Hi Folks, just popping in to let you know that I've been a busy bee lately, just not a blogging bee, it seems!
We survived Irene and Lee with only about 1 inch (of a total of 25 inches) of rain ending up in our basement. No big deal.
I had a yard sale on Saturday and got rid of a bunch of baby stuff. Plus there was a celebrity sighting! Sculptor Steve Tobin stopped by with his kids. I am a huge fan of his work, but I didn't recognize him (boo) until later that night when I watched a video on his work at Ground Zero as part of a memorial concert I played. So the rest of the weekend I was all happy like, "Steve Tobin came to my yard sale!" LOL That was almost better than getting rid of all my baby crap and getting some $ for it as well.
|Steve Tobin's Syntax. It's made out of letters. I wish I had a dozen in my yard.|
I canned a batch of apple butter. Talk about a long process.... First you have to make apple sauce, which I have done many times (tutorial here). Then you have to cook it down and spice it up to make apple butter. I ended up cooking it overnight in my slow cooker and canning it the following day.
Now, as I am writing this, I am making another batch of peach jam. The first batch is half gone already; at this rate we'll never make it till next year. Yesterday I bought a whole bushel of peaches for $3. For the whole basket! But the catch was that they were damaged and bruised. So they had to be used immediately.
And I've made a couple thrifting trips as well. Picked up some killer items for the Etsy store, which I have neglected a bit lately. But I will get some new inventory up soon, including the most incredible sharkskin jacket ever, some deadstock women's woolens and some vintage plus size dresses. I also got myself the most delicious golden yellow bakelite bracelet this morning, when I dropped off all the stuff that didn't sell at the thrift shop. For $3.50. I love it!