Friday, August 25, 2017
This Week in Our Home: The 100 day Sewing Challenge and Canning Beets
A neighbor gave the granddaughter a doll house a couple of weeks ago. Let me tell you I have some great neighbors! I was so excited to receive it but quickly realized that she is a bit young for it yet. So we have decided to put it up till she is a little older. This gives me time to make the little things I think that are needed.
So far, I've sown a mattress and pillow plus a sheet set for the bed (the furniture came with it). I have also crocheted a blanket plus a rug to go along beside it. Now I'm down to the table and chairs. I'm thinking I'll make a table cover and chair pads.
This is helping me on my 100 day sewing challenge that I started with Patsy's blog. I started making baby doll clothes and quickly became frustrated. It had been so long since I had sown from a pattern that I had to quit. I think right now with the garden that little things that I can do fast are my favorite projects. Baby doll clothes will eventually be made probably in the fall or winter.
There is a slight lull in our green bean harvest so I've been finishing making the pickled beets. The husband loves them but frankly I think they taste like dirt. It makes him happy so it's worth all the trouble though.
After my first beet canning session I decided it was easier to cook the beets in the slow cooker. I didn't like having to babysit them till they became just right. This gives me time to do other things while they are cooking without the worry of burning them. I came very close!
How's your week been going so far?