Monday, October 8, 2018

Sept Block for Hive 4

Yes, I am late with this block!! But I did have a good excuse.

Here's the island of Burano, off the coast of Venice, Italy. It was very colorful and had few tourists.

 I returned the end of September after a month long trip around Germany, Austria, and Italy with a 14 hour lay over in Copenhagen, Denmark and an unplanned night in Chicago because the airlines "lost" our return tickets to home.

We toured Rome, too. One just has to take a picture with people in it as there's always a crowd of people around.

Needless to say, I had to rest, unpack, and do laundry before I could set foot inside the sewing room. And add to that, a bountiful apple harvest was waiting for us.

We have 8 trees. Two are honeycrisp and one is a yellow apple. The other 5 are delicious mysteries.

We have been harvesting apples for the past 10 days. It looks to be the second largest crop we've had. The largest produced 10,000 pounds of apples off 8 trees!! My dehydrator has been running constantly for those 10 days and I've made lots of applesauce for the freezer as well as apple pie filling and fresh pies and crisps. I've probably eaten several dozen myself.

We also started pressing apples in our cider press having made 30 gallons on Saturday. Of course, I had to cook and feed the crew, kind of like the old threshing bees of days gone by. We'll be cidering for the next 3 weekends!!

But I was able to manage sewing Carolyn's block this afternoon. I fretted over the fabric picks for a week. I only had one navy fabric and a couple of low volume prints for the background. And mustard??? What color is mustard anyway?

It did end up to be rather cute in the end. I hope you like it, Carolyn!

What I learned today:
  1. I am really low on low volume prints.
  2. And navy. You'd think with all the fabric I have I wouldn't be low on anything!
  3. Smile! You never know when you'll end up on some stranger's vacation pictures!!
Question: What's the longest vacation/trip you've taken? I've had a 3 month trip. That one was much more relaxed.

Karen, Tu-Na Quilts
I blog at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats.

1 comment:

scraps125 said...

Glad to have you back Karen. Your block is great and vacation pictures super. I think my longest vacation was between 3 and 4 weeks. India. It was fabulous.