Wednesday, 1 October 2014

WIP Oct 1st 2014

Wow it is hard to believe that it is October 1st already, where is this year going?
In 12 days lil pickle is going to be 7 months and although it’s hard to remember life without her it is also amazing that this time has gone by so fast. She is doing great and finally sleeping through the night, mommy is still having sleeping problems though go figure…lol

In addition to sleeping through the night lil pickle has also been having a couple of 1-2 hour
naps, most days. I think we have a pretty good napping schedule down now, which means I think I just might have the time to start sewing again….yahoooo!!

My goal for October is to turn one of my Wicked blog hop blocks in to a nice candle mat (I think that it is official term for a square mat you put on the table…lol)

The block is 14X14 so I am going to add a couple of borders and I think that is all it needs. I am thinking maybe purple or something with stripes.

2014  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed progress
Baby wipes/teepees DONE
Car seat Cover:DONE
Baby Quilt
We bee learning jan to june 2013
we bee learning july-dec 2013
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Christmas Table Runner: DONE )
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and 
@The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.
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Thursday, 4 September 2014

baby food

As I mentioned in yesterday's post. I turned all the produce from my garden into baby food. So lil pickle is set for the next few months until she moves onto more textured purées.

Carrots came from my mother in laws garden since mine did not come up this year

top l-r avocado, sweet potato, milled brown rice, banana, milled brown rice cereal, banana, plum
pear, textured kohlrabi, cauliflower, cauliflower
broccoli, green beans, mystery squash(from mil)
kohlrabi, zucchini(from mil) peas

I still have a few beans, peas, cauliflower, broccoli to pick, but i might leave them for eating fresh. I also still have to pick onions, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers and potatoes. However, this is day 4 of rain so i wont be in the garden till things dry up a bit more

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

A few harvest pics

I didn't keep up on my harvest totals too much this year. I had planned on doing it, but my large kitchen scale broke and I haven't replaced it yet. Also i ended up turning most of my produce into puree for lil pickle.My mother who was helping me didn't see the point of weighing everything and then processing i don't have a lot of pics or numbers.

I harvested 8 cauliflower this size, but only managed to snap a pic of one before my mother cut it up

green beans. I processed another bag this size too

a few of the little ones

the only bags of spinach i collected!!

So all in all it doesn't look like much but I did have a good harvest this year. Nothing near my 1000lbs mark a few years ago, but i planted a lot less.