20 July 2012

I Forgot to Show You--

How full my pot of tomato sauce is. This is how much sauce there was before I started cooking it down. This pot is my big canning pot so if you've ever seen one of those you know that it is a very big pot.

Susie Homemaker Day--

I'm making more tomato sauce today. MIL got a hold of a box of tomatoes she brought over and I had a pile from the garden so it was time to break out the food processor and the canning jars and get to work.

This year we either planted our tomatoes too close together or overdosed them on Miracle Grow (cheap equivalent not the name brand). The plants are a regular jungle.

Drat! Tomato cages are falling over!

I received a special gift in the mail from my friend Jackie. She made me 2 bracelets and sent a book of inspirational quotes. The bracelets are based on the popular Pandora bracelets. Thank you Jackie!

In closing, I'm going to include the quote for today from this book.

Something deep in all of us yearns for God's beauty and we can find it no matter where we are.  Sue Monk Kidd

Charms to Make Your Own Pandora-like Bracelets

Recycled Silk Sari Yarn Giveaway!!!

This At the Bahamas yarn was made by underprivileged women in a co-op in India. They make their living by sewing together remnants of sari silk fabric and making them into yarn. By buying this yarn you are helping  these women sustain their families and end the cycle of poverty. Since these fabric scraps would normally be thrown away this up-cycled yarn is also environmentally friendly. Who knew that something as simple as yarn would be making the world a better place?

To find out how you can win 2 skeins of this delightful yarn please visit here

Good luck everyone! Hope one of my blogger friends wins....