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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Everything! My week's harvest, etc.


This is the last of the Asian pears!  We have some in the refrigerator to continue enjoying for a bit!


Remember my Elderberry trees my "wonderful gardener" scalped!  They must have liked it because look at all the leaves already!!


Some carrots I harvested this past week.  Have two more little patches yet to pull!


"Wonderful Gardener" getting the rain barrel ready to store in the garage for the winter months!


A couple friends came over to work on their quilts one day this week.  This is Darla's finish!  A pretty baby quilt!


I had picked anything that looked like a bean because Coco had been jumping the fence and getting into them.  Good thing I did as here she is caught in the act!


Oh, no!!!!  Mom caught me!!!


My friend Sue came from Michigan and stayed overnight.  We worked hard making lots of cards, went to the Farmers Market and looked in some little shops.


Here are some samples of some we made.  You can't see the pretend stitching but the middle represents a quilt four patch.


Here is a close up of one of them.  She has this little machine with templates that makes the beautiful dry embossed look design.



Here is another one with the dry embossing design.


Here are three more that we did up differently.


Some other ones we did.


Church this morning and the "Littles" came over this afternoon.  Here is Gracie and her Daddy canning their grape juice.


Six quarts done!  Sure look delicious, don't they!!


This cereal bowl picked full of raspberries today.  Oct. 13th and hard to believe!!  Well, this certainly has been a busy week but a nice one.  Wonderful weather we have been having.  Hope your week was wonderful also!!

25 comments:

Becky @ Becky's Place said...

Have they made grape jelly with their juice? I have a quart thawing in the fridge from last year's grapes and intend to make a low-sugar grape jelly with it. But it's been hard to find a recipe for exactly that. I have a plum jelly recipe that I was going to use as a guide, as a last resort.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Becky, No, they have not made grape jelly. There is not that many and they love their grape juice. Maybe you could google low-sugar grape jelly and get a recipe? Sorry I can't help you with that one. I have blackberry juice frozen to make jelly if I ever get around to it but we don't eat a lot of jam or jellies. Good luck! Thanks for visiting!! Nancy

emilysincerely said...

Nancy - you and Sue made some beautiful cards! WHAT FUN! They have my creative juice flowing... I hope to get upstairs to play with cards now sometime next week! So so pretty!

Daphne Gould said...

Love those Asian pears. It is another fruit I'd love to have in my garden, but don't. There are so many wonderful fruits and it is so hard to pick.

stoneyacres said...

Beautiful pears! And I'm jealous of the fresh raspberries! Everything looks great this week!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous pears and carrits, and love picture of Coco getting in trouble :)

nutmeg gardener said...

Your Asian pears look really wonderful Nancy! As do your raspberries. What a full week you've had, blessed by friends and family. The cards came out just beautiful.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi emilysincerely, Have fun making cards and post them when you do! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Daphne, Your right! We can only squeeze so many trees into our yards! But I don't have apple and you do!! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi stoneyacres, Thanks! I am really surprised at the amount of fruit that we harvested on our little lot this year! Glad you could visit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jenny, Thanks! Coco seems to get in trouble quite a bit!! Glad you could visit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener, Thanks! It was a full week but so nice to do all those things with friends and family! Glad you could visit! Nancy

Bacon said...

Your cards are beautiful. I'm sure the people you give them too really appreciate them.
And your pears are picture perfect!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Bacon, Thank you! The cards are nice because I can stamp different sayings in them for different occasions! We sure did enjoy our pears this year and still am enjoying them! Thank you for commenting on my blog!! Nancy

Audrey said...

Well Nancy ... it does look like you have had a busy week, but so productive. That is the kind of week that I like. Everything looks so good and having fun with friends is so important too.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Audrey, Yes, it was a very busy week but lots of fun. I don't know how long I could keep up that pace though! LOL Thanks for visiting! Nancy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness, it has been a busy week! I still cannot believe your precious puppy eats from your garden!! and oh my that grape juice looks fabulous!

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Polka Dot Closet, Busy weeks are certainly fun but this young lady sure gets worn out! Coco loves almost any type of veggie and fruit! She loves to eat. Period!! Thanks for visiting! Nancy

lynn said...

you have been busy! love your papercrafting, nancy:) my husband was amazed coco eats green beans! have another great week!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lynn, Thanks! Tell your husband Coco eats asparagus and almost every vegetable and fruit there is! She even ate my hostas to the ground so had to get rid of those! Glad you could visit! Nancy

lil red hen said...

You've sure been one busy lady this summer and fall with all your wonderful garden veggies and fruits, and now the beautiful cards!

I didn't realize dogs would eat things like this; the dogs here just tear things up in the yard. But, I didn't have a garden, so who knows what they might have done.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

What a fun filled post!!! Your Fall garden sure surpasses mine...

Great friend fellowship as well!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi lil red hen, The summer has flown by! Now we are making apple sauce and dehydrating apple slices! Perhaps your dogs would eat your veggies if they had a chance! Glad you could visit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, Garden almost put to bed. Summer flew by too fast! Love having friends over and doing fun things together! Glad you could visit! Nancy

Anonymous said...

Love all your cards and had so much fun making them with you. Your garden sure is yeilding nicely, and how fortunate to have wonderful gardeners like you two. And that Cocoa, sure does her share of harvesting. Ha. Hugs, Sue Husted