Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Classes at Wagnalls

We just finished up our classes at Wagnalls Library last week. This is Lisa's version of the Ritzy Cracker quilt. She choose to do it in Ohio State colors. We put it on the design wall to get the color placement just right. Pictured in the photo are Sandy, me, Roseanne, Lisa, Pat, and Sally. We had such a good time working on all the quilts. Next week we will start the Dresden plate table runner. The ladies will be working with the Dresden plate ruler and I'll teach them some applique techniques. They are enjoying the process of making quilts and learning new techniques.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Sewing Group

Every Monday morning ladies gather in Canal Winchester at the Community Center to sew and chat. We enjoy helping each other with new patterns and techniques. Some days we go to lunch at a local establishment. Other days we bring something from home. It's a great opportunity to fellowship with ladies that have the same passion. We are growing some lasting friendships and getting our projects done too.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Planting

Sunday afternoon was such a wonderful time to get out in the yard and do some fall planting. We found two shrubs at the Keller's Nursery on Saturday. We couldn't wait to get them in the ground. The first one is a Little Lime Hydrangea. It will be lime green in the summer and turn pink in the fall. Now it's turned a light tan, but I love the way it adds texture to the garden and it's not even in the ground yet.

The second one my husband fell in love with. It's called a Japanese Beautyberry. It has the most beautiful color of purple berries. We decided to plant it in front of the pines and eventually it will be quit large and covered with these beautiful purple berries. I love adding to the beauty of our back yard. We enjoy looking out our kitchen window at some the plants we've added in the past twenty nine years we've lived here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Warm Applesauce

The kitchen smells so good with the apples cooking in the crock pot. My grandson and I went on a field trip to Lynd Fruit Farm with his kindergarten class a couple of weeks ago. I picked up a big bag of Jonagold apples. This is the third batch of applesauce I've made. I just wash them good, peel them and put them in the crock pot to cook for a few hours. They don't even need any added sugar. Warm applesauce is delicious!