Thursday, September 04, 2008

Apologies...

all around. So sorry I have been "incognito." Canning season really does a number on the creative side of my brain- not to mention the worn out body I'm wearing these days. I'd guess that we are approaching 300 quarts of various garden goods- and they will be good this winter, I'm sure. Gotta keep that in mind when you are just too tired to stand!

That "falloween" quilt was my last bit of sewing. I did piece, quilt and bind it- that's got to count for something! I closed up the machine and it's stayed closed as I had company and canning. Guess which one was more fun? I finished this HUGE doily a week or so ago and I've been too tired to do more than a row or two on other crochet projects. That's when you know you're tired, when you can't keep your eyes open to crochet. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, though. Applesauce and apple butter and then, really, I'm done. really.

5 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

glad the produce has been so plentiful, and the harvest proceeded smoothly -- also really glad its you not me dealing with it :-) City girl all the way here....

teelduo said...

Well I hope company was more fun. ROFL The doilie is purdy! Love you and miss you OXOX

Lynn Dykstra said...

We did so much canning and freezing (and butchering chickens) growing up. One of my favorite memories was my mother waking us early one morning, after weeks of canning, saying we were going to do apples all day, and we were going to let the rest of the apples rot on the ground. We made much pie filling/apple sauce/spiced apples into the late night and she kept her word, the rest of the apples were allowed to fall and decay!

Darcie said...

Oooh...so lacy and dainty feeling. Very delicate. Gorgeous!

I know just the feeling about "falling asleep at the wheel" so to speak. I always chuckle at myself when that happens. Like "whoa...guess this is a relaxing passtime, huh!"

After the harvest...please do get a much needed respite from the fruitful work, ok?!

Love you basketfuls!

Isobel said...

I remember making apple butter with my mom. We sat in the cellar (three sides underground-the front above ground-it wal coolest in there in the summer, mom peeling apples and telling stories to us children. The apple butter was cooked in a huge copper kettle (borrowed from the neighbors) in the back yard. We had to keep a fire going under the kettle all day till the apple butter thickened. I can't remember if mom processed the apple butter or not. If so this was done in a washtub set up on blocks over a fire in the back yard as well. The washtub would hold 20 quarts at a time. I think the kettle would make probably 30 or 40 quarts of apple butter.