Good Evening my dears..
Here it is Friday already.. This week just flew by..
Last weekend was very busy but fun, too..
My little shop was opened for the very last weekend..
It is hard to believe that the Summer is past and the shop is finally closed and finished..
The pic above is a sweet customer that I met at the shop several years ago..
Just one of the dear people who I now call friend..
She lived in Toronto when we met but loved St. Martins so much that she bought a home and moved down to the East coast permanently..
I loved when she would come in..
She was always so full of cheer even though she struggles with MS..
Here she is going through an old mason jar of jewels..smile..
She will continue to visit me at the cottage next Summer, though even if the shop is no more, I'm sure..
Then on Sunday we once again attended the Art in the Park event..
We placed everything on a table...
There were customers there for an hour or two before the music began..
It was a wonderful band singing gospel and country..
I was surprised that we knew the sweet girl on the piano..
We have know her since she was a little girl.. smile..
Sold quite a bit of my Pumpkin Spice Potpourri and a few wax smellies to go in with it..
Two ladies wanted the last jar of Rose Powder and decided they would divide it.. smile..
But mostly it was pickles..
I laughed when several people said they were glad that the pickle lady was back.. grin..
I did a tomato apple chutney which was cooked in my slow cooker and a Sunshine Relish which was cooked in the oven..
I will definitely do them again next year, I think..
There were many booths of many different crafts and such..
Then on Monday we moved back home..
It took us all day to pack and drive here and unload everything into the front hall..
It was so good to be home again, though..
Even with all the work it takes to do it all..
The Sea is wonderful but the place I want to be in September is right here at home..
Please say a wee word of prayer for me as I am still struggling with Vertigo..
I know it could be worse but being dizzy is not fun..
The sad thing about it all is that I look so forward to sleeping once again in our water bed and guess what?..
It made me so sick I had to move to the spare room..
Isn't that a shame? smile..
This old hippie wantabe is pretty upset but this too shall pass..
Yesterday, a friend and I made a trip up the St. John River Road to visit some vegetable stands...
And today I did up some Amish Schnippled Bean Salad for Winter..
You French cut the beans and make a brine for them..
Store them in your cold room and in the Winter you take them out and drain them..
Place them in a bowl and add a bit of sour cream and a speck of sugar..
Our oldest son Trevor used to love this when he was a boy at home..
Another way is to add some chopped onion, seasonings and a bit of oil ..
My sister-in-law gave me my mother-in-law's canner, too this week..
I am thrilled with it and am hoping to do a few baskets of peaches tomorrow..
I just love this time of year with all of it's busyness, don't you?
Some ladies were saying that at my age they wouldn't be bothered but I can't imagine not doing this..
My mama is 80 and almost everyday she is mixing up a batch of chow or mustard pickles or jam or something..
I pray the Lord will bless me with the same kind of ambition when I am her age.. grin..
Well, dear ladies that wraps it up for tonight..
I am trying to get to visit your blogs and finally catch up..
Just a bit more patience, please..
Sending you love and prayers..