Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Catching Up

Ok, I admit it. I really suck at updating my blog!!! I have a few minutes here, so here's a little bit of what's been happening. Unfortunately, it isn't much sewing, though.

The 3-Day Breast Cancer walk was AWESOME!!! I don't have my pictures edited yet, but will soon and I'll post some. It was really hot Fridayand Saturday (90's), but Sunday was really pleasant (low 80's and only 15 inutes or so of rain). I met some really neat people and it was great to walk with Lynn and have Jack at camp when we started out and returned each day.

I previously told you about our Fundraiser Bake Sale at Bob Evans and below is a picture. We had at least 3 times as many items as you can see on the tables and we made over $550! Lynn is in the center of the picture and the lady to the left works with Lynn. Her name is Anita and her mom, Louise helped also. These two women were wonderful! Not only did they donate a bunch of food, they also stayed and worked the sale all day! Thanks Anita and Louise:)!!

The Melon Festival was this past weekend and I helped sell raffle tickets for the guild. I didn't work as much as I have in the past because I had to work Saturday morning, a party Saturday night and people already working Sunday and Monday morning. I did work a long shift Sunday night and the last shift Monday. It was fun to visit with lots of people while working!

I was really busy Monday morning and evening. Before I worked the festival, I froze 10 dozen ears of corn while Lynn was cleaning beets for me to can. I didn't start canning until after the festival because I didn't want to have to stop once I got started. As it turned out, I didn't get started until late, but I did stay up until I had 24 quarts pickled and canned! I probably have just as many to go, but I decided that I need to get some sleep. I know, I'm a wimp!

Nikki and Lynn LOVED pickled beets when they were young. The first time their dad and I told them they could each have their own garden area and that they could grow whatever they wanted, they both said they wanted to grow pickled beets! That year I canned 85 quart jars of beets and they barely lasted until the next year. I have a deal worked out with my ex-in-laws. They grow the beets and I pickle and can them. George loves to grow the produce, but every year Pat dislikes canning more and more. We started this arrangement about 3 years ago and it has worked out great! As you can see from the picture below, it is only a matter of time before Quinn starts eating beets! (I bet you thought that I wouldn't add a picture of Quinn to this post, didn't you?!?) In case you can't read what Quinn is saying here..."These peaches are ok, but when can I get some of those pickled beets?"

Ok, I have alot to do before I go to work this afternoon, so I'll continue later - maybe tonight, maybe next week. Who knows!


Katney said...

I am walking in Seattle this weekend and decided to look for other blogging 3-Day walkers. I struck paydirt here, a 3-Day walker/quilter/blogger! I'll be watching for further posts. I've done some quilts for fundraising--but need to get the details of Washington's raffle laws to do it right. Since I jsut retired, hopefully I will have time to do that for next year.

Next year? I'm already talking next year and haven't even walked this year.

Breast Cancer 3-Day said...

Congratulations on walking!

If you have photos, we'd love it if you'd share them on the official Breast Cancer 3-Day Flickr group, Facebook fan page or MySpace page.