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!!!