A Variety of Things

by Karen on August 22, 2013

in Baking/cooking, Love Entwined - Esther's BOM, quilts, Red & Green Traditional Applique

It was a very busy day yesterday – I was canning – Green Tomato Relish – 7 pints.  I decided my tomato plants were not going to get much more out of them, I have not had very many ripe in close to two weeks.  The sun is not shinning very long on that area of the yard right now – so I pulled them all out and had a large amount of small green tomatoes and some medium size.  I got some green bell peppers and red bell peppers, onions and the spices and got to work.This is what I ended up with.  This is sweet relish it has sugar and vinegar in it.  Chopping all those veggies took some time and I wasn’t done until almost 2 in the afternoon.

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When I got done with that though I got busy on Love Entwined – I got two flowers done but I’m not satisfied with the centers – they are not even in the center so I think I will either add some embroidery – French Knots or tiny circles.  I have two more of these to do on the opposite side – then I will decide what to do about the centers.

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Wednesday night I got more of the quilting done on the Red and Green – almost to the point of cranking down the quilt again.  A little more to do on the side border and I forgot to quilt on the leaves so I will roll that back slightly so I can work on the leaves.

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On the Pinwheel quilt I have 9 or 10 blocks out of the 30 finished – a ways to go on this one, I haven’t been picking it up often.

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I don’t English Paper Piece but I thought this little case looked so cute I thought I would pass it on for people to see.  The blog is called “The Zen of Making”  - I use hexies but not EPP but this sure is cute.  I have a feeling I could make this and use it as a sewing case for something.  Go to the link above for the instructions and see what it looks like when it is closed.

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kaholly August 22, 2013 at 5:53 am

You sure do keep busy!! That relish looks delicious. Haven’t done any canning in years!
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Thimbleanna August 22, 2013 at 8:40 am

I saw that cute little sewing case on pinterest. I love that it can hold a few fat quarters and that it’s compact to toss into a purse.

Your tomato relish looks wonderful. My tomato plants have been awful this year — nothing is ripening. The chippies seem to enjoy the green tomatoes though!

Jan O August 22, 2013 at 8:51 am

Yum – green tomato relish! We make it too, using a recipe handed down in my husband’s family. The original recipe calls for “half a nickel’s worth” of mustard seed. Those old family recipes are the best!
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thezenofmaking August 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

Thanks for featuring my English paper piecing travel kit!
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Nedra August 22, 2013 at 12:42 pm

That little Hexie case is darling! A lot of work, but I love English Paper Piecing. And your relish looks YuM:)
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Karen August 22, 2013 at 10:33 pm

thanks everyone – I thought that case was really cute too.

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