I used to grow acres of gardens, but as I've gotten older....and all those mouths to feed are off feeding their own families.... I've really cut back. The other day, however, one of my son's asked if I was going to make my salsa this year. (It's been a couple years). I told him I'd thought about it, but the weather has been bad for gardening and I hadn't found any lately. (After so many years of big gardens, it feels alien to actually buy produce) haha -- He says, "well, I've been chosen family spokesperson, and if we all don't get salsa we will not be happy." ;o)
So after searching far and wide, we finally found a bunch of tomatoes close to us. Jeez. We got 60 lbs. and made new friends. To put in perspective, 53 lbs is a bushel.
Yesterday was the first time my husband helped me with my canning. I had him on the hot water dunk to loosen the skins and we worked together well.
We put up 24 pints and 2 quarts. The quarts were the extra when I was tired of the hot water bath, and will be eaten now. Of course, the son that delivered the message, stopped by today and.... first come first served.... was sent home with some salsa.
At 8:30 pm last night, when the last batch was done, my husband actually asked me if I wanted to get more and put up more salsa. I'm like... gimme a few days to rest up buddy!
Day has come and gone (already!) and the heat of summer is starting to blast us between bouts of rain (and the muggies) ! My
gardens are showing some tremendous growth...hmmm, and that lawn mower
is sure getting a work out too!
got some goodies in my Early Works shoppe the evening of May 31.
There's also some new patterns available on my Website, Patternmart and
Ebay. Hope you can take a moment to stop by!
been enjoying creating wool penny rug door hangers lately! Here's a
peek at my new Butterfly and Cone Flower piece being offered on Early
They have my copy righted patterns, as well as tons of other artists. It says you can contact them, tells ya how, and there's no way to do it unless you sign up and give them your info.
This is a MALICIOUS site. From what I've gleaned so far, people can anonymously put anyone's patterns up and sell them or offer for free. With mine, they've uploaded a photo of the front of my pattern pages. So they aren't denying they are my patterns, but it also appears like I am the one offering them.
** I AM NOT. **
So far I've found 17 of my patterns on here!
They DO NOT have my permission.
Sadly, because of the pic on there, these are being offered on this site by a past customer of mine. 😞
I've also learned this site will steal your personal info as well as your financial info and when you download the PDF patterns, and they put a virus in them somehow.
So please, DO NOT download anything from this site.
I'm still trying to figure out how to contact them to take my patterns off, but not sure how, and there's no way I'm signing up for this site.
So be forewarned. And know that I am not putting my patterns on there.
Thanks so much and if anyone has any suggestions... feel free to leave a post or contact me.
Also, after many years of using the mailing list Bravenet, I'm dropping it for sending monthly newsletters via email. I'm not sure what happened with Bravenet.... the newsletters were bouncing back. I contacted them and I'm just not geek enough to understand it I guess. ;o)
So, If you've signed up with Bravenet in the past, (thank you, by the way), you'll continue to get a monthly letter or you can sign up to Follow By Email on this blog or my website. Thank You!
Spring Break will be here soon and it seems that sadly, the traditions of my kids time in school, are being passed on to my grand kids. 😕 It can be beautiful weather the week before and after Spring Break, but on that long anticipated week, winter/storms/rain/cold .... always seem to return with a vengeance. Is it only around here that happens?
Well I've been having more fun with wool and I have some new designs ready to go live the evening of Feb. 28!
January has sped by and February is around the corner! We've been fortunate to not have tons of snow, however, the cold has been incredible and hanging on! I only hope this cold will kill off those pesky bugs before I plant my garden! 😏 I've been working with wools and loving it! I have a few prim smalls for my February Early Works offerings. Here's a peek at some: