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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

So… what have I been doing?

Saying I have been busy doesn’t really tell you anything about what I’ve been up to, does it?  Okay – I’ll give you some details…

First, I have to say that I have been very busy at work.  I keep thinking that my work life will slow down as I get closer to retirement, but that isn’t the case.  But I am not going to talk about work….

Our weather early in the fall was a continuation of our summer weather.  Rainy, grey, but not too cold.  In September we had a visit from a friend and spent a weekend with her at my sister’s cabin.  Despite the rain we went boating…

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Another weekend we did a big outdoor clean-up for my friend Linda… Lots of truck loads went to the dump….

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I harvested and ate lots of yummy vegies from my garden.  I also did some canning… here we have peach jam and high bush cranberry jelly….and maple syrup.  I got three gallons of it and put it into quart jars.

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The weather improved through the month.  We had some lovely warm and sunny days…. this is mid September…

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Did I do ANY sewing?  I made these hexies for my September swap partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap.

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Any other sewing moments were spent working on my own hexagon quilt.  Here is proof that I actually do work on it sometimes although this photo is recent.…

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Hmm…. It doesn’t sound that busy ….  I’ll be back to tell you about October.

See you soon,

Janet

5 comments:

  1. Hexies, so many stitches, love the wall hanging, and maple syrup, today we bought a bottle, 250ml, it was NZ $ 11, so that works out at over NZ $ 165 for a gallon, And our syrup came from Canada!!!! Lovely new header, and all your canning bottling is so worth all the work. Jean.

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  2. well... sounds busy to me!.. and as for when you retire.. I have LESS time now than I ever did! lol x its all good fun though x

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  3. Sounds busy enough to me. you seem to pack lots in to every month

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  4. It sounds busy to me! I love that photo that you're using as a header-what an awesome view. Nice hexies and I like that fan quilt that you're sitting near. That looks like a peaceful place to stitch.

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  5. Our maple syrup also comes from Canada although the company that bottles it is Australian. I can't tell you how much it is but it's certainly not cheap. However, it tastes so much better than the "imitation" or "maple flavoured" syrups!

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