Thursday, September 3, 2015

Owls and Pickles

In a race to figure out what to blog about for the letter O last week, I decided on Owl.  I even found a cute pattern for an owl hand warmer.  I gathered fabric and started making the owl.  And then.  I just.  Stopped.

It DOES look like an owl.  If I were able to start over, I would choose different colors for the eyes.

It does NOT yet function as a hand warmer.  I still need to fill it with rice.  When I am done I think I will go around the edge with pinking shears.

{Pattern found HERE}

On to the letter P.  We grew cucumbers this year and hoped we would have enough for pickles.  We ended up having to get some at the local farmer's market.  Not as good as home grown, but better than cucumbers from the grocery store that may have come from another country!

I used the Bread and Butter recipe from my Ball Canning book.

I love the look of jars lining my pantry shelves.  Knowing that I canned them myself makes it even better!

Linking up to Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday.


  1. Aw, I like your hand warmer! I'm not a pickle lover, but my hubby and daughter are -- they would empty your pickle shelves in a minute!! Good for you for doing all the canning -- it looks like there are some preserves on your pantry shelves too!

  2. I think your owl is cute. I bet those pickles are delicious!

  3. Your hand warmer is very cute, and your pickles look quite delicious. You have me wanting to try my hand at making both.
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  4. Kudos to you for your enthusiastic work. I think the owl is adorable, and I know canning the pickles is a labor of love. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Looks like you have been busy! The little owl handwarmer is a great idea. And, the pickles - they look like they should be entered in the County Fair!

  6. The owl is super cute. And that pickles reminds me of my grandmother's and mother's annual pickle project.