Monday, September 7, 2009

Summer is slippping away

Well I have goofed off long enough and am ready to get back into the swing of blogging again. I really have missed it and all you lovely people. I can't imagine what you have all been up to while I have been away.

It was a wonderful summer and I am still enjoying it before it quietly slips away. Our little garden beds provided us with all kinds of great things to eat. It is so lovely being able to walk out the back door and go pick what you need for a meal. Yesterday hubby and I harvested over 10 lbs of carrots, already washed, cut up and put in the freezer for those cold winter months when soup and stews are on the menu. The onions were also lifted and are drying in the shed. It is quite amazing how much you can grow in just two tiny garden beds.

I know that you were all expecting to see tons of sewing projects here on this post, well surprise, surprise, I am afraid there aren't any. I don't think I was in my sewing room but a handful of times this whole summer. That's not to say that I haven't been doing anything. On the contrary I have been doing lot's of fun stuff. Take a look at these wonderful Pumpkin Cheesecake bars that I made......or how about this lovely Chocolate Coconut cream cake......just kidding, they are all made of soap!

I am so enjoying becoming a soaper, at least I think that is what we are called. It is funny how you seem to stumble into different interests as you go through life. I never thought I would ever be making soap. I think I am well and truly hooked!

I still will be doing sewing and knitting though, I cannot imagine never doing these again. In fact I am working on a brightly colorful crochet blanket for those cold dreary months that will soon be upon us.

But that will have to wait until my next post.

I am so glad to be back!

12 comments:

Jenny said...

I think you make a wonderful soaper! Happy to hear you're back in the world of blog...around here summer isn't slipping away though. It's just around the corner!

Handmade in Israel said...

Welcome back! We missed you! That cake is incredible... I could eat it, but I know it wouldn't taste as good as it looks :) Your garden looks amazing too. Glad to hear you've enjoyed your summer!

Esther said...

Glad to see you back, I've missed reading your blog :o) I love harvesting all the fruit and veg - luckily for me I get my parents' as well as my own. I especially love the tomatoes and plums!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Welcome back! Your soaps look delicious - great to hear you ahve had an enjoyable summer.

hetty said...

I'm glad you're back too! Missed you. A soaper? Interesting hobby. I've not tried that yet. Perhaps I should because that soap looks good enough to eat!

Sue said...

I've missed you and am glad to have you back. Did you take pictures of your lovely flower garden this year? The soaps are too pretty to use, but I miss your little critters.

Gigibird said...

Delighted you've had a lovely bloggy break.
Garden as usual looking beautiful.

Alison Boon said...

It's really fascinating how we change as we grow older, and develop new skills, I think it's the secret to staying young. Good to see you back again.

Terri Fisher said...

Welcome back! It's so good to "see" you again in the bloggy world! I'm glad your summer went well...I envy your gardens and wish we could have done that, too, but it wasn't meant to be this summer. I am enjoying the numerous roadside veggie stands around us, though. Your soaps look awesome, too! Good enough to eat!

jojo-caramel said...

I'm so glad to read you back ! I missed you ! Beautiful soaps ! The soap's cake is incredible !!! It would not be possible for me to use it, much too much beautiful !!! You are an incredible soap maker !!! xo

jojo-caramel said...

I forgot to say : I like your new banner very much ! Hugs xo

periwinkle said...

well hello you, glad to hear you have had a lovely summer -- that soap definately looks good enough to eat so maybe your title should be super soaper lol