Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Blueberries and fabric

Today started early. I put up 26 pints of plum jam yesterday and thought I was finished with my jam and jelly making as I had put up 28 pints of peach jam last week...but was just going to put up the cherry juice I had into jelly but found that what I thought was cherry juice was really more plum pulp so got it all in a gallon ice cream bucket and called my DIL who was coming out to bring our ice chest back from last week when she came and borrowed to take home the garden and fruit goodies. Well she wanted the plum pulp so glad it found a good home. I did find enough cherry juice to make 4 pints of jelly so that was made this morning. Also picked 2 gallons of blueberries.
I kept one gallon and gave the other to the DIL to take home. She will be jelly and jam making tomorrow. In the meantime she was headed to her mom's house. Since her mom died, she and her older sister have been cleaning the house out. Her mom was a big quilter and think she may have made over 200 quilts in her lifetime and all hand quilted at that. But she had a huge fabric stash. The DIL wanted me to follower her over there after blueberry picking and pick out what fabrics I wanted. I came back with 3 bags full...mostly reds, whites, blues but some other colors as well. Also found an old Tupperware box full of embroidery floss and also they had a bag full of thread. I picked out a couple of handfuls of the thread. When I got home, I sorted it on my sofa so I could wash all the fabric. Here is all the goodies I got today. Better than Christmas.

In the midst of washing it all, I have gotten all the peaches I peeled and sugared yesterday into my dehydrator. Can't wait to try the dried peaches. Will be something good for this winter.

1 comment:

  1. Busy, busy lady! I bet the dried peaches will be great this winter and what a haul of fabrics! Happy canning, freezing and drying!