Thursday, April 29, 2021

Blueberry season in Florida....

There is about another week of blueberry picking near where I live in north central Florida. I headed to the field after dropping the kids to school today and picked a little over 4 pounds this time.... in about 30-35 minutes. They have a big field and the berries are big and taste great. I think I had Farthing, Chickadee, Prima Donna and Emeralds this time. I put the majority of them on half sheet pans and popped them in the freezer. I'll get a couple quart bags of berries from each pan for the freezer stock. 

I really need to schedule a time and take the kids... unfortunately it is around 90 degrees after school. Might need to have them get out of bed early Saturday to go. It was getting toasty by 9:40 when I was leaving to head home. Must be time to head into the sewing room! 

I have 2 hexagons in blue in the tin to be stitched and that lines up with 2 days left in the month! These are the ones I stitched up this week.

I also prepped step 3 of Harmony to 'remake' my last attempt that did not come out the right size with the templates.... so I decided to make them the rotary cut way. I think they called these 'fancy' HST's.  I cut out and am stitching the HST's and then I'll cut and add on the extra half square triangle to one end. Here is step 1+2 along with the process of step 3. I am making the throw - so there will be 4 blocks. I am way behind on this one as they are on the last steps of putting all the parts together at this point.

Time to go work on my April OMG that is still not to a top stage. Hopefully it will be by the end of the day. Dinner is in the crockpot - French Dip sandwiches. I pulled a chuck roast from the freezer Tuesday and remembered to pop it in the crock pot this morning before taking the kids to school. Last night.... I pulled some ribs from the freezer (Greg made them last month) and made a potato salad for dinner. See - I do pull from the freezer for meals occasionally! Next week I'll pull a seal a meal bag of Carnitas for Cubans for a dinner one night.


The Joyful Quilter said...

Finish up BLUE and you are all ready for May's RED with this project. It will be time for some serious progress on it!!

Angela said...

Those blueberries do look delicious. We have indeed hit the hot part of the year when staying in the sewing room sounds like a great plan. Looking forward to enjoying some air conditioning soon if it stays this hot.

Julierose said...

Yummy looking blueberries...I have no idea how I will put my hexagons
together--still have a few more cut and ready for stitching...They don't quite look like i thought they would (S I G H )
Keeps my hands busy though...hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Yummy fresh blueberries - looks like a great haul for just a short time picking! Glad to see you've pulled your Harmony blocks back out. Hope you get the right sizes this time. I was a little off somewhere because I have a couple odd spots where the edges don't match up. I'm going to make it work, though!