Our tomato plants are still producing, and tomorrow will be November. My neighbors all ripped out their tomato plants weeks ago, but mine are happily perking along, blossoming, fruiting, and turning red in the sun. The nights are getting cold now, though, and I expect our first freeze could be soon.
These tomatoes are fresh-picked this morning.
I made a batch of biscotti and added craisins and almonds to it. It’s my favorite variation so far. Excellent dunking in tea or hot cocoa, but hard to stop nibbling.
My neighbor is in the habit of giving our family groceries that he doesn’t want. Usually it’s one item which he gets free at the market, but he doesn’t eat. It might be a sack of flour, a tray of cookies, a bottle of soda, that sort of thing. Today he brought over all his leftovers from his football party: chips, party mix, bread (I don’t think this was from the party), salsa, and cold pizza. The pizza didn’t hang around long, so it’s not in the picture.
We’re always happy to take what he doesn’t want!
The blue birthday quilt is all pieced and ready to hand quilt. 10 columns and 14 rows make 140 squares cut from fabric scraps I saved from the birthday girl’s childhood clothing. Maybe I’ll finish the quilt by Christmas?
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I hit a few garage sales yesterday and found three needed baby linens.
A new in package crib sheet, a blue thermal receiving blanket, and a white terry cloth changing pad cover. All look new, even though the receiving blanket and changing pad cover are not. I’m always looking for ways to help the new parents.
The changing pad cover turned out to be too small. But it wasn’t that much money, so I don’t mind. It was worth the try.