I am back from a lengthy visit with my daughter Holly and hubby Richard. We spent days elbow deep in paint….I’ll have pictures later of her freshly painted formal dining room. We also did a little shopping and eating…a pregnant girl gets hungry quite often…haha…not me, Holly, who is going on 20 weeks! My 13 year old niece made the trip with me and we all enjoyed the beach at St. Augustine and a wild water park on another day. I’m getting too old for that kind of stuff and the sun is just out of my league now. I actually got quite a bit of sun on the beach with 30 and 50 SPF sunscreens, while sitting under an umbrella! Gosh what would have I looked like if I had not done that? I fear a visit to the ER would have been in order! And the spot on my left leg where I failed to get any sunscreen…well you can only imagine what it looked like…it stayed swelled for about a week!! No kidding! It is starting to peel today!
Holly picked the fabric for the new cover I will be making for their baby’s high chair…It is neither boy or girl related but will match her kitchen! Aqua, white, and red!
This willl be the ruffle trim around the cover!
These items of fabric were purchased from sewdeerlyloved Etsy shop!
It is too cute…wish me luck in sewing this project! I’ll let you know how it turns out!
My veggie garden is on a slowdown…just too HOT this time of year! But we have enjoyed fresh white peas, tomatoes, plenty of okra which is still making, bell peppers, onions, English peas, cucumbers like crazy, and potatoes. We are planning to plant a fall crop *wow crop sounds BIG* of more English peas, rutabagas, and collards. A little something all year to keep us fed! I’m on my second batch of homemade pickles right now…it’s a week long process! I was also able to obtain some fresh figs from my SIL with which I eat a pile of and the rest I made into preserves! Now this is a common thing here in the southern part of the south! A homemade buttermilk biscuit, buttered while hot, with a fig preserve is divine! Yep…wish I could share with you all!
Its review time again…yep another Gooseberry Patch cookbook review of what’s cooking! I will be sharing at least 3 recipes I have hand-picked from one of their latest new books. You will also get the chance to pre-order this book at a discount before it hits the store shelves. There will also be a give-away in my review for one lucky winner! So stay tuned and look for this review coming up soon! I have one more recipe to make and then I will be ready!
I hope you all are enjoying your summer, hot as it is…I have missed being here and sharing with you…but as you know life has a way of taking us away from our hobbies and past time pleasures. Life gives us more of the things we need at certain times, more challenges, more opportunities, more experiences, and more excitement. We must take those times and live, learn, laugh, and of course LOVE it, making memories all the while!