Thursday, September 19, 2013

No Sew "Weekend"

I really wanted to bind my French General jelly roll this week.  I got off work at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday.  I slept for a couple hours and then I started canning.  I go back to work tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m.  This is what I got done.

That, folks, is 43 quarts of tomato juice, 13 quarts and 3 pints of apple pie filling and 20 pints of applesauce.

I also received a call today telling me our beef was ready a week before I expected it.  So, I cleaned and defrosted the freezer.  With all that going on I ended up sweeping and mopping our full basement and reorganizing my food storage.

I am beat!  Not a stitch of sewing.  Don't know when I will get back to it but I will.  Hang in there with me.  Monday is my one day off and I am going two hours one way to see my oncologist.  Tuesday I am back on nights.  Next Saturday I am hosting my 30 year class reunion.

My Civil War BOM is having sign up for next year.  I just can't decide.  I love going each month to be with the women and seeing their work but I can't NOT do each month and I am getting overwhelmed.  Work really interferes with my fun!!

So, what are you up to?  Can't wait to see everyone's links for Friday.

Keep Stitchin'!



  1. You have been hard at work. Your canning has been very productive. I know you will be enjoying it .

  2. Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'm glad to see your canning. I haven't started my apple canning yet, but I did just do some tomato jam and a whole lot of autumn olive jam. We've been planting the fall gardens, too. I know what you mean about getting overwhelmed.

  3. Hi Mary... I've come to your blog from Sew many Ways because of your canning photo. I was given a lovely preserving kit and need to learn more before I give it a go. I then read about your fight with cancer. I have read that there is a liquid product called Protocel that you buy with out a prescription that will help. It is costly but 1 bottle lasts for 2 months. It was $178.50. It is not available here in Australia. Hope this info helps and I wish you the best of luck too. xx


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