Oh what a beautiful day, I've got a beautiful feeeeeeeling........
Good Morning Quilty Friends! Is everyone enjoying the beautiful fall weather? This is my favorite time of year. The crisp morning air is so refreshing. I'm one of those people who loves to have the windows open. Waking up with a little chill in the air and sipping on a cup of coffee is heaven. What a way to get the day started! Add a little quilty inspiration from
Judy's Design Wall Monday Linky and it's even better.
A lot has happened over the weekend but not a lot in the Studio. My design wall is creeping along slowly. After pinning a few of the small dresdens to the design wall and doing the quilt stare I'm just not sure this is "doing it" for me.
All the white spaces are going to covered with little daisies dresdens. Well that was a plan, but now I'm not sure. Maybe once I get them all on the wall I'll like it better.
Below is the time stealing green beans I canned this week. Normally I freeze green beans. All of my canning in the past was done by water bath method. If it couldn't be canned in boiling hot water I froze it. Why? I'm terrified of pressure canners. Why? When I was a kid my girlfriends mom was canning squash and it the canner lid somehow blew off, leaving her with 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her face and arms. Well our freezers are full, and there's tons of beans on the vine. It's time to get over the fear of pressure canning. So last Tuesday I purchased a Canner. It sat in the box until yesterday. I read and reread the instructions, watched youtube videos, searched canning blogs, feeling no more confident about using it than before. Finally about 2 pm yesterday I decided to just grab the bull by the horns and DO IT. Of course after that little Jiggly thing on top started making noises I hid around the corner watching the pot from afar. Nearly having a heart attack when I had to run in and adjust the burner temperature. I'm not quite as afraid, but I've still tons to learn about water to veggie ratio. About 7 jars will need to be eaten soon because the water in them reduced by half. That's when big hungry families come in handy. They love eating mistakes!
Now for the good news. My grandbabies came to town! My daughter Amanda(on the right) and her 2 little sweeties came for a quick visit on Saturday. The only thing that would have made this day better was to have my youngest son here also, but he had to work. My oldest son(Derek) is the handsome fella on the left. And those little ones atop are my grandbabies Hunter and Aylin.
Getting everyone to look at the camera was impossible. I didn't care, at least they were here!
~ Lea Anne ~