I just went out to pick the garden. Yikes, I just found the first plus many more yellow tomatoes that were ready to pick.
I did not see them hiding in the tomato plants.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
My hubby took a two week trip to Colorado to visit his family. He returned home with these gifts from his Mother, Christine.
She made the flip-flops for me. I love everthing. I need to try out the cutting board. I am a bit late posting about the gifts. Thank you, Christine for all the nice goodies.
I just got this package in the mail from my Aunt and Uncle in California. They went to the Gravenstein Apple Fair last weekend and brought these back for me. They smell wonderful.
Thanks so much for the wonderful gift.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I am doing a Dotee Doll Swap on Swap-bot.
You are supposed to make a Dotee doll that is you.
I sent out my doll today it is on it's way to a lady in California.
I hope she likes her.
She reminds me of me with the messy hair and all.
I just finished these slippers on the drive home from our trip.
I love them. I knit them like Elba, my Nona used to make. She would tell me we put the twisted bows on the ones for the boys. The girls would get little pom poms on the ones for them. I like the twist ties. Jeremiah held the yarn while I twisted them just like she used to do with me.
I used a double strand of worsted weight yarn to make them.
Here is what I did....
Size 8 knitting needles
Slipper Make 2
Cast on 35 for Large
Row 1 : knit 11, purl 1, knit 11, purl 1, knit 11
Row 2: knit across
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until measures 7 to 8 inches.
Next begin the Ribbed section
Row 1: knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3
Row 2: knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you.
Repeat the ribbing rows for 3 to 4 more inches.
Making sure you have enough length to cover your foot.
I then decreased by knitting two together every other stitch.
I left a long tail and took a needle and put it through the loops and tightened it up. Then stitch up the top of the slipper.
Stitch up the back of the slipper.
I twisted yarn together and let it come back on itself to make 4 strands and made little ties with it.
I just put them through a stitch on the top and tied them in a bow.
Then you have yourself a nice little pair of slippers.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Here is a view from our Cabin. We stayed at a KOA cabin. There were many activities at the camp while we were there. http://www.hockinghillskoa.com/
I saw a hayride go through camp in the afternoon. We played air hockey in a large game room one night. They also had a movie theater. We went to an ice cream sunday bar by the pool.
There was some sort of rock mining contraption at the main office. Where children looked for rocks and minerals.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This lady was making handmade yarn baskets. She said they were from th 1860's. They were often called Scottish Yarn Baskets. http://www.timberandreed.com/Scottish-Yarn-Basket.html
Of course, I can't leave well enough alone. I must try to change everything. The last batch turned into what I should call crazy Mayhaw jelly.
Here's what I did
2 2/3 cup mayhaw mix (1 bottle)
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup sliced strawberrys
1/4 cup crasins
1/3 cup blackberries
1/3 cup rasberries
1/3 cup blueberries
1 packet pectin
I took the hand blender and mixed it all up to a pulp while it was simmering.
I think it came out yummy!
I think I need to make some sort of bar cookie with a crumb topping to put this in the center of.
Something to show it off with.
Each bottle made one batch for me.
2 2/3 cups of Mayhaw Mix (one bottle)
2/3 cup of water
1 box pectin
4 1/2 cups sugar
For the standard Mayhaw jelly
It is a delicious flavor. It kind of reminds me of cranberry in a way. Kind of tart but wonderful.
So, about a week ago at work a Bonnie says to me she is ordering this stuff to make the best jelly in the world. You know those are tempting words, and I must make some also. She says I can go in with her on part of a case to check it out.
It arrived frozen on Friday.
I have never even heard of this fruit called Mayhaw. So what the heck, I better make 3 batches and try it out.
Here it is.....
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Well, I must say I had lots of cukes ready to pick today in the garden.
I did grow an odd variety this year. I thought I was picking out a normal grocery store variety and it turned out to be longer and thinner.
I must admit they have smaller seeds and are much nicer to eat than the normal ones.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I just finished this cupcake dishcloth. I have made this one before and I like the pattern.
If you would like to make it here is where I found the pattern.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
At the Greene County Fair, I found jars of apple pie filling in the canning exhibit. This has made me go on a quest to find a recipe for canning my own pie filling.
This recipe has 4 1/2 stars by it...... (sounds promising)
This next recipe contains gelatin.
Here is a blog about making apple pie filling.
This last one looks like a good recipe.
I am now on the look out for apples in my area to try one of these recipes out.
If you have any ideas on a good pie filling recipe please leave a comment.