Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Making

I'm still working away at preserving the garden produce.
It takes a BIT of time making sure the GREAT vegetables
my husband's garden provides 
make it into onto our plates
and into our tummies.

He had a few VOLUNTEER cucumber plants this year.
That means = LOTS of cucumbers!!!!
This is the VERY first year I've attemped pickles.
That seemed to be the only way to get a handle on the situation!!!
Friends...
I don't know what took me so long!!!
They are SO easy!!
I used this recipe for these dill pickles and LOVE them!

I will be making pickles EVERY year.
:)


what are YOU up to this week???

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Scrappy Finish

 It's always HAPPY DANCE TIME when a quilt is finished!
The dance is EXTRA jazzy when it's a QUEEN sized finish!!
;)

I know some of you use tumblers that are cut with a machine...
but friends...
these are all HAND cut with a template and rotary blade.
LOTS of netflix helped me along.
LOL!
If I could say this was HAND pieced as well......
well.... THAT would be something to brag about...
but I can't.
My little featherweight did ALL the work.

I am SO happy with this quilt top!
I wanted to emphasize the green and I think I managed that!
There is enough green to make this quilter happy.
:)

I DO love SCRAP quilts!!

 Here's a quilt I saw today when visiting a friend.
Isn't it great???

Love the scrappy colorful happiness here.
I also love the little feet that get to spend time
rolling around on it!!

Babies and quilts are meant to be TOGETHER!!!
Don't you think???

And here's a recipe that's sure to make you forget the HEAT!
It's been SO hot here....
:/

The recipe calls it SALSA.
I call it SALAD!!!!

I served it with cheese quesadillas.
ENJOY!!!


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Monday Making and a little dreaming



I have a lot of making in store this week.
There are the vegetables that need to be DEALT with.

I'm thinking about trying a pickle recipe HERE.
I pulled the mason jars and out and ran them in the dishwasher.
I'm READY.
There are tons of cucumbers that didn't make the photo.



I'm also working on a baby sweater.
I only work on this in the evenings when I'm ready for a little SIT DOWN time!
There's no deadline...so I can putter along slowly on this.
AND.....


I'm trying to get this OFF my living room floor.....
so I sew every chance I get between the activities of the day.
I am SO CLOSE!!
Yeah!!!

Now for the dreaming.....
I didn't know I wanted to make soap until I read THIS POST!!!
Margo is an industrious Mom who's always up to something
INTERESTING!!!

and then there's THIS.

King Arthur flour is having a little monthly bake along!
I'm not usually a bread maker....
but NOW I'm dreaming about THAT!!!

I'll take it One day at a time
and just SEE how much making I'll have time for!!!
:)

What about you???
Link up and share about what YOU are making!!!






Saturday, August 13, 2016

Winner

Congratulations Kathi.
You're the winner of one handmade dishcloth.
Made with LOVE.
;)
Hope it makes your dish washing 
and your counter top cleaning...
a little more pleasant!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by!!

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For those wondering...
Son's surgery went well
and he's on the MEND.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday Making in August - and a little giveaway

It's going to be a different kind of MAKING week for me.
I won't be home much.
My son is having surgery and I'd LOVE to sew as I wait...
but I think this little knitting project will suit.

It's just a little dishcloth with a twist on the Basket weave pattern.
I like to play around with stitches on these small projects
and just see what happens!!!

I have LOTS of color to choose from!
Hmmmm...
How many of these balls will I pack in my bag???
;)

And, I'm sure you KNOW...
this won't be the only project I pack!!
Because....
MAKING is BEST when there are at least THREE things going at ONCE!!

I already have this one complete.
I thought it would be nice to send this along to one of my
blogland friends!!!
It's SO LITTLE....but....
If you'd like to have something pretty and practical...
leave a note and I'll choose a number at the end of the week.
It's a VERY SMALL thank you for your visits here
and for your KIND words!

I'm thankful for YOU!

What are YOU making this week???

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Knitting pattern for those interested:
Use cotton yarn and size 7 or 8 needles.
                                                    
                                                     Row 1:  Cast on 40
                                                     Rows 2-5:  Knit 4, Purl 2, k4, p2, k4, repeat this pattern 

                                                     Rows 6-9: Purl 4, Knit 2, p4, k2, p4, repeat this pattern

                                                     Repeat. rows 2-9 until you're satisfied with size.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Finish

The baby shower is tomorrow.


The quilt is READY!

Oops.
Need to get that label on!!!

;)


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Monday Making

It's Monday and I'm beginning a quilt
BEFORE I finish a quilt.
Isn't that what we all do??
LOL!

I was SO close to at least getting my tumbler quilt BIG enough
and then....
a baby shower invite came
and I was OFF!!!

Baby quilts are so much fun to make!!!

I'll finish my tumbler quilt another day.
;)

What are YOU making this week??