Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Canning Berries

Last fall, I canned the blackberries I picked. I usually freeze them. I was running low on freezer space though, and canning seemed like a good alternative. It was the PERFECT solution! When I needed berries for a recipe, I just opened a jar, drained, and I was ready to go. No thawing. No chiseling the frozen berries apart because I FORGOT to thaw. I LOVED it! There's really nothing like opening a jar of fruit on a winter day. It's like getting a tiny taste of summer.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Easy to Grow Perennials- Beebalm

Continuing on with my list of Easy to Grow perennials. We're moving on to Beebalm (Monarda). Also known as Bergamont or Oswego Tea

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Easy to Grow Perennials-Catmint

I wanted to share some of my favorite, easy to grow perennials with you. These are plants that despite the gardening challenges I have (deer, rodents, rabbits, cold winters/spring, short growing season, etc.) they not only grow, but THRIVE!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thanks Simply Notable Group

Let me start by saying, the Simply Notable Group gets me into all kinds of trouble. Whatever KAL, monthly goals, mini swap, , or What's flew into your queue they post. I, somehow, end up right in the middle of it. How does this happen?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th!

That's's the 4th of July already! Can you believe it?!?!?! To celebrate, our JCCF group decided to make our afghan blocks in patriotic colors. Above is the yarn colors I chose.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Only 174 Crafting Days until Christmas!

Yesterday (July 2, 2013) was the halfway point of the year. That's right 182 days.....gone! What does that mean to knitters, crocheters, quilters, seamstresses and crafters everywhere? ONLY 174 crafting days left until CHRISTMAS!
It's time to find the perfect patterns to get crafting for gift giving. To get us started.....may I present the Calorimetry.

It's the cutest headband. Shaping with short rows give it that perfect taper for the back. Knits up SUPER fast. It's the perfect quick project for any female on your list. If you get started now, imagine how many of these you could get knit up!
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