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Friday, August 31, 2012

End of Summer Blueberries

A few more blueberries at the Farmer's Market.... couldn't resist.  This time I added rhubarb which I was surprised to see this late in the season as well.  Adds a nice tang to the pie.  Had enough for the full two-crust pie on the left and a galette on the right.... either way.... delicious!  It was great with brats and sweet corn on the grill last night.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Summer is Winding Down

The neighborhood families are getting ready to launch their wee ones.  While kids are buying school supplies and the empty nesters are rejoicing as their last child goes off to college, nature's teenagers are learning to fend for themselves.   A loon family has been training their 3/4-grown young ones to find the best fishing spots in the lake.  The pileated woodpecker family above is fun to watch as they teach their adolescent how to navigate a suet feeder.  The fawns' spots are beginning to fade.

There seems to be as much to do as fall approaches as there was in the spring and August flies by.
Somehow I am behind in my sewing...... again!  I did manage to make this ruffled apron for my daughter-in-law's birthday last week.   I'm making a matching one for 3 yr.-old Emi and a corresponding bib for baby Ruby.
And I have enjoyed making some custom items for my Etsy customers, especially this market cart liner for a gal who chose these awesome Amy Butler and Riley Blake fabrics.  Isn't this a cute one?
I hope you have projects ahead of you and more ideas than you can execute.  Happy end of summer!