Monday, July 29, 2013

Granny Squares

This past week I pulled out an old work in progress to play with when I had a small bit of time to sew.  It was a hard choice when I entered my sewing room because I have so many projects going on right now.  How many projects do you work on at one time? I added five blocks to it over the week and I need at least eight more to get it to the size I want.  It's a great block for the small chunks of time I find to sew.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Taste of summer

What does Summer taste like to you?  I've always felt it tasted like fresh berries. So far this summer we've picked strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries!


My helpers always end up eating so much in the fields that I worry about them getting sick!  But, that's most of the fun of picking fresh berries in my opinion.


We made up a batch of strawberry jam, a batch of strawberry-raspberry jam, and two batches if spiced blueberry jam.

I also made my first cherry pie with some amazingly flavorful farmers market cherries.  And, my helpers insisted it had to be an outer space pie if it was going "taste any good at all."