Friday, September 24, 2010


This morning I went to the quilt shop to do the next block of the week. It's on my list to take pictures of the blocks I've done so far. Today's was a pinwheel which involved making half-square triangles then sewing them together. I learned that squaring up each half-square is better than squaring up the final block (although it's a good idea to do both.). A more perfect midpoint is achieved by squaring up first.

After I got home I spent the afternoon making salsa. What an involved job! And I even used the food processor. Here's the recipe I used. I cut it in half, cut the jalapenos in half again and eliminated the sugar. It made just over 14 pints. I have no idea if it's good or not. I hope so, since we have that much. Amy was a big help. Even so, I was pretty worn out by the time I finished.


Noelle the traveling doll just arrived yesterday, so she needed something to occupy her time today.






She's pretty cute.

The weekend is here which means dh will check the garden. I wonder how many tomatoes he'll have for me tomorrow? Next tomato project--drying. Our oven will dry things, so we're going to try that.

After the tomatoes are done I'll do applesauce. I think our Z'ville friends ought to come help. ;-) You know who you are. :)


Mom said...

I'm not sure you ought to work your house guest so hard. ;-)

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

What's the story behind the traveling doll??

And you know, we just might come help. . . depending when you do it. . . there are so many days of the week now full with lessons though. . . even Sat. a.m.'s . . . groans. I tell myself, it is only for a season!! But I'm already looking forward to next summer and the more relaxed schedule!

Mom to Anyone said...

A friend and I are doing applesauce tomorrow. I have five cases - 200 lbs that I got for $6 per case. We'll just get as many done as possible then do something else with the rest.