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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sewing, Guests, Donuts & Preserving!


A couple friends came over to sew again.  One of them brought this beautiful pillow case she had made to show us.
 
 
Another friend finished this pillow wrap!  Don't you just love it!
 
 
Then there was me who made a couple simple Christmas table runners!
 
 
I also learned how to square up squares!!

 
I also had friends stop by from Michigan!  My friend, Carol, and her daughter.  Her daughter is a Master Gardener and of course I had to show them my yard!!!  We had a great visit!


I finally got to try out my new donut pan.  They turned out more like cake than donut tasting.  I have another recipe using yeast I want to try next!


Still working on dehydrating apples.  One more dehydrator full yet to do and then it is on to dehydrating carrots.


I started eating the dilly carrots that I had canned.  I like them and want to can more!


Of course I had to get a little reading time in also.  This is a book that I checked out from our library.   Everyone have a great Thanksgiving!  We have so much to be thankful for!

 
 
 
 

 


12 comments:

Daphne said...

I made pickled carrots the first time last week. They have to sit a while before I try them. I usually love all things pickle so I'm hoping that I like them a lot. It would be a fun way to preserve them.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Thanks for visiting! I am not real fond of pickled things so wasn't sure if I would like the carrots. Tried the dilly beans before and didn't care for them. Glad I did like the carrots tho! Come again! Nancy

kitsapFG said...

It looks like you had a great time doing something fun with people that are fun to be with. I may have to give the dilled carrots a go next season!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi kisapFG, Thanks for visiting! Always fun to get togethr with friends with like interests! Hope you will be sure to try dilly carrots next year! Yum! Come again! Nancy

Bama Girl said...

Hi Nancy! I love that you are still harvesting and preserving! And Happy Birthday! Late! Your family and friends sure are blessed to have you! I bet those donuts tasted great! I'm glad your hubby is building you another bed for this Spring! I hope the lasagna system works for you! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings from Bama!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

What a fun time you had with your friends...the pillow wrap is a cleaver idea that also allows you to keep using your pillows...I will have to remember this idea!!

I keep reading about dilly items...good way to use your carrots...
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bama Girl, Thank you for the birthday wishes! I hope the lasagna boxes work well too. He has built me three! Now just has to figure out to do the fine wire tops to keep bugs and Coco out and that I can just lift off! Come again! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn Duke, My friend made a set of pillow wraps for me! I love them! Oe has a snowman, one a pumpkin, one a sunflower and one a watermelon on it so that I can change them out with the seasons! I am sure you would enjoy them if you decide to make some! Thanks for visiting! Come again! Nancy

Cheryl said...

What a great time. I love sewing and wished I had more time to do it.

The doughnuts turned out good. They are more cake like than most recipes. I hope that you like the yeast recipe.

Have a wonderful evening.

~Cheryl

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, You do so many other things, no wonder you don't have a lot of time to sew!! Seems to have gotten really busy here now so I am not sure when I will get to try the yeast donuts. Thanks for visiting! Nancy

emilysincerely said...

Oh Nancy, I like your table runners. And your square squares look fantastic. I would like to learn a bit of machine quilting at some point, just real low on the list right now. Your doughnuts look great. And I am glad you are enjoying your dilly carrots. I did not get carrots plants this fall. oh well!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Emily, Thanks! There is just not enough time to do what we want to do, is there! Next year I want to plant more carrots! Hope you get your carrots planted next year! Come again! Nancy