Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What I've Been Up To

I love fall....the colors, the smells, the crisp nights.  But it also reminds me of how quickly times passes...how soon the snow will fly....and what's that you say, CHRISTMAS?!?!?  Yikes.

Last weekend we went apple picking, and came home with 2 big bags of Empire apples.  They are a bit too tart for my snacking preferences, but they make a tasty applesauce.
This was my first foray into canning!  And I think it went quite well.  So well, in fact, that after 7 pints of applesauce, I decided to try some cran-apple butter...
6 half-pints!

I still have about 20 pounds of apples in the garage - but I'm thinking I want to get another batch before the picking season ends!  I have big plans.  LOL

My stitching?  Well, that has slowed down considerably again.  After I sent my exchange piece to Becky, I started working on Plum Street Samplers' "Rotted but not Forgotted" ornament from one of the previous JCS Halloween issues.  Nothing worth sharing yet, though.  (I keep getting distracted by apple processing!)  Oh, but I should share the ornament that I received from Carol in the Halloween exchange.
This is a Prairie Schooler design called "Yeow!" from the 2012 JCS Halloween issue.  Isn't it cute??  I think the little bow at the top is just the cutest.  Thank you, Carol!

3 comments:

Thoeria said...

Yowzers.....that's a LOT of apple going on there :)
Beautifully finished exchange piece from Carol!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great ornament from Carol!

Kathy A. said...

Oh! I can smell that applesauce from here!
Love this time of year.

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