zondag 26 september 2010

Patchworkbee in Vreeland

Een hele gezellige dag had ik gisteren in Vreeland: 25 dames, die elkaar soms al jaren kennen van het internet en regelmatige quiltweekeindjes, quiltdagen, quiltuitstapjes, enz, enz. kwamen bij elkaar in het Dorpshuis.

Omdat Shirley al aankondigde, dat er bij mij misschien wel wat te lezen zou zijn, vandaag nog even snel een tipje.....

Volgende keer meer....
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Productieve dag

Last week, I had to undergo surgery, because my gyneacologist detected a so called Ovula Nabothi. Not really serious, but it had to be removed. Everything went smoothly, no pain afterwards, no side-effects of the anestesia. No harmfull cells were detected, so of course I was relieved. But now I am not allowed to put too much pressure on my lower belly, so no bike-riding, reduce climbing the stairs and take the elevator, no vacuming (no problem with that :o), not carry anything heavy, etc.

A few weeks ago I had started to begin my days with a brisk walk of 20 minutes around the castle close to my home. I am surprised about the impact of the intake fresh oxygen every morning in good and bad weather.

When I came home, I gathered the apples in our garden and had started to process everything into applesauce or applejuice. The last one-and-a-half-weeks I was not allowed to gather apples and I also was not allowed to carry the heavy pans. So the fruits had to wait until DH has the time to gather.

Today DH and I processed apples and quinces (our quince-tree in front of our house):

We decided to pasteurize the jars with applesauce and the bottles with the juices.  This is a test for us to see if you can use the quince-juice stored like this and make the quince-jelly when I feel like it later this season. We still have left-over jars with fruit jams and jellies from last year.....

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