2015
09/03

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quilts

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Stars of Honor done

IMG_2996It’s all finished and ready to be delivered as soon as she goes east of the mountains.   It was difficult to get it up as it is long.    So someone will enjoy it’s warmth.

2015
09/02

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food

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THE BOOK

 

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The book is published and I have copies!    It is so much better than I thought it would be.   It is a fairly thick 8.5 x 11 book

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The list of contents

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And look what I will be doing the first part of next week

 

2015
09/01

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farming
Life
quilts

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Sane?

Today after breakfast, we, no I, decided to do our workout.   So we took the mattress off our king sized bed, then proceeded to reverse the sides of each set of box springs.   What a difference that made.   When one often sits on the side of the bed, it gets a bit weak, so by changing them around, we probably will get another 2 years out of this mattress set.   And that was a big workout!

Then while I spent time on the phone with Carbonite (I recommend them to anyone who doesn’t want to lose info on the computer) DH went to get more feed.  When he came back we put it in the garbage cans for that purpose.

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After a late lunch, I had time to work in the studio, which convinced me that I may not be totally sane.     This has been on my desk for a very long time, Copyright is 1993.   I have no idea when I bought it nor did I remember even cutting these pieces out.   The finished size is 18.5 x 16.5″.  The pattern is meant to hang on the wall to pin lapel pins on.

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I found two sets of these vest backs with instructions to “turn under raw edges of armholes, shoulder and neckline 1/8″ and applique edges to background fabric.”   And I have 24 of these!

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This is the other set.  These vest fronts were sewn, but not turned.   You see there is one missing in the upper right and the first set (above this)  have only backs.   There is no additional colored fabrics, and only a bit more of the white background.   The fronts are attached only at the shoulders and many of them will have an inside pocket – also hand sewn.   This is how ufos are created.   So now I have what little vests have been sewn, turned.   I will put it away for awhile.  Maybe I’ll run out of something to do and figure out what to do with this.

 

2015
08/31

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Life

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Another dress for Christmas

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This little girl came home with us from Goodwill.   She had only shoes.   Now she has one nice dress.   As soon as I find the time to look up how to fashion her hair, she will get her hair done.  And we will make her a few more clothes.   Then she will be available for adoption by a young girl who really needs to have someone for whom to care.

2015
08/30

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quilts

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Stars of Honor quilted

IMG_2981I spent most of the day on this. It is quilted now and I tossed it over the board so it can wait until I get time to cut all the thread tails and cut the extra batting off the sides.   Then it will be ready for binding.    Bit by bit, these quilts get done

2015
08/29

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farming
Life

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The Foxes are ready for a new home

IMG_2967I feel so back to normal!   I’ve been enjoying this “California weather” we’ve been having for the last 2 months.  Yesterday,  I woke up to rain and cooler with the forecast for a whole week of rain – that’s right 7 days with wind off and on.  So normal, but not for the last week of August.  I think the earth shifted an entire month forward.    And we need the rain, so I’m not complaining.

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And I don’t think I’ve updated you on these fast growing chicks.  Two of them are no longer with us.

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2015
08/28

Category:
food
Life

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A day of cooking

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This morning, I grated potatoes that had been boiled yesterday, added seasonings, then put them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.   At 400, I baked them for 20 minutes, flipped them, and did a bit over 10 minutes on the other side.   Delicious and no oil!.

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I FOUND the recipe for the zucchini patties that DH likes so much.   It is in this cookbook by Barbara Watson.

 

IMG_2973   I made 2 batches of triple the recipe which made 6 dozen patties.   We should be good with zucchini patties the winter.  I don’t know what I’ll do with another big zucchini.  I may have to discover more recipes.IMG_2975  I did not have enough bread or bread crumbs to make the second batch, so used oats instead.   The patties are very good, but not as delicate as the ones with bread crumbs.   At least now I know that if we have to remove wheat again, we can still have these burgers.

2015
08/27

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Life
Sewing

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Another dress and time

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She is so happy to have this new dress.  It has been in the process for awhile.  Today while waiting on the phone (3 hours session) with Carbonite, getting all my info back, I was able to finish it.    I have a box of shoes somewhere, but need to look for it.

Does it bother you that other people seem to value their time much more than yours?   I agreed to sign for the coop delivery for someone camping this week.  Two people were each supposed to pick theirs up at a designated time.   One did and the other came nearly 2 hours late.  Her excuse was she woke up late because she was canning peaches until 2 a.m.   It didn’t appear to bother her in the least that I was waiting there all that time for her to pick up her items.

2015
08/26

Category:
food
Life

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Zucchini and shopping

 

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Not one, but two of these monsters were hidden in the garden.

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Since DH likes zucchini bread, I made 6 large loaves tonight after supper.   There is still enough grated zucchini for several batches of his favorite zuke patties, but I can’t find the recipe.   I know that it uses tofu and I’m thinking oats, but perhaps it was wheat because I haven’t made it since he was put on a gluten-free diet.   This summer he decided he was tired of that and didn’t think it made a difference, so went back to eating wheat.   Now I just need to find that recipe so I can make them and freeze a lot of them.

I started the day at the gym after breakfast, then came home, a quick clothing change and off to both of the Costco stores.   One is for merchants for resale and the other is the normal type of Costco.  It’s interesting how ideas and habits are passed down.   I know that we have stores available all winter long, but Mother came from a Dakota wheat farm, where that wasn’t the case.   They ate during the winter what they put up in the summer.  In turn she canned and put up most of what we ate during the winter.

 Now, even though I don’t grow all our food, I still seem to be driven to have enough food on hand to get through the winter and in this case that means water as well, since when we lose power, we lose water.   Even then, in the winter,  I do go to the store for fresh salad items and other things I’d like, but could get along without.   So it was off to the Costco stores for about 3 hours of browsing and some buying.  (Don’t you love to look and see what new items are there).  There will be another trip or two before bad weather hits.  Then home to make dinner.

 

2015
08/25

Category:
Garden
quilts

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Fox and raspberries

IMG_2961  I have about a quart that I picked tonight and maybe I ate that many while picking.   These will go into the freezer for winter eating.

IMG_2960My friend had car troubles so didn’t come to do her quilting today.   So I quilted the little foxes and will bind tomorrow (I hope).   I’m thinking these will be fun for someone who has lost their home to the fires.   I have a few other child quilts that I will also give.   The quilt that was too short yesterday is long enough today, but has not found  back to being loaded on the machine.