The kid is gone — off to college– and on to new adventures. Last Tuesday was a rough day, but we’re all past it and settling into the new normal. I made sure to make the bed in the dorm room before I left so that his graduation gift had center stage — at least for a few hours. I’m pretty sure that he’s not using it because it’s hotter than “the hot place” in those ivy-covered brick buildings with no air conditioning available!
My sewing room has once again become my refuge. It’s cool and quiet here and my fabric stash keeps me company and it stimulates my mind. I’ve been playing with tiny blocks of coral.
Cindy came to spend a long weekend and she’s been helping at the farm. We started Saturday with an early morning estate sale. I snagged an old Irish Chain quilt in plain muslin and blue. I love it. However, it was pretty well- loved before I stumbled across it.
I’d like to try to salvage what I can. I love this color combination. It cost me a whopping $5. The edges are very rough and the thin muslin in breaking down in many places. What would you do with it? Maybe I can make some pillows?
After the estate sale, we headed back to the farm to can tomatoes and make a small batch of salsa. It took Cindy, Mom and I about 2 hours to prepare 3 bushels of tomatoes.
Cindy and mom worked through the evening hours to process the filled jars. These tomatoes will taste so good in the winter: chili, spaghetti sauce, stewed tomatoes, and vegetable soup dishes galore. I’m not sure that canning is cheaper than buying them from the store, but the taste is very special. They are definitely worth the work. Plus it’s a tradition.
Fall is certainly sneaking up on us.