Sunday, September 16, 2012

Charity Knitting

Since the loss of Liam I have wanted to give back to the hospital. I have begun knitting hats for the micro-preemie babies. I will also be knitting blankets for them. I spoke with a representative at the hospital. She said the NICU is in desperate need of hats and blankets. Here are the hats I made yesterday.



I am now a Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus. My grandmother and her sisters are "blanketeers" for the chapter in Morgantown. Our new chapter covers Hampshire & Grant Counties in WV and Frederick County in VA. If anyone is interested in helping out in anyway feel free to contact me or go to the website and search for a chapter in your area.

Canning

Mike requested some pickled peppers. Of course I didn't plant any this year. So I had to buy them at the farmers market. Lucky for me the farmer was just trying to get rid of them, so they were super cheap. I got almost an entire bushel for $5!




I got a bunch of Hungarian Wax and a few red chiles. Of course the chopping took longer than the actual canning.

Of course I forgot to take a picture of the final count. 19 pints. Hopefully they will last him a while.

This brings my canning total for the year to 16 quarts peaches, 27 quarts green beans and 19 pints peppers. I hope to get a bushel of apples to work up into applesauce and pie filling to can as well.