Here we are, mid August. The wee ones have returned to school. Our two oldest grandchildren are in first grade this year, and our youngest is in Transitional Kindergarten. The first week went very well. Everyone was excited to be in school with their friends, and new teachers. And thankfully, it is way cooler than our normal August weather usually is! Crazy really, that it feels almost like the end of September, with chilly mornings and nights, rather than our usual triple digit August! I am sure it will come. But for now, we are sure enjoying this weather!
My garden is winding down. I continue to bring in tomatoes every day. So I have been making sauce. LOTS of sauce. I have done it different ways, but roasting the tomatoes has been the favorite. I have seen several ways to do this. I pretty much followed my friend Priscilla's way. I cut the tomatoes into halves, and quarters for the big ones, and add some of my fresh zucchini, chopped roughly, a rough chopped onion, several cloves of garlic chopped, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh sea salt and cracked pepper, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Then drop lots of fresh basil over the top. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes, at 425.
I finished making my pillow. I had purchased some worsted weight yarn in a color I liked, to add to my other flowers, but I didn't like the weight or size, and decided to just use this yarn for a flower granny square pillow.
Oh my goodness...now I have to go get another skein of this color and make another pillow. I LOVE the way this turned out!!
I found these three books the other day while poking around in some of my favorite haunts. I love these vintage childrens books. I used to buy them for my kids all the time.
Before I go, I wanted to mention that my friend Dawn, from Creative Cain Cabin who many of you know, has moved her blog over to Wordpress. She did all of the design work herself! But she says that many are having trouble finding her. So if you follow Dawn, and lost her for a while....go see her again and say hi. And if you don't know Dawn, go pay her a visit. She has a great blog!!
Have a nice weekend!