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Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I have been making salsa.  My hubby,  oldest son and grandkids  love this easy to make home made salsa. They can almost eat it faster than I can cann it.  Our tomatoes were small this year but they were meaty. Very good for canning salsa.

Here is what I have been working on as far as quilting. I really enjoy working on this kind of quilt because I can make them and not have to do a lot of planning and they use up scraps and especially UGLY fabric. You know that fabric that is in our stash that we pull out and think, "Where in the world did that fabric come from? Did I buy that? What was I thinking?" Cutting them down to 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches  don't make them look so bad.  Come on now I am sure we all have some. If you haven't tried making a string quilt, get out those scraps and sew one up. I bet you will like it and have lots of fun making it.  


Sonia said...

Salsa sounds yummy. I haven't tried canning any though... maybe one day. :)

Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. :)

God bless and keep you,

Linda said...

Yummy, your salsa looks great. I'm learning to can and I want to can some tomatoes next summer. Salsa might be a good idea too. I might just have to try this.
My first canning experiment will be pickles...I'll let you know how it goes.

I like your quilt. Yes, I have to say I have some of that fabric that you talked about...I bought a Fun and Done template and plan on making a string quilt like this. Have you tried it this way or have you ever heard of Fun and Done? It's a quilt as you go method and it looks pretty easy. Anyway, I'm going on retreat soon and I plan on doing this there. Thanks for sharing your pictures, great inspiration.