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As summers go out here we've had a very mild summer. Very little rain sense June and not a lot of the hot temps. It's mostly been in the 80's even in August which kind of surprised me. I like the warmer weather!
So what does one do when it starts raining? I finished the mariner quilt the other night, (see earlier post). I've had my next project loaded on the LA sense taking the other off but I haven't figured out all the quilting designs to fill up the space. Deciding that it…Continue
Not much quilting in this house over the summer; not since May. A couple weeks ago I was in quilt withdrawal so worked on a wall hanging for church. It was a panel of Bible verses so cut them and pieced them with coordinating batiks; colors are rusts, browns, tans, etc. Have another panel in blues, purples, touch of yellow; will do this for church also. Am still working on Crabapple Hill red embroidery "Winter Wonderland". Haven't done embroidery for years; kinda fun. Also have "Over…Continue
I have had my new Tin Lizzie for two weeks and have quilted six quilts-3 baby, 1 lap, 1 twin and 1 queen. I am having such a good time. I have picked out fabric for three more tops, like I didn't already have over 50 waiting to be quilted! The quilts I have finished were some printed pieces that were left by my Mom and I am glad to be able to practice on them. It feels like she is here with me enjoying the learning process. I even got the floors moped and laundry done this week.…Continue
Bad picture of an old UFO I've been working on. I think I started this 20 years ago. Holy mackerel, the thing was NOT square when I attacked it. It's better now but yikes. I think I know why I put in in the "later" stack.
As for the title of this post, I'm going to be one of several guests of honor (?) in the…Continue
I have finished some UFO quilts this Summer, like two of My Grandmother's Choice (CT has a group). Now there is block of the week for Jane Austen Album. It is free and it is a blog from Saturday Morning Post. I have pictures but it will take some time to post them. In July I had both of my eyes worked on. Aug. I got to have the right one done over, because the lens dropped through a hole. What a mess and what a mess it is to sew. Did go back to work the past four days. That is my…Continue
Okay, Pam, here goes:
Mom and I have canned over 20 quarts of apple pie filling, 9 pints of green beans (didn't have too many), 38 pints of salsa, 15 half-pints of apple sauce, 17 pints of hamburger dill pickles, and 11 half-pints of apple butter, along with some jelly.
Right off the bat, I burned the bejeepers out of my hand after spilling the pie filling goop as I was ladling it into jars. Lesson learned. It didn't really…Continue