Friday, October 26, 2012

Apple Butter Boiling at Mom and Dads

The day before we make apple butter, the men peel the apples....

...the ladies cut them up.

Mom washes the apples bright and early in the morning.

Dad builds the fire and keeps it burning all day.

All day long we socialize and enjoy each other's company.

A few of the grandchildren play games.

The men enjoying Moms vegetable soup and lots of other goodies.

It it time to start adding the spices?

Mom adds the oil of cinnamon and oil of cloves.

"Brighton you are such a sweety"
 Go to Parla's blog to see more about apple butter boiling. And how it is canned.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

American Cancer Society Fund Raiser

Several ladies from the community came together and sewed for a day.  We each paid for our table which supported the American Cancer Society.

Janice (on left) pieced this lovely quilt. Terri on right.

I sat beside Diane.  She was machine quilting her first quilt.  This was the first time I met Diane.  I really enjoyed sewing beside her for the day.

My friend Charlotte joined me for the dayWe had so much fun.

Isn't this impressive for a college quilt?

I worked on a "Disappearing 9 Patch" quilt for Hospice. The Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild is giving quilts and dolls to children who are in Hospice. The quilt guild gives out the dolls, then volunteers make quilts to go with the the dolls.

I also made a miniature quilt that matched the child's quilt for the doll.

Look who came to see Mummsy.
Brighton Noel.  Dave, Parla and Brighton are here for a week.  More pictures later.

While Mom is away, we sneak in some ice-cream.

Rebecca and Abe studying hard, or hardly studying.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale

This past weekend was the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale. Each year, hundreds of volunteers, and thousands of visitors come together to raise money at Relief Sales for Mennonite Central Committee.  MCC works at home and with people around the world to ease oppression, poverty, and conflict. They lead natural disaster relief efforts, community development and peace work in more than 50 countries. Notice the Grandmothers clock in the background.  Terry's Dad made it. 

The Dayton Mennonite young folks bagging chicken to sell.

Mom and Brenda selling cheese and meats.

Doughnut making, homemade potato chips, soups, apple butter boiling, a big breakfast, and grinding corn are all different ways the relief sale makes money. 

  These are some of my Fathers pants. What shall I do with them?  I will  make a comforter.

Cutting the pant legs apart.

Piecing a negative of a half triangle.

"Fathers Pants"

Mother pointing out a favorite shirt of Fathers.  My sister Julia used  Fathers shirts for a quilt.

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