Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Another batch of quilts

Thanks to Pat, quilter extraordinaire, I have another batch of quilts to deliver to Dr. Kaufman. These two quilts so similar and so different due to the frabrics. She is a much more accomplished piecer, and I hope to *grow up* just like her! Actually our skills are complementary since I prefer quilting over piecing, but there is much room for improvement in my piecing. Hope this wild quilt of mine brightens some child's day! I tried to use lots of scraps, but as usual it hardly made a dent in the pile.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fruits of our labor

It's wonderful to have help, and in two days we had four five-gallon buckets of peaches processed. What a yield! I made a batch of cordial--well at least I got the nectar made until procuring the final ingredient, juniper berries. I still had a bottle of aged cordial from 2004 which is wonderfully mellow and the best stuff mixed with honey and lemon for a sore throat or cough. Hoping to still get some apples from the local orchard to put up applesauce. It's comforting heading into winter with the cupboards full.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Peach pickin'

What a wonderful day. We headed up to Embudo to pick peaches, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. It always amazes me to see Johnnie's peach tree so loaded. His tree never even takes alternate year breaks. We got there just in time to pick lunch up from Sugar's BBQ We ate at Johnnie's picnic table with peaches periodically raining down on us. Johnnie's place is always a feast for the eyes, but at peach harvest it's also a feast for the nose with the smell ripe peaches heavy in the air. The bees were buzzing all the fruit on the ground, and I would love to find their home to sample some of the peachy honey.