Thursday, August 29, 2013
I can't believe that I never posted about my newest sewing machine acquisition. I got her for the fantastic price of $50. The cabinet has been professionally refinished, and the machine itself runs like a dream. I didn't get the manual with it, so I need to figure out how to wind the shuttle bobbin, but I'm pretty sure I can find that info somewhere online if I just take the time to look. Isn't she a beauty!
Monday, August 19, 2013
This is the first year that I entered my knitting in the provincial exhibition. I didn't know what to expect, as I had never even been to the exhibition before. I had to make three trips to Charlottetown, one to drop off my knitting, one to pick up my knitting, one an extra trip in between to check out the competition and to see if I won anything, and I did! Two first place ribbons, two seconds, and a third. My two pairs of mittens didn't win anything :( Next year I hope to enter not only knitting, but maybe some quilting and cross-stitch also. I'm going to be one busy girl this winter!
|Hat and mitten combo, and preemie set|
|Work socks and baby set|
|Fancy socks (and my foot, lol!)|
|Fancy mitts and work mitts|
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
We are busy, busy, busy with the garden. Canned beets, canned beans, dill pickles, dilled carrots, dilly beans, mustard beans, bread & butter pickles, dehydrated zucchini chips. Today we have made 9 quarts of bread and butter pickles and have another batch ready to go this evening.
|Yellow beans in the pressure canner|
|Canned beans and dill pickles|
|Dehydrated zucchini chips|
|Bread & Butter Pickles covered with ice|