Saturday, August 15, 2009

A New Look

For those of you that come by often I know you notice I have a new Fall/Halloween look. I owe so many thanks to Jan of Big Brown Dog Graphics for all of her help. If you're ever in need of some new graphics or templates check out Jan's offerings. She'll be there for you every step of the way.

I didn't have the time to make anything for the Simply Primitives update this month but I will be returning September the 15th with new Fall/Halloween pieces.
This has been another hot, busy week of canning so there hasn't been any sewing since Tuesday. I still have a couple of orders to get done and I'm trying to keep something on Ebay.

I'm still canning stringbeans and tomatoes, I cannot believe the beautiful tomatoes we've been picking. There are huge red, pink and a few yellow tomatoes, I just can them all together. The flavor is so good!
I think often, as I work on the tomatoes in my air-conditioned kitchen, of my maternal Grandmother. She canned huge quantities of vegetables in her hot kitchen on a wood cookstove. She also made lots of cucumber pickles, pickled beets and peaches, relishes and even canned chickens and sausages. In fact my Mom used to say that very often the only thing her Mother had to buy were flour and sugar. Can you imagine going to the grocery store and just buying sugar and flour? I know I can't. But I honestly think they ate much better, not to mention healthier, than we do.

Anyway, I hope you like the new look and keep checking back to see what's new in my world.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Dogpatch Primitives said...

Hi Diane, glad to see you've decorated for fall! and you are right...Jan is a gem!

bayrayschild said...

Diane, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, your new Blog look!

You and Jan have done an OUTSTANDING JOB!


~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Daine thats some good eatin'. I guess if we had to live back then with no AC, running water or indoor bathroom we would think it was torture but they didnt know any differant. I cant imagine how hot it would be this time of year canning on a wood stove.But I bet they were much more heatly than us who eat fast foods.
Love your new look.~~Pam

Doreen said...

The fall decorations looks lovely.


Anonymous said...

Hi Diane~love your new blog look for fall!!!~ When I'm canning, I too think about my own mom and grandmother canning years ago...we have it so much easier than they did!

~Tonya said...

Love the new look and yes, Jan is so very helpful and great with the graphics.

The canning, lots of hard work I am sure, but in the yester-years, they had much less then us and we all take so many things for granted. It is nice to see that you think of your grandma and all of her hard, hot work.

Take care Diane and my step father has lots and lots of things he has planted and they are just beautiful too.