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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Things

So far so good. I haven't achieved too much, but I'm happy with the look, so far. Now hopefully as it grows I don't ruin it. Still a lot of greens. Unfortunately the greens just do not show their true colors on the camera. Just so you know, the light greens are a celadon color that I adore. Then they just go crazy from there. All greens are included, from lime to forest.
I am partial to green. I always give Thanks for the color green. There are more colors of green in nature then I can count. Even my green stash is larger than any other color in my stash.
I'm in constant amazement at what I see in nature.
Just this afternoon, there was a spot of sun shining down on a lovely fern in the fairy garden. I ran back inside for the camera to try to catch it. Just look at this lovely fern getting a sun tan, soaking up the sun, letting it dry the rain. How lush and happy it looks.
One thing I can't live without, the color green. It makes me happy!
What else makes me happy? The smell of fall. What is the smell of fall? Apples, spices, yeast, fireplaces and even mud. But specially spices. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. Mix in leftover apples and cook for 10 plus hours, equal apple butter. YUM!
I may have finally duplicated my Grandmother's recipe. Over the years I lived with her, I finished all the apple butter she had in her basement. I loved the stuff! To my utter dismay, she didn't make me a lifetime supply! And unfortunately she didn't leave a recipe. I suffered through years of store bought apple butter. Very disappointing. Not spicy enough! Than I found a replacement at our local orchard, but it became a challenge! I had to reproduce my Grandmother's recipe. Now I think I've done it, or at least a close second. But I'm happy with it and happy with myself for completing the challenge. My Grandmother live on in these little jars, with each bite.

Now back to the greens...

Take care, Brandie

11 comments:

Kelli said...

LOVE apple butter!! YUM. The greens look great too. :)

LynCC said...

I love that project you're working on!

Jean said...

I like how it's shaping up!

Apple butter. Love the stuff. Who needs real butter when you have apple butter?

Lori said...

Apple butter is so delicious! How fun to have reproduced your grandmother's recipe.
Love your wallhanging and I love green too! Jean Wells in my first quilt class said green is a quilt's neutral.

Diane H said...

I've never tasted apple butter - looks wonderful in those pretty little jars. Happy to hear you've replicated the recipe.

Barb said...

I love everything about your quilt project that you are creating! I love green also--most of my house is in green. I love the flower and the frog! What a beautiful piece--can't wait to see more!

Linda said...

Yummy!!! Apple butter is my favorite this time of year, actually all times of year!!!

Your frog is the best!!! Green always makes me happy.

M and M plus 3 said...

Your coming along so fast with your project. I think you have a speed button I don't! So your going to share pictures of your apple butter and tell us all about tweaking a recipe to match and NOT share with us? lol.. I made 2 apple pies yesterday, love the apple season, don't you?!

Nancy said...

Did you design this quilt yourself? It is lovely. Green is a favorite of mine also. The apple butter looks wonderful.

Anita said...

How could anyone not like green? Are all of your greens batiks? They are so lovely.
Mmm, my mother used to make apple butter, but I haven't had any myself in years. I always think that I'll try my hand at small scale canning, but never seem to find the time, money or motivation, I do lots of freezing though. Someday I'll get to the canning.

Quilter Kathy said...

I love apple butter too and I am going to try to make some tomorrow!