I wasn’t going to blog this evening. I am tired. I left the house about 9 this morning and drove to North Little Rock to spend the day with my daughter. Melanie has been growing some cucumbers and wanted pickles. She had never made them so wanted a mom/daughter day – “show me how to make pickles mommy” LOL, ok not quite those words but kind of 🙂 I had the canner, the jars, the lids, the recipe — she had the cucumbers, spices & vinegar. Kind of an even trade. When I arrived we first went to the river market area as the farmer’s market is held there. We checked to see if they had some small cucumbers to add to hers – they didn’t and turned out we didn’t need them. But they did have tomatoes and we got some to try our hand at ketchup – I had never made that but thought why not give it a try. I left most of the pickles with her but I did bring home 3 jars and a jar of ketchup. We only got 2 pints out of the tomatoes so we split it.
Here is Melanie on the left working on the pickles.
I got home a little after 7 this evening! I spent some time approving all of the entries that came in today for the drawing – my god people – I have got over 70 of you to pick from and there is still tomorrow!!! That is way more than I ever thought would come on over to this. What fun it will be seeing who the two winners are on Saturday.
My daughter’s dog was feeling somewhat neglected during the day as we were too busy to play with her. Here is the dog Patty on the couch and on the couch is a quilt I make Mel years ago and a wall hanging on her wall. She doesn’t quilt but she likes them! She will be posting about our day on her blog with photo’s – her DH took a bit of photo’s and I will have to wait until tomorrow to see what they are like. She will probably post later tonight or tomorrow.
I managed to get in a couple stitches on the “Insanity” quilt last night on the quilting frame but not enough to bother taking a photo of – maybe later in the week. This morning before I left I did work on the border a little more of the Christmas quilt. It is coming along!