Sunday, June 21, 2015

Catching up!


Wow the last post I did was APRIL... time flies!

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.

Here is a little recap of what we have done the past 2 months -- hung out in Belllevue Iowa in April -- there is Poochie and Patches over looking the mighty  Mississippi 

 I was wondering about a new name for my Pickin and sewing business It seems like everyone has a cute name.....well Introducing Patches N Pickens -- now everyone thinks Patches if for Patches our dalmatian -- it could be but I thought Patches of fabric in my quilted items! and of course Pickens from  my picked items.
Found some old wood and made this sign for my booth.  Speaking of my booth -- under my name sign is 2 pictures from the Pec Thing -- lots of neat things that I created from other peoples trash!   Love it!

Then this brings it to this weekend...Strawberry Picking!  I used to go with my mom and our neighbor Rose all the time as a kid and loved it.  SO this weekend I told Dear Hubby we were going to go ..... went today and only picked 6 containers --  Here is about 13 pounds of strawberries!   It was a great day for picking.  I will definetly do this every year.  I loved it as a kid and still love it. 
 And this afternoon so fat from 1/2 of the berries I picked I have 10 pints of strawberry jam and 7 pints of strawberry rhubarb jam.   And tomorrow after work I will be using up the rest of the berries.  These will be some nice Christmas gifts and I love homemade jam in the winter,  Just reminds me of the summer day I picked the berries..

Speaking of picking.....I went to an estate sale of a quilter and I got this 20+ yards of fabric and 8 books for $2 -- it was fill a bag day.   Unbelievable I am so happy -- I can make lots of things with this and I also got batting for $1 -- such a nice deal .  Love when you save money on things you actually use!

Well that is about it for now.  I have to take a picture of my latest UFO I completed. this month and of my Farm Girl Vintage blocks I am working on.  Hopefully this week I can update all of that!

Happy Stitches!

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