8/28/12

A Finish

It seemed as if the day flew by today.  Here it is dinner time, and I feel as if I just woke up.  At some point during the day, I brushed my teeth, took a shower, and got dressed.  (I knew you'd want to know that.)  Still, I feel as if I'm barely out of my pajamas, and it's getting close to time to be back in them.

Today, I managed to get three more quarts of Chunky Basil Pasta Sauce out of my tomatoes.


If I can get three more quarts (one more batch), I'll have enough to get us through the winter.  Then I'll set my sites on salsa.  The last time I made salsa, it was so hot, it just about blew our heads off.  This time, I'll choose a more sedate recipe.  I like a little kick, but it's nice if it doesn't make your tongue go numb.

Making pasta sauce doesn't require much babysitting once the tomatoes are peeled and chopped.  Then it's a matter of cooking it down and processing, which gives me plenty of time to do other things.  Today I used the time to finish the binding on my Daisies & Dots quilt, and that makes this a big finish.



Here's how it looks from the back.


And here's the label I made for it.  It's going to my cousin, Ruthie.


I love this quilt, and it's hard to give it up.  Ruthie will give it a good home, and I know she will love it.  What could be better than that?

So...

Oh, and want to see what trouble looks like?


That's my Smitty.  Such a love...and a heap of trouble all mixed into one little rocket-powered package.

23 comments from clever and witty friends:

gccmom said...

What a beautiful quilt. I would have a hard time parting with it, too!

Patricia said...

It is a lovely quilt. What is the pattern name?

Denise :) said...

Barbara, it's gorgeous! I really, really like it!! Ruthie is going to fall in love with it. And Smitty is darling, too!! Love that sweet little face!! :)

Debbie said...

wonderful quilt and love the label. And Smitty looks so innocent. ;)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I would have trouble giving that quilt away myself - just gorgeous. And if you feel the urge to give away Smitty, I'll take him. What a sweetie!

Terry said...

very pretty quilt

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Can I be your cousin?! :) That's a great quilt and I love the quilting on it! I have to challenge you on Smitty being a troublemaker - look at that SWEET face!

Margaret said...

Your pictures always make me wish that we had a garden. I am finally at a point in my life where I would like one again but since we may be moving in the spring, not much sense in tilling up a spot this year. I love this quilt. Did you design the pattern yourself or is the one that you found? It is so very adorable and looks so comfy.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your quilt is amazing - I can see why you are having trouble giving it away. And Smitty looks like all kinds of fun :)

legato1958 said...

Your quilt is really beautiful and so full of fun color! And that Smitty is a charmer!

Snoodles said...

I'm drooling over the picture of the sauce! Yum! Oh, wait, you showed a pretty quilt, too....I was distracted! LOL (It truly is gorgeous!) Oh, I want to snuggle Smitty! But he probably would rocket away to play some more!

Ruth Ann said...

Gorgeous quilt and of course I love seeing Smitty. One of our cats (they're almost 1 year old) loves to play fetch. She brings us her favorite soft ball and talks until we throw it. She will do this about 12 times and then gets distracted or tired.

Junebug613 said...

The quilt came out fantastic! Not that there were any doubts! I love the quilting - did you do it yourself? My memory is not so great these past few weeks, so I don't remember if you did it or not. Give that adorable little brat a chin scratch for me!

quiltzyx said...

Except for Smitty, this is a pretty color coordinated post! Your cousin will be over the moon when she gets that package & the label is just perfect.

Yummy, beautiful, fun - great combo!

Mrs.Pickles said...

what lovely looks sauce!!!!

desertskyquilts said...

Beautiful quilt. Thanks for the pasta sauce recipe. Try banana peppers in the salsa. Enough of them will give a bite, but not bite your head off. =)

Celtic Thistle said...

Your quilt looks fabulous I am sure it will be well-loved. Like your lined up jars of sauce too.

Diane Wild said...

If Ruthie doesn't like that quilt, send it to me. It is wonderful. Your sauce looks yummy.

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish. Daises and Dots turned out beautifully.

Your little trouble maker looks a lot like a little angel in that shot.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Barbara this quilt is beautiful! And the pattern is????

Pattilou said...

Beautiful quilt! Love how it turned out! Whoop whoop--I found my pattern! Yours is an inspiration to get started on it!

Shari said...

Love the Smitty pix. He reminds me of my Socks.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a pretty quilt - I love the quilting pattern you used! And your little Smitty is a charmer!! Whoop whoop!!