Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall Roses

The weather cooled off so my Knockout rose decided to put on a Fall show...

Tomatoes, Apples.......

....and not much sewing going on.

Not much genealogy work going on.

This was yesterday.....

It's almost hard to believe how many apples you have to peel to fill seven quart jars.

This is today's task.... get these made into juice.

These were picked yesterday..............

And will be ready in a few days.
Let's not forget these...

Can't make tomato juice without some peppers.
The peppers & tomatoes picked yesterday were still a little green, but with the possibility of severe thunderstorms it seemed best to pick anything that was even a little bit turned. If the plants got hailed to a pulp at least I got these.

And here's the future......

....plenty of pears to can if nothing happens to them.  At least they shouldn't be ready until late this month or even in October.

The only even vaguely sewing project I did last week was to get these pressed...

They still need to be squared up and counted. I sure hope I have enough made.

Then there's this that needs to be worked on. It's the project for Quilt Club on the 14th. Doesn't look like much yet.

I'm doing it from a picture I found on the Internet so must sew it up and write the pattern. Wish me luck.....actually, maybe you should wish the other members good luck!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ah, Retirement!

I'm just about through my first full day of retirement. My last day of work was actually Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday were my regular days off so today was the first day I would have had to go to work. The time between last January, when I told the Library Board I was retiring at the end of the summer, literally flew by and before I knew it the newly hired Director was working with me, training for her new job. And here I am, a lady of leisure.

Lady of leisure my foot!!!  There's several buckets of tomatoes, apples and pears sitting here waiting their turn to be canned, a quilt waiting to be quilted, a trip today to pick up granddaughter's repaired ball glove and meeting her downtown to make the hand-off as she was on her way through town to her game. Add a trip to the grocery store, then a trip back downtown to the post office when I realized I needed to get Daughter's birthday card mailed along with a stop at the Library with an invoice that had come in e-mail and answering some questions the new gal had. When would I have found time to work??

I have realized that the title of my blog is out of date now. Maybe I'll have to stick a (retired) in there somewhere. :)

I know things will settle down once all the canning is done and then maybe I'll have time to catch up on reading, work on genealogy, sew more and maybe even try my hand at digital scrapbooking....I've been collecting stuff for that for years (gigabytes worth!) but the time it takes to learn just hasn't been there.  So I guess I do have sort of a plan for all that "leisure time".