Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Afghan Finished at Last !!

 This is the heaviest afghan, I think I have ever made.  This Pretty picture square was fun to make. I sort of wish now that I had done a more random layout.  It definitely should keep my grand daughter nice and warm this winter. Ha!
 I did a very simple border, this thing didn't need anything fancy. It says it's 108 degrees outside, so I took inside pictures. When it cools down some I will play catch-up and take them outside.
Pattern is here

This afghan ended up being 80 x 60 inches.  My squares were 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches and there were 96 of them. my border was a simple 3 rows of dc and 1 final of sc.

Now off to work on my Hexagon afghan...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What do you think? A Bit to Bright?

My grand daughter Lindsey has just moved from her dorm into her very first apartment. Needless to say it is totally an off-white with drab beige carpet. I thought she definitely needs some color in her life. Ha ! Here is my version of 'this pretty picture' afghan. I have it joined, now just working on the border.....

Yes still preserving. We have already made our jams, White Peach Jam, Peach Cobbler Jam, Peach & Pineapple Jam, and of course good old peach preserves.  Today I have a kitchen filled with wonderful fragrant peaches today.... not canning them though (too much sugar). I will be freezing them for winter eating.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Still Canning & Freezing.....

 I am freezing tons of Green Pepper strips to have this winter. I diced all the first ones, now strips, next they may just go in whole.
My cherry tomatoes are getting oven-dried and then just tossed in a freezer zip-lock, into the freezer. I read on someones blog, that they cut theirs in half. I am trying that on this batch. Usually I just throw them in whole.

I am still working on putting squares together. Nothing exciting in the crochet department. Its still too hot outside to try and get photos. I am ready for fall.