Applique, Quilting, Blooms & Slice of Early September Life

The Rainbow Scrap Challenge September Color is orange, and as with my Little Baskets in the last post,  having little orange to work with, I also opted to go with peach shades for an appliqued Airship Propeller block.

My DIL had some surgery the other day and once she was home and dozed off, ( She was not to be left alone ) I worked on some hand-quilting on my Botanical top .

It just so happens that these flowers are of an orangish shade :)

THAT was the only peaceful time there, ha HA!  Going down before school, some cooking and laundry and rinse and repeat after school  ( DID you brush your teeth yet ?  NO I don’t know what you did with your library book! NO you can’t have that donut until you finish your eggs! and so on :)  Then when my son walks in my shift is almost over….

On Friday afternoon after school the girls and I made homemade applesauce with local Ginger Gold apples. I peeled and did the initial cuts….they then chopped those into small pieces and stirred and mashed the apples in the pan until it was almost liquid.

They were quite thrilled to serve them to their parents and brothers later on.

The recipe ? JUST local Ginger Gold apples. So sweet and fresh that we didn’t even want to add sugar or anything else when it was cooked down.

As I work on this post, Irma has wreaked havoc on many an island and is approaching Florida, according to the latest forecasts. I have several blogger friends there and my thoughts and prayers are with them, as well as with all of Florida and the other states that may be affected.  Worried, I was glad to see post updates from bloggers such as Angela from So Scrappy, Deb from Happy to Be Scrappy  

as well as two updates from Lorraine at Flower Lady’s Musings.  Diane at Lavender Dreams Too is also preparing.

I do read a lot of blogs here and there and am not aware of everyone’s locations nor am I aware of all the non-bloggers who read here….but please update me and all of us as to how you are doing if you can, if you are affected by Irma.  It seems unfathomable that this is all happening on the heels of Harvey in Texas, and another hurricane ( Jose ) gaining strength and following Irma!

As to weather here in southwestern Pa, it has been cool.  I think  that we went down to around 50 last night.

The flowers are all going full steam ahead….Autumn Sedum coming into bloom now with the bees all over them, hydrangea starting to turn from white to pink, and the ‘volunteer’ morning glories putting on a show :

New zinnias come into bloom every day, the yellow rose bush continues to bloom, some of the hyacinth bean vine is starting to produce pods, bees are enjoying the lavender, and many more of the flowers and bushes that I have shown in previous posts continue to produce. I have bees everywhere, and they are all happy :)

I’ll be doing that “Rinse and Repeat’ for awhile with the grandkids / DIL / middle son’s household…those little kids keep me on my toes :)  She will be fine / it’s nothing life threatening or anything / just requires HER not doing much for a week or two  and OMA doing more :)

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15 Responses to Applique, Quilting, Blooms & Slice of Early September Life

  1. Karen says:

    I love homemade applesauce too – I like mine chunky and I don’t add sugar either. I will get two or three different kinds and mix them up. Hope you daughter in law will feel ok soon. It is horrible as the devastion going on –

  2. Mari says:

    I hope your daughter in law is getting better! The propeller block looks great too. We had about 3 dozen tomatoes and I’ve been chopping and freezing them, plus shredding the remaining zucchini to freeze. I know I’ll be glad for it this winter, but I’m kind of sad to see the garden finish up.

  3. Love your flowers! We were going to be at the end of Irma’s path, but now it has shifted far enough west that we may be out of the flood danger at this point. The main highway is bumper to bumper now for two days, moving but slowly as people flee Florida for our area of NC and north of here. Hoping for the best for Florida, but it is going to be bad for some.

  4. Kyle says:

    Love the thought of rinse and repeat with the grands. You know I’m doing that too. I have a daughter in south Florida west of Ft. Lauderdale. She and her husband are hunkered down. So far the weather is a typical day. It’s the unknown that’s the scariest part.

  5. Joyce says:

    Feel better, Tallica! And know that you’ve got a real angel in Oma!
    Warm oranges and soft sage greens are beginning to infiltrate here too – both inside and out. Somehow, until the threats of Irma and Jose have blown away, I won’t be able to fully immerse in the beauty of autumn. I feel so helpless. Prayers are the only thing I have to offer.

  6. Lovely colors to be working on as we approach fall. Hope Tallica is feeling better. And, I’m with you – prayers to all those starting to recover in Texas and those being flooded in Florida.

  7. Beautiful examples of ORANGE for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!!

  8. I really like the peach and soft green together in your propellor block! Homemade applesauce is a favorite of ours, too. I always try to make some out of the apples we get from the tree in our yard, but we didn’t get any apples this year, so will have to buy some.

  9. That’s a fallish-looking quilt and very pretty! I’m watching the weather now. So many people are staying put. Thank goodness they have some shelters where you can take your pets.

  10. Eileen says:

    Hello, My prayers go out to all in Florida. Sending my get well wishes for your DIL. Your flowers are gorgeous. Your propeller block is pretty. We are having chilly mornings here in Maryland and then it warms up during the day. Fall is almost here, I see some leaves changing colors. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

  11. Susanne says:

    Beautiful pictures! Busy week :)

  12. Dawn says:

    So nice you can be close by and help your DIL. Always fun to see your hand quilting stitches.
    Yes, let’s hope all our quilting friends and family stay safe in the storms.

  13. Joanna says:

    Your kids and grands are lucky to have you so close. We have many friends in Florida too. All we can do is pray and wait.

  14. I am sure your help is much appreciated! And good memories for the grandkids, too. Amazing to me you can fit in quilting as well! Your flowers are beautiful.
    I’ve been praying too for our blog friends and for others affected by all these hurricanes and fires. Blessings, Deborah

  15. Lovely Autumnal looking quilt Deb!

    It is nice to catch up for a bit before things get crazy again.


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