Thursday, August 21, 2008





So far...

so good. This is the center of my fall-o-ween quilt. I love quilts with words on them. I have been working on some pumpkins and such for a wide border- growing it to a bigger size. Who knows, I might even throw in a spider- feeling brave, huh? I am determined to use up all the feature fabric as it isn't really anything I'll use much in the future. Guess I'll be piecing the back.





We've been busy trying to get some canning in, this week. Still so much to do. My back aches just thinking about it. But I'll be very happy this winter when we need a summer-day treat. I tend to only plant what we will freeze or can- like tomatoes, green beans, and corn. The apples are plentiful. It's been a good growing season, this year- if a bit late, in harvesting. I've been caught sewing when I should be canning...






My oldest boys have been gone for about a month now- vacationing on their own. One in Alabama and one in West Virginia. We are missing them, especially with so much work to do... but also, just their lovely company. Bekah(7yr) talked on the phone to her big brother Joe(18yr) for about 45 minutes, today. I figured that if he wanted to cut it short, he could have, but he seemed to enjoy the chat as much as she did. He'll be headed home next weekend. Dan(17yr) will probably be gone another month. sigh. We sure do miss him, but I hear he is having a blast fishing, swimming, cake tasting, and studying.

6 comments:

Peni said...

Can you believe it? The word verification for this comment is "canin" ... spooky.

The quilt center is adorable - and a fine break from the lot of hard work all that 'canin' must be. If you need a written excuse, I'll write it.

I was surprised to see the spider web print - and will be even more surprised if a spider comes walking across the top of that quilt. :) But I still like surprises.

I would like to take one of your kind of breaks from canning too. Maybe today....

Julie said...

I just wish I had tomatoes to be "puttin' up" for winter! I'll pick the 5th today since it has finally gotten enough color. A truly pitiful harvest but better than nothing.

I adore the spooky quilt top. I've got a bunch of purple & orange & lime green fabric, even some glows in the dark stuff. I'm inspired to make a front porch banner now that I've seen yours. How did you do the lettering? Applique?

Your kiddos are all such charmers.

My word verifications always look like something in Martian!

teelduo said...

gonna be a very pretty quilt even if it is halloweeny. LOL

I still can't believe your boys havce been gone so long. When is Dan going to grandmother's and grandfather's?

Quilt Pixie said...

maybe the spider could hide on the back of the quilt?

Julia said...

I have that magazine and I wouldn't be putting spiders on it either. It is sure is turning out cute!! Pumpkins in the borders would be just perfect.
You have such adorable children. It is sure hard when they get old enough to leave home on their own. I'll bet you really miss those 2 handsome sons of yours.

kaydeebug08 said...

I can not believe your boys are 18, 17, etc. Last time I saw them, I beleive they were 8 or 9!! I can't beleive it! Your family is just beautiful!

- Katie Rogers (Cleek)