start to finish :)
Steve bought us this lovely
apple peeler and corer for
our Kitchen Aid mixer
a couple years ago.
It is so handy when you have
a lot to peel or when you
have arthritis in your hands.
After cooking my apples down
and smashing them with a potato
masher and seasoning with
ginger and cinnamon(no sugar)
it was time to fill the jars.
Then into the canner.
Steve always did the water-bath
outside with propane.
this year I purchased this stainless
steel canner that can be used
on my glass top stove.
I found that canning alone is not
the fun it was when we canned together.
More work, less enjoyment.
If you are interested, you can find
this canner on Amazon.
Into the water bath for
After filling eight pint jars
I had a little bit left . . .
The perfect time for a snack
with toasted bread.
Beautiful & Thoughtful
It is such a treat to go
to the mailbox and find a
heartfelt card and note clustered
among the bills and junk mail.
You walk to the mailbox tired and ready
to call it a day . . . then your steps
lighten as you can not wait to get
inside and open your card :)
This beautiful card came for Marilyn of
Pink Paper Cottage
The enclosed seed labels are
so pretty. I hope to do something
creative with them by Spring :)
Marilyn makes marvelous paper crafts
and sells them in her Esty shop.
This lovely card is from Nancy of
Cozy Thyme Cottage
Nancy and I have been pen pals
for . . . I don't know maybe
eight or nine years.
She is much better at keeping up
with our correspondence than I am.
Forgive me Nancy, you are so sweet.
She has health issues of her own,
but is always thinking of others.
The last one to show you . . .
but far from the least, is from Connie of
Connie's Crafty Creations
Connie is a card maker that has
a beautiful blog where she shares so many
paper crafting ideas.
I would be very surprised if she doesn't
dream about making cards in her sleep.
That's my blog for today.
Thank you for visiting . . .
I don't post as often as before,
my heart just isn't into it.
As joy returns to my life I know
that I will find more time to blog.
I have made so very many lovely
friends here in blog-land.
Some things can happen in life that knock
the breath right out of you. Some days
it’s a hard decision that you have to
make alone. Sometimes it’s the words
of a song that bring a memory to your heart.
But when that breath gets knocked
out of you, God blows His breath into
our lives and gets us back on our feet again.
We grab a hold of His strong hand
and keep going on the path He leads us to.
Life is not an easy journey.
The road can be very rocky; I pray that
when I stumble (and I do) that
I will quickly get back on my feet
and run with my goal
being the face of Jesus.
Thank you again for visiting.
God bless you and your families.