Monday, June 22, 2015

Chasing my tail

It's a sweet Monday Morning again, can you believe it?  The days are just whizzing by me as I chase my tail trying to keep up with all that needs to be done. I thought there would be time to work a quicky quilt into my schedule.  So much for thinking, huh?
This is how it looks this morning.  Hopefully by this evening I can work in some sewing time but I'm not holding my breathe.

While babysitting dad last week I thought there would be time to at least write the pattern for the quilt.  Well heck no.   This is what I accomplished.

The garden is taking up what little time I have at home.  And then there's the wild Black Raspberries that are in abundance this year.  Between me and Ross we've picked about 4 gallon. So this week I've been in the kitchen.  I froze about 3 gallon, canned 18 jars of Raspberry jam and baked one huge cobbler for Mr. Podunk's birthday today.  And lets not forget the beets.  Nine jars of plain ole beets, 6 spiced pickled beets, and 14 jars of beet jelly. 

We also attended a wedding this weekend. Dad can't drive yet so Mr. Podunk and I chauffeured them to the happy event.  The rest of the pictures are courtesy of my sweet cousin Stephanie and her adorable daughter Carrianne. (below).  Her phone camera abilities are much better than mine.  Thanks Steph!

 This was a true Podunk kinda a bar.  To tell you the truth I loved it.  Everyone did, it was so relaxed and laid back.   My Aunt May and her fiance Matt of 20+ years were finally wed.  This was planned long before dad's surgery.  The little bald guy on the right is my dad.    Poor dad overdid himself, we left right after this picture was taken.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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~ Lea Anne ~
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  1. I'm glad your dad felt well enough to attend the wedding. Casual and relaxed is wonderful. I was so taken aback by the quilts on your wall, I hadn't noticed your new creation. It's going to be another beauty!! And beet jelly?? I've never heard of that. It sounds really interesting.

  2. a relaxing wedding is the best kind isn't it, sounds like you have been busy.

  3. Your design wall is as lovely as ever. I so enjoy watching your projects come together. I also enjoyed reading about the wedding and your preserves. Keep on keeping on as you inspire us!

  4. You have been very busy. I went to buy local strawberries last week and the season is over...very early this year. I used to make beet jelly and loved it with any meat. Would you be willing to share your recipe as I don't have mine anymore and I loved it.

  5. A casual wedding is the perfect wedding! Weddings have gotten totally out of control. Hope you have some quality sewing time this week.

  6. I stopped reading at Black Raspberries. they are my very favorite and I haven't had them for years except in store bought jelly. You are so lucky! We do have red raspberries but they are definitely not the same. What a sweet wedding couple. Congratulations to all.

  7. Awww, your Dad looks cute. I can see why he's a "poster" child. ;) What a fun wedding! I'm impressed with your pattern so far. Like Kris (above comment), I am jealous of your black raspberries. Very impressed with all your canning.

  8. No wonder your chasing your tail, you've been doing so much! What a lovely wedding, I love the happy couple photo at the end!

  9. you have achieved so much these last few days, all the cooking bottling etc and so good to see your Dad was so well recovered he was able to attend the wedding, would have been such a shame to miss it after waiting 20 years!

  10. I think you got a lot accomplished! Canning takes so much time and you did a lot. The wedding looks like it was fun and it was so nice your Dad was able to go. Hang in there Lea Anne! Thanks for linking up to Main Crush Monday!


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