Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What a busy Month!!

Why are they called summer HOLIDAYS?
August was crazy busy for me.

* Canning:
17 quart jars of sweet cucumber relish
82 quart jars and 2 half gallon jars of apple sauce
corn
cut apples for the freezer

* Mowing grass - takes between 3.5 and 4 hours to mow everything, though since we haven't had any substantial rains since June - I don't think I'll have to mow for a while now.

* Just doing everything else that needs to be done around the yard and house.

Did get some crocheting done in the evenings as hubby and I bond while watching TV :)
Found these really cute ornaments to crochet:


Put one set in my Etsy shop and I'm going to also do them for the kids on my school bus this year. They don't take very long to make, can easily do a few in the evening.

Hopefully now I will have a little time each day to start painting some Christmas ornaments. Yes - it's time to start thinking about Christmas :) I'm almost 1/2 done my shopping! Hubby will be the hardest one to buy for... he really needs to start making a "wish list".

Hope everyone has had a wonderful and RELAXING summer holidays :)
Going to start blogging on a regular basis again - I hope...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I'm still alive :)

This week has been a zoo!
Trying to catch up on so many things. It finally rained this morning! WE HAVE PUDDLES! It's so dry here that the puddles will be gone in no time. My garden took a beating this morning with the thunderstorm - way to much wind, but I think the corn will survive!


Have you ever crocheted with t-shirt yarn? I've purchased a bunch of colors and I'm going to crochet a rug for my kitchen.




Now all I have to decide is what order to do the colors!


I've also been busy crocheting for charity - have another box full ready to go :) The rolls are a hat and scarf set. There are also 2 afghans under all the scarf sets.




Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!! Can you believe it's August already?
 

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