Friday, September 27, 2013

Seeing Red

There has been a lot of red happening around here.  A garden full of tomatoes means more canning and drying than I care to do right now.  Yet, I still really want home canned tomatoes all winter...want to come can for me?

I started a tradition years and years ago that the kids and I would go out to dinner one night if my husband was out of town on a business trip.  Then a few years ago I told myself that I could either go out to dinner or buy the equivalent  dollar amount in fabric.  So this year as my husband drove around the mid-west looking at corn, I made dinner and treated myself to some fabric.  :)  I have had this quilt on my mind for awhile and bought some vintage inspired Christmas fabrics to make it.

 I also bought some great reds to make up into a tree skirt for Christmas.  Yes, he was out of town tons this month!  I am going to make the tree skirt using my Diamond Quilt tutorial.  I have to say it was really handy to re-read the tutorial and not have to figure out how many diamonds to cut.

I have been using the cutting scraps to make this red and white hexi slab.  I think it wants to be a pillow.  Yep, I have Christmas on the mind, but if I don't start now it will be another Christmas with a random piece of fabric wrapped around the tree.

But I haven't totally forgotten about fall.  We went and picked some apples at a friend's house yesterday.  So this weekend we will be making applesauce and apple pie.  I love this time of year!


  1. Love your tradition for when your husband is out of town. Incidentally, my husband also looks at corn when he's out driving around the midwest--what does your husband do? Mine is taking a two week trip to India this fall--perhaps I should adopt your tradition to cover some of the projects I want to make :)

  2. What a great traditions. I will definitely keep that in mind!! Your hexys are gorgeous love them.

  3. I will be moving out of the Arctic and into "apple country" in only 2 months. Next year I may have a similar post! Fresh canned tomatoes, yay! Baskets of fresh picked apples, yay! :)