Saturday, August 21, 2010

A variety of topics



Last Friday, Aug. 13th, I was asked if I had any already stitched wedding pieces laying around the house, without names on them. I told her no, I don't. I said 'look at my blog. I just finished a wedding piece a few weeks ago.' I said if you like that one, I can pop one out pretty quick. She looked & liked it, so emailed back & asked if I could stitch it & if my husband could make the frame & we finish it off in time for a mid-Sept. wedding. I said sure, that would be no problem. I told her I had to finish the ornament I was working on first, but then would get on it. I finished the ornament earlier this week, but at that time, our garden really went nuts.
This week alone, I canned over 50 pints of tomato chunks, 6 pints of pizza sauce, 8 jars of grape jelly & I did up 31 ears of frozen corn. I am not sure now, off the top of my head, when I did my salsa. Oh!!! I did it Sunday & Monday, so that was this week as well. I did 31 pints of that, all totaled.
Anyway, I started the wedding piece one evening after working in the kitchen all day. I knew it would be pretty quick. When I went to bed last night, all I had left was the date. So...first thing this morning, before heading down to the treadmill, I finished it & here it is! Now it is my husbands turn to make the frame for it.
Also this week, Carol posted on her blog about her 'unfinished finishes'. In my last post, I stated that I had 97 of them. Well, I can honestly say that one of them is now 'finished/finished'. I had this frame for a long time & had just not used it. I decided to see if I had a fall piece that would work in it. This one just barely fits, but I think it works! I love that the frame is seasonal. The little acorn comes off & I have buttons for each season for it!
Today, I go back to stitching on my B. Potter, so I can get a few motifs done for the month of August!!!!
Also today, I hope to get to the market & buy my apples for the year. I am totally out of my homemade applesauce. Not a good thing! I use it for baking, plus I have 3 little munchkins that LOVE grandma's home made applesauce!!!! I promised them that next time they come to see grandma, they won't have to eat store bought applesauce again!!!!! Unless they show up this weekend, I think I am safe with that statement!!!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Thanks for visiting & for commenting. I love seeing new visitors & I thoroughly enjoy reading your comments!!!

12 comments:

Hazel said...

Brilliant wedding sampler. Wow that's a lot of canning. I made crabapple jelly today - first timer lol. x

Carol said...

I don't know how you manage to get so much done, Shari! All of that canning and stitching in just a few days--whew! I hope you can take a bit of a rest now.

Both the sampler and the framed piece look great. Cute frame with the removable button!

Deborah said...

Wow you are one busy girl! So much canning. The sampler and the ornie are lovely.

Julie said...

Lovely wedding sampler. When you list is all down Shari, it sure does sound like you've been really busy this week

Mare said...

Wow you must have one very stocked pantry! Cute finish.

Debra said...

Nice stitching and wow you have been busy!

Brigitte said...

The wedding sampler looks really good. And so does your framed piece. You are very busy at the moment, aren't you? Canning, stitching, framing ... I hope you were having a restful Sunday at least.

Beth said...

Wow! I thought I used to can a lot, but nothing like that. Although I remember my kids wondering what was wrong with the store-bought Broccoli and applesaue!! Don't do much anymore, just strawberry and raspberry preserves.

Your sampler is terrific, and I really like the frame with interchangeable parts - cool!!

Mary said...

What an inspiration you are,Shari!
Home canned is the best in the long winter season but takes so much time. My grandmother made a season of canning and we all enjoyed what she did. It's truly a labor of love. Your stitching is beautiful and meaningful (*HUGS*)

Nancy M said...

How nice to stitch and frame a piece because someone asked!!! And so fast too! I just freeze my marinara sauce but I would like to know how to make pizza sauce, would you like to share your recipe? And how hard is applesauce? I don't have a canner, but I'm sure I could borrow one from a friend.

Mylene said...

The wedding sampler looks lovely, i am sure the couple will love it. The framed piece looks great!

I hope you are nearly done with all the canning, sure you've made a lot.

Carolyn NC said...

Wow - you've been ultra busy - great sampler you've done twice now!