This past week was a bit slow on the creative front.
The tomatoes were starting to ripen, so I picked them as they just started to turn red and brought them inside to finish off. It was a race between me and the birds, and we need those tomatoes.
I separated the rhubarb crowns and repotted them to grow more rhubarb plants. This is the first time I've done this, my mother used to always do this for me. I was praying the whole time that the crowns will grow and become new plants for our garden.
We brought in the last of the over-wintered pumpkins, it is the biggest of them, ready to process. This will become soup, puree for baking, some pieces for roasting and if there's any left it will be dehydrated and powdered. The seeds will be saved to hopefully become more pumpkins next year.
The weather was mild early in the week, so it was nice to work outside. I started to get the yard and verandah ready for winter. I know it's not even autumn yet, but there are a few chores on the list to get done before the weather turns. Better to start early and get them done easily than wait and have to rush them.
I let two more zucchini get big, and found one I missed amongst all the leaves and it was huge, so they were grated and dehydrated. My goal of enough for two years on the shelf is about halfway.
Most of the "makes" this week were cards. It was my turn to demonstrate a new card at our monthly card making group, so I played with my idea and created a few different versions of the card for the ladies to make.
And I started working on the samples for the card class in March.
And because I will be doing card classes here, we are rearranging and moving the craft room!
What did you make, bake, sew and grow last week?
20/2/2023 10:10:03 am
I have been spending days decluttering and organizing my sewing room and now am reaping the rewards! Whenever I finish a quilting project, I always trim the remaining bits of fabrics into ready to use standard quilting sizes. That way when I find a quilt pattern I like, I can just go to my tote that stores only 2-1/2” strips, for example, and pull what I need without cutting into new fabric!
21/2/2023 05:44:25 pm
How exciting to be doing card classes.Good luck with it all .You will be great.
8/3/2023 01:44:17 pm
I love your cards Cath, especially the Easter ones.
8/3/2023 01:51:48 pm
Thank you Lorraine.
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