and seal them up with my FoodSaver so I don't have to be concerned with freezer burn. And I can use my containers for other stuff - like the cauliflower and broccoli I picked up at the Farmers Market yesterday.
At this point they are just pinned on the design wall - after I get all the pieces prepped I'll match them up and decided their location and start stitching. I've still got leaves and berries to prep along with the bottoms of these flowers.