Friday, August 18, 2017

A Little of Everything

Where has the summer gone?

We had a short trip to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin with our youngest son and his family. It was a fun time enjoying the water park, going on a boat trip, riding horses, playing games, and eating.

Three quilt tops are together and I've started quilting one of them.

I was able to experience Stitches Midwest with a friend. It was a great day - meeting new people, being inspired, and finding some great yarn, patterns, and treasures.

I've done some baking for the freezer. The pear bread and muffins are a favorite as are the zucchini bread and muffins. Of course, there are always chocolate chip cookies in this house. I tried cucumber bread; a recipe very similar to zucchini bread but we really did not like it! 

The weather hasn't felt like August - it's been quite pleasant! Gardens are producing and "our people" are doing a great job providing us with lots of produce. It is so nice to have organic gardeners that grow much of our food. 
The dehydrator runs most of the time these days and I'm also doing some freezing.

I'm doing some cooking for the upcoming Teacher Luncheon. Our church provides lunch for the local teachers on their first day back. This year I am making the BBQ. It took all morning but BBQ for 70 is finished!

We have more family and friend days planned. And we have a short trip coming up next month - we'll head north to see if the leaves are beginning to turn.

I hope you get to see some of the eclipse on Monday. We'll be using a pinhole camera since we haven't been able to get any glasses.

We are keeping busy and Loving Retirement!


  1. Hubby made me a pin hole viewer before he left for his hike. They are headed to Idaho, to see the eclipse in one of the best areas, before they hike in Utah.

  2. You have been busy.....and the BBQ looks great! three quilt to quilt will give you enough to do for a bit. People are going crazy here over the eclipse and traffic is also a nightmare right now with a million visitors to the county! No glasses here either, so a pinhole viewer it will be/ or the TV!

  3. Busy, busy! Love the look of that produce. That reminds me the kids need to make their viewers tomorrow. They get released from school about an hour into it.... but before the middle.



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