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Last week Winter cut and brought in grapes from the garden. The Thompson's seedless grapes in the basket above weighed 20 pounds! We have filled that basket more than once this year from the same grape vine.
She also brought in some seeded grapes from the garden.
A friend of mine called and offered me 2 baskets full of tomatoes from her garden. This is the friend I mentioned previously who has a greenhouse with a swamp cooler to keep her garden cool during the summer. This was a wonderful blessing, since it is getting too hot to get many tomatoes from our garden now.
I cut two Armenian cucumbers from the garden. I don't get many, but since they are so large, they go a long way!
I made yogurt, banana bread muffins, French bread, chocolate chip cookies, and pasta salad last week.
I used $29 in coupons this week to purchase toiletry items on sale at Target, plus I received another $30 in gift cards to use on a future visit. I am set for several months with some of the items that I purchased.
I also bought a few back to school items on sale this week, and used another $5 in coupons for those.
We attended my brother's wedding last week. I made this burlap pillow for them (just like one his wife had pinned on Pinterest!) using burlap, muslin, and stuffing that I already had. I transferred the words with Citra Solv.
I also gifted them a set of kitchen towels, which I had made earlier. I transferred the image of two birds onto them with Citra Solv. Their wedding had both burlap and birds as part of the theme.
I also finished making a purse for myself to take to the wedding! I used a leftover fabric scrap that I had from modifying my dress to make a purse that would match. I had just enough fabric to make the purse and the lining, as well as a little pocket inside. I had some thin batting on hand that I used in between the layers. I used this purse frame. I added the purse chain from another purse I already had. I may leave this chain on it, or get another one at some future date, or else I will just keep it as a clutch, which was my original plan. The purse cost me $3.95 to make (including tax). I will use it many more times, starting with taking it to church.
|My brother and his beautiful bride|