Monday, August 20, 2012

Drying Apples

We have had the worst drought EVER--the yards are brown, the pond turned over and killed the fish, my farmer spouse has acres of corn without a cob--- BUT it has been a great fruit year. The apple tree is loaded and the fruit is super sweet from all the sunshine. The freezer won't have any veggies since the garden dried up but it will have some apples. I rarely make fried pies cause I LOVE to eat these right out of the freezer!
       Peel, core and slice your apples

 Soak in a syrup of 3 cups water, 2 cups sugar and 1-6 ozpackage of Red Hots (heated slowly till candy is disolved)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quilting & Exercise

I know I have been spending way too much time in my sewing room--I have also been trying to quit smoking and have gained a few pounds. I needed to incorporate a little exercise. So I am using wrist weights in my sewing regiment :) They are perfect for keeping my top on the sewing table!!


This block went together really quick--I am learning several things in this beginners class. Wish I had taken one years ago!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


I have made my 3rd block for my class. It is called "Pinwheel" I was off a little but fixed it with the sashing!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

All Dogs go to Heaven

Today was an especially hard day for me and my husband--we had to make the decision to put one of our "Gumdrops" down. Cancer had spread throughout his little body and we just couldn't watch him suffer any longer. Jasper will always hold a special spot in our hearts.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


I finshed my second block "Chain Link"

And I completed 4 of the setting blocks called "Single Irish Chain" Here are two of them!

I'm ready for next month's project!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

BOTM Class

I joined a monthly class BOTM (Block of the Month). I have been sewing for years, but wanted to get back to the basics--so I joined a beginners BOTM Club. I just had to make this super cool book to hold my blocks till it is time to join them all together.

And now my book had it's first entry "Woven Strips"

My first of many!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Time for Bed!

I finished my "Pooch Pad" and it is huge---maybe too big for the little house dogs. Suzy had to check it out first--we will just have to see if they use it. If not Clyde will be more than happy to cuddle up on such a cute pad.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

After Christmas Sew Along

I started my "Pooch Pad" for Week #1. Got it laid out on my the design wall that my kids made me for Christmas.

I went yesterday and got my border fabric and some fleece to line it with. For Week #2 I will start putting it together.

If you would like to join in click the button on my left sidebar--no rules, no contests, just sewing and prizes! Yes prizes--check it out.