The last blooms of my hollyhocks are falling off. They are one of my favorite flowers.
The end of summer means extra time in the kitchen. I was glad to have a long weekend to get some of that kitchen preserving done with extra hands. Thanks to my family for helping. Labor Day for us means lots of labor. We dried peaches.
And made salsa. I think we bottled over 35 jars and kept a fresh batch aside to eat. I'd like to make more salsa before the first frost depending on the supply of tomatoes and my time demands.
I wish I could show you what I've been working on this weekend in my sewing room. I'm using the latest RJR "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" line that will be released this winter and shown at fall Quilt Market next month. The fabric has over 30 fabrics and is a great 30's line with a mix of geometric and floral prints. Above is one of my block designs for the projects. I made great progress with what I need to get done in the last few days. So I'm feeling like I will be successful meeting deadlines.