Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I received this book from my Son and DIL last Thursday, along with a card that says:  "Hey Granny, you have alot of work to do."  I am so thrilled and delighted.  Hm. my last post said I didn't know what to do with all that stash of fabric.  Guess I know what to do with it now.
The baby is due in March.

This is a vase I picked up at a garage sale.  I love the "smarty-pants" attitude.  It's great for one big bloom.

It's that time of year again, and I have been canning.  This is the applesauce I have done, so far.  In this batch, I included those hot cinnamon candies, along with raisins.  It tastes devine!

And here are my tomatoes.  I am growing an assortment of red, yellow and chocolate tomatoes, so this has become a sort of "calico" mix, especially since I included a few green ones, too.

Terry, formerly known as "T", taught me how to make fruit cordials.  These two bottles are filled with Raspberry.  Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm.  And in front of them is a tray of little shot glasses I got at the thrift store.  Yes, they are asymetrical, you aren't seeing things.
And these are my Blackberry cordials.  Very good, but not rich like the Raspberry.

Pippi Longstockings is here to say goodbye.  The alpacas should be gone by the end of the week.  It is going to be so hard.  I start crying every time I talk about it.  I've survived some really big changes this year, and I know I will survive this.  I've made a good decision, and I can visit my little four legged friends any time I want.  It's just going to take some getting used to.


Pat said...

A few comments here....I'm glad you can see Pippi and the others whenever you want and please show photos of them from your visits, okay? Second...CONGRATS again on the fact that you will soon be a GRANNY. Third.....what is a chocolate tomato and does it taste like chocolate OR a tomato? And...last, but not least, do my eyes detect that there appears to be a good bit missing out of one of the bottles of blackberry cordial????

Barb said...

How exciting for you to have a grandchild, I can not wait to see all of the fun things you are going to create. Yes, you have gone through alot of changes and have been such an inspiration to us all....

Gene Black said...

As life goes on we all live with changes. The best we can do is embrace the changes and live life to the fullest. YOU have done as well at that as anyone I have known.

The canned goods and cordials look great!

a BIG congrats on the upcoming addition!

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Goodbye Pipi - for now. So many changes for you this year - and so many happy ones coming. A grandbaby changes your life forever - and is the sweetest change there is.

Now get sewing Granny - you will make such darling little tiny things.