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Location: North-east PA, United States

Saturday, September 29, 2007

busy, busy, busy

It has been harvest time in the garden. Harvest time leads to canning time. I've had a bumper crop of peppers this year. I just picked over 300 peppers, after having picked at least that many during the summer. I've been on a relish frenzy, using as many peppers as I can. I'll post our favorite recipe (so far) one of these days. I also made hot pepper jelly that is good on just about anything. Many more peppers in the garden. I have enough peppers, cabbage and tomatoes in the freezer to supply a small country.

The Heritage Fair down the road begins today. I've spent the past few weeks fixing up their Union Special which is sweet, sweet little rug loom. I think I spent more time sewing together strips of cotton sheeting for demo-ing than any other one task in the past month.

I'm on the final panel of the green (painted warp) blanket. I need time to weave this off because I have a 15 yard warp commission I must get done ASAP.

I started a sweater. The sleeves are knit and I'm a good 14" into the body. I bought a Countrywool sweater pattern and some Cascade 220 while visiting Claudia last month. It's a fun and easy sweater to knit and a great thing to do during a Yankee game. My gauge changes when the score is close or the team is losing. Oh well. There is no local knitting police that I'm aware of.

There has been discussion on a "list" about blogs and why you love 'em or hate 'em. I love blogs and I like to blog. I was raised not to toot my own horn/brag. Writing of one's accomplishments on a list rings of "bragging" according to my Mommy Tape. Writing the same missive on a blog isn't bragging because it's my space, my diary of sorts, my calendar of events and achievements. Glad I got that off my chest.


Blogger Bev said...

A HA! So that's why you've been so quiet. You lead a full life!

9:33 AM  
Blogger carol said...

Yes! You are so right about blogging, and I had never thought of it that way before.
And, yes, you certainly are busy!

2:32 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I love the community of blogs and bloggers, but then I live in a remote spot and wouldn't otherwise have the connection to other fiberists that the blogs facilitate - it's all about me.

6:10 PM  
Blogger Charleen said...

What a pretty picture all those jars of relish must make!

I think you hit the nail on the head about blogging. Now I have to actually do something worth blogging about!

4:46 AM  
Blogger beadlizard said...

Good luck with the commission, may it all go smoothly.

I have been VERY pleased with my Cascade 200 sweater (the green FLAK). I wear it nearly every day and it's holding up beautifully. The only pills have been from the crutches on days when I walk more than a few miles, and I move along QUICKLY so we're talking a lot of friction. --Syl

10:30 PM  
Blogger Dalis' Blog at Dancing Leaf Farm said...

And you have a lot to be proud of, and it's not bragging. I, too like reading blogs and blogging. It is a journal and you can go back and see what you've accomplished in the past year.

8:40 PM  

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