Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hummingbird Moth?

When I first saw this I thought it was a baby hummingbird but it is a moth it wouldn't stay still just kept fluttering from flower to flower so I couldn't get a really got pic

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Canning Tomatoes

Last week I cleaned out the cold storage room got rid of old canning some dated back to 98. Yesterday went out of town and got 40 lbs. of tomatoes so this morning I canned them got 14 qts. and 2 bags that I froze as I wasn't going to add more water to the canner for 2 quarts.I made 7 of them stewed with green peppers celery and onions.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Prep Work

Been doing prep work for the retreat next month Oct. 11, got 5 projects to bring this is a new book I got, in the back of it is an envelope with the pattern templates I started with 2 charm packs assembled them into 8x10 had to make 80 leaf shapes to applique to the charms they are all done.
I am going to be a grandma again at the end of Oct. hope it will be a girl as this will be for her??? Guess I should make a boyish quilt too just in case. I did make a monkey quilt for my niece and think I will make this one again as it turned out so cute. need to dig out the pattern and go through my fabric.

Seen a scrappy quilt in a mag made up with a Puss in the Corner block and a 6.5" piece of fabric set on point good way to use up some of my civil war fabric, if I make it with all different fabric none the same will need 200 think I should be able to got over 100 right now.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Where did the summer go????

Have been busy this summer not much time for sewing though this happens most summers too much outside work to do. Looked at the calendar and the retreat is coming soon 3 weeks today. I have a few projects in mind to bring, got to get started on doing some prep work, think I'll start tomorrow.

Had a good time with Autumn though she only stayed for 3 weeks instead of the 4 her mom ended up in the hospital and though I tried to keep her occupied her mind was on her mom. We played with clay again and more projects.
I ordered some new quilt books one being the Civil war Anniversary will have to look at it close as it looks a bit like the Civil War Diary  The Civil War Anniversary Quiltsby both the same women Rosemary Youngs