Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Let's Salsa ~ Cha,Cha,Cha!

It's salsa time!
The eating kind, not the dance :) 
Although; I wish I could do that, too. LOL 

Peppers Sweet & Hot.

 See those black ones . . .
they are supposed to be super hot,
I was waiting for Steve to taste, them. 

 He didn't ~ so I did.
The black ones weren't that bad,
but the yellow cayenne set my tongue on fire :)

This is a great book . . .
you can find it here.

We do make these changes to ours,
but that's us . . . we like it hot
and we leave the seeds in.

Steve's sister tasted it  . . .
and it almost blew the top of her head off.
To us it was mild to medium.

On our next batch instead of 1 cup of hot peppers
I think I'll try 1 and 1/2 cups.

It's a matter of taste . . .
and whether you like spicy food or not.

We do!

On to other things . . .
I tore out the wire fencing that
I had under the birdhouses
and replaced it with treated wood.

This was it before,
It was just to hard to pull the weeds,
they would grow and tangle in the wire. 

 For those of you that have been watching
the grape vine grow over
my garden gate redo . . .
Well, it's almost over and ready to
start growing down the other side :)


This is the gate before the redo.

The weather has cooled down 
and the flowers are loving it.

The Honeysuckle is growing well,
over the front gate.

The cooler weather makes porch sitting
more enjoyable :)

And our granddaughter's birthday quilt
is finished . . .

All that I need to do,
is make a label and get it in the mail
in time for her birthday:)

If you're still reading . . .

That's it for this post.
Have a lovely day
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Always Something To Smile About :)

Okay, call me crazy if you want to!
I'm finishing up my granddaughter's quilt,
but before I finish I've started two more.

Paper piecing these little house shapes . . . 

And putting them together.

I've started this :)

Then I've also started this one :)

I have the binding cut out for my granddaughter's quilt
and probably should be over in the barn sewing it on
now, instead of blogging . . .

But I enjoy blogging with my morning coffee. 

Look at this adorable key chain  .  .  .
I was the name drawn in 
Sandie's sweet Give-A-Away.
Visit Sandie here:

It is going to look great 
hanging from my keys :)
In answer to your question Sandie,
I rarely get off the farm, 
except to fabric shop and buy groceries, LOL

My flowers are looking lovely . . .

I think that Dill Weed is pretty enough to be called a flower
and I love the fresh smell of dill.

My side kick is doing fine this summer . . .
he loves being a farm dog
and he is so much help around here, LOL.

 He does keep me smiling . . .
How can you not smile at a tail that never stops waging :)

That's it!

Thanks for stopping in to say "Hi"
please leave a comment, if you have the time.
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Blackberry Jam

Good Morning Sister Bloggers.
I got up and walked around the garden
this morning while the air was cool.

Remember the blue ladder?
 I put it against the barn
about three weeks ago 
and planted morning glories under it :)

Look at it now :)

Look the morning glories
are traveling over to the 
grape vine wreath.

Here they are growing up the side of 
the potting shed and headed toward
my hippy gate . . . I think that will be so pretty :)

While we are in the garden,
look at my banana peppers.
I've already put a gallon bag 
in the freezer.
Please come over and pick some!

The basil is doing well, too.
I love to snap off a leave
and just hold it under my nose.
Perfume, I'm telling you, LOL.

On to the blackberries . . .
look at the size of these!

Yesterday we put up nine pints
of blackberry jam, Yum :)

I've added heart appliques to 
the quilt that I'm making.

 Also added this embroidered block.

And made this block for the top boarder.

This is the top boarder.
it is sewn on in the same 
"quilt as you go"
method that I showed you in the 
post before this one. 

That's it for this post.
I hope that you enjoyed your visit.

It is always a pleasure having you
stop by . . .
please leave a comment before you leave.
Keep Smiling!
Have a lovely weekend.
 Your blogging sister,
Connie :)