Thursday, November 3, 2011

Let the Holiday Candy making begin!

Funny title for a post, right???
Well, I am officially done with my canning for the year, so now it is time to start on my candies that I make for the holidays..
Most of it is given as gifts for Christmas, but there is always some available at Thanksgiving as well.
This morning, I made my last batch of applesauce. I was able to get a bushel of my favorite sauce apples on Monday. I babysat M, T, and W, so I knew today was the day. I had 109 apples in the bushel.
You can see in the pictures some of the steps that take me from round, red apples to delicious pink sauce....yes, the sauce is pink. I do not add anything to my sauce....JUST APPLES....
I also have had some stitching time....I started this ornament on Monday evening & finished it last night. It was a fun stitch, except for the dreaded .............
yeah, you all know what goes in that blank....
Today, I plan to start the first of 12 ornaments I hope to stitch quickly!!! I am going to do the 12 days of Christmas by Prairie Schooler...
apples after they have been softened

sauce ready to be canned

results of my labor!

dark picture, but a soon to be ornament
Ok, I have sat here long enough......I need to keep moving.....lots to do yet this week!
Have a great week..thanks for stopping by...thanks for your kind comments...they make my day!!!

16 comments:

Terri said...

Yum, the applesauce looks good!! And the ornament is too cute.

I've been wracking my brain trying to fill in the blank. 'dreaded.....' backstitch? or french knots? I guess I haven't been reading your blog as long as I thought. :-)

Blu Stitcher said...

That Apple sauce looks wonderful. I got all mine done also and with your advise my jars are sealed correctly. I still have to make my tomato soup. Next year I hope to have a pressure/canner so I can make my cream soups.

Mylene said...

That's a lot of applesauce and hmmmm, looks yummy!

A very cute finish, congrats!

Mouse said...

oooo never seen pink sauce before .. it looks every so funny :) and cute ornament .. can't wait to see your 12 days :) love mouse xxxx

Wayne said...

I dispise that work/d also. The sauce looks great.

Julie said...

Yummy, that looks so tasty.. Eyesore is my favourite, he's o cute

Denise said...

Yummy! Now I want candy pictures! lol

Better get cracking on that housework. You're gonna be busy next week!

Eeyore is adorable!

Xeihua (Sara) said...

The applesauce looks yummy and congratulations on your finish :D
Good luck on finishing the 12 ornaments I can't wait to start seeing your progress on them ;)

Lesleyanne said...

Your applesauce looks gorgeous. I love your eeyore. Look forward to seeing your 12 days.

Rita said...

The applesauce looks wonderful.

Cute finish!

Have fun with the candy making!

Carol said...

Pink applesauce! I'm sure it's as delicious as it is pretty :)

Enjoy your candy making--I'll bet your house will be smelling mighty good!

Milly~ said...

Wow, I so have a craving for applesauce now. I really should do something with all the fruit my tree gave me this year but the best I can do is pick a few, share a few, and eat a few. : )

Brigitte said...

I used to make apple sauce as well and I didn't add anything either. before freezing it. It tastes best like that.
Can't wait to see the 12 Days of Christmas ornaments when you've finshed them.

Nancy M said...

Looks like quite a process to make all that. Your ornie is cute and I'm sure you'll fly right through all those PS ones!

Vickie said...

Eeyore is cute! Applesauce looks great!

Debra said...

cute ornament. What candys did you make?