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    Canning frenzy about to begin here ... tomato sauce, roasted peppers, habanero and jalapeno hot sauces, fig preserves, blackberry preserves, raspberry-strawberry-chocolate jam ... and who knows what all else!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Canning frenzy about to begin here ... tomato sauce, roasted peppers, habanero and jalapeno hot sauces, fig preserves, blackberry preserves, raspberry-strawberry-chocolate jam ... and who knows what all else!
    I just learned about a program called Bountiful Basket where you get a huge basket of fruits and veg every few weeks; it's a co-op thing that's in a lot of states. Anyhow, the person telling me about it said she got 40 lbs of peaches for a $5 upgrade to the basic basket. I told her I don't know how to can... but I'm seriously thinking about joining the program JUST to learn how to can.

    You never know when the zombie apocalypse is going to begin...

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    Lots of pages to catch up(8 more to go, and not sure how long I can stay) on but I'll start by posting...
    Congrats on the job Hav,
    LaurieJo and misty Marie, glad to see you back here! I missed you, and LaurieJo missed your avatar too. I love it!
    Teresa your stain glass quilt looks marvelous-nice to see the pic of you and Paula, you both look great! hope your energy is staying up, and treatments if you are still doing them are going well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMamaHauser View Post
    You never know when the zombie apocalypse is going to begin...
    I know!!! If you're holed up avoiding zombies, you're going to need something like canned peaches to keep your spirits up! And the zombies don't like canned peaches, so you're good to go.

    In all seriousness, my family has always canned and I began in earnest before Y2K. It never hurts to improve your skill set. Most of us have experienced economic fluctuations and if it ever comes to a choice between paying the mortgage or paying for ever-more-expensive groceries, I'm set. I don't know why, but when I have a full cupboard, I feel secure. Another personal consideration in canning is that I am not happy about GMO foods and since I harvest wild and heirloom foods, there are no worries. Between gardening, foraging, fishing, soap making and quilting ... it's like Little House on the Prairie in the suburbs around here!
    Krystyna
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    Thought I'd drop in catch up here. Jaba, I hear you! I have MS also and I have moved 3x within two months (long story) and with the move and all I have tendinitis in my left arm. Went to the doc and he gave me a shot of cortisone. boy did that hurt! It has ceased some and he told me that so much movement with the arms of lifting and unpacking may have caused this. With the MS and humidity here in FL its unbearable! But I do keep hydrated and only leave the house on the weekends to go to Joanns and Starbucks! Everyone have a great labor day weekend and enjoy it! We all deserve it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeboop71 View Post
    I work in the Chrysler Building should have stopped by to say hello I have been to the City Quilter once. It is a nice shop although I love the quaint country shops better. I also have the fabric with the subway map on it, but I haven't made anything with it. What do you plan on making with your NYC fabric? Maybe I will pull it out and figure out what to do with it. Glad you enjoyed your trip to NYC. I haven't seen the 911 memorial yet. Not sure if I am ready for that but I have seen pics and it is beautiful! Would love to see pics of your visit!
    I will try to connect next time I'm in NY. My daughter works with the group that built the High Line and I've been to see her a couple of times. She lives in Brooklyn and I have been to a small fabric store in Park Slope on Union St. called Fiber Notion. She has some nice fabrics, and also a little bit more $ than what fabric is at lqs here. I got a little bag of buttons this time, and used one on the back of the pincushion I made for Lori. I have not made it to City Quilter yet, but did order some fqs from CQ online last year, and used some in my older daughter's quilt, and plan to also use it in Brooklyn daughters quilt when I get to hers.
    I was going to try to connect with K. but it didn't work out this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshine View Post
    I was going to try to connect with K. but it didn't work out this time.
    Well now that my house is looking a little less like a hoarder's haven ... just let me know a week in advance and we'll do something fun!
    Krystyna
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Well now that my house is looking a little less like a hoarder's haven ... just let me know a week in advance and we'll do something fun!
    You got it. Next time I might come without dh who doesn't want to be anywhere more than 4-5 days, then I can fit in more things. Even though our Ohio electricity was still out from the big storm, our daughter was fine with us staying longer, he wanted to get home. But since it wasn't a good time for you either I guess it worked out best to leave it for a future effort.

    [QuiltNut4Ever, I really like that pattern you make for your Secret Pals. Remember me if you get my name and I'll be very happy]
    I would be happy with it too.
    I would be happy with anyone's canning-I don't have canning equipment. I did make jelly one year. Not much for habeneros( I did touch one to my lips once to see how hot they were as they were such a pretty color-big mistake) or other
    Hot peppers, I love peaches and all fruits. I love many kinds of candy ~and yes I'm in the I love black licorice camp.

    I love your phrase antique teen, I'll have to go back and check if I remembered correctly.

    This swap is really simple. But some over achievers do make it hard on themselves, I am sorry for you but for those who can go with the flow I hope you signed up. I am trying to make something to put in my sp's package. Had to start early to get it done. My luck the color will be the one color they don't like. Can't wait to see who I get. I'm sure Lori will give us a final count when she gets the distribution going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    I know!!! If you're holed up avoiding zombies, you're going to need something like canned peaches to keep your spirits up! And the zombies don't like canned peaches, so you're good to go.

    In all seriousness, my family has always canned and I began in earnest before Y2K. It never hurts to improve your skill set. Most of us have experienced economic fluctuations and if it ever comes to a choice between paying the mortgage or paying for ever-more-expensive groceries, I'm set. I don't know why, but when I have a full cupboard, I feel secure. Another personal consideration in canning is that I am not happy about GMO foods and since I harvest wild and heirloom foods, there are no worries. Between gardening, foraging, fishing, soap making and quilting ... it's like Little House on the Prairie in the suburbs around here!
    I hear ya, Krystyna. A full cupboard is a wonderful thing. I don't think the zombies like tomatoes either, the acid does something bad to their poor tummy's.

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    K,

    I read off your canning list to Tim and he is drooling
    over your habanero and jalapeno hot sauce.

    Personally I don't eat anything hotter than black pepper.

    lol



    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna View Post
    Canning frenzy about to begin here ... tomato sauce, roasted peppers, habanero and jalapeno hot sauces, fig preserves, blackberry preserves, raspberry-strawberry-chocolate jam ... and who knows what all else!
    Louise - I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world . Also collect homemade pincushions, and sewing/quilting themed fabrics.

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