Oct.24,th  a busy week

The weather has been very pleasant with lots of sunny days, with cool evenings . It’s a perfect time for roasting hot dogs or sausages over the fire pit. It’s also a good time for butchering. We did up some sausage and made it into links. Then cold smoked them.

The family just loves these served with homemade wheat pancakes on Saturday morning.

Another favorite ,come fall is apple butter making. I do most of the work for this. It is something I enjoy! I do it over the fire pit. It takes most of the day to cook down. I put foil around my pot so that the smoke doesn’t soot the pot up,for it is a lot of hard scrubbing to get soot off .

It is also time to cleanup under the pecan trees so that as the nuts drop it isn’t so hard to pick them up. So as I was doing Apple butter ,I worked on the cleaning up.

I almost waited to long for I did find some fresh pecan nuts.. Pecan pie will be on our thanksgiving table. 😄

I also had time for a little sewing. I was able to finish this quilt top . I’m happy with the way this pattern turn out. 

And while I was trying to get a photo of the quilt top, a little dog just had to have her picture taken! She barked at me then sat there looking at me with those eyes… I took the picture ,showed it to her ,and that was one pleased little dog!!conceited much? :)) 

 Take care friends, Deb


6 thoughts on “Oct.24,th  a busy week

  1. norasquiltblog

    You made from those fabrics a beautiful quilt top, you should be proud of your creativity. I couldn’t imagine before what it would look like, it is eye catching. I like it! I love autumn and when the weather is good we spend lot of time outside too, playing with kids or doing autumn works around the house and on the fields to be prepared by the time winter is here, then just sitting by the fireplace in family circle in the evenings and….sewing, hand quilting…. 🙂


    1. Deb Post author

      Thank you, Nora! Isn’t so fun to curl up under the quilt you are handquilting on,when the evenings are a little chilly. Having family sitting round with you is even a greater blessing.😄

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  2. Sheryl

    You’re amazing–I don’t know how you found time to work on the quilt with everything else that was going one. I really enjoyed seeing how you make the sausages and apple butter. It brings back warm, but dim memories, of butchering and preserving food from my childhood.


    1. Deb Post author

      Some people plop in front of modern tech ,or curl up in a chair with a book for a break or just chill ,I find my sewing machine or quilting frame . Hubby and I both love to butcher, the product is much better so we think. I also enjoy keeping alive the older ways of doing things,we can learn a lot from the old folks.


  3. KerryCan

    Wow–so busy and productive! I love that you collect your own pecans but I know how much work it is–makes the pie taste even better because so much work went into it! Your quilt top looks wonderful–the colors glow against the darker sashing!


    1. Deb Post author

      Picking up pecans is fun until the winter gets cold with a wind a blowing….. Sometimes I chicken out then with the good idea that the birds need those nuts worst then I do! 😉 thanks for stopping by.



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