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Monday, August 24, 2015

Wrapping up memories...

...since last December, many of my days have been spent sorting through 72 years of memories at my parents house...the last box, drawer, closet and cubbyhole has been cleared and prepped for the Estate Sale which will take place later this Fall. The keys have been turned over to the ladies who will set up everything. My job is finished.

But, oh the memories...

...wrapping my Mom's Lenox china for my brother got me thinking about the beautiful holiday tables she used to set - always so enjoyable for her. Silver serving pieces and delicate Lily of the Valley forks, knives and spoons...candles lit...linen tablecloth and napkins...such happy times that will be long remembered. It is difficult not to dwell on the reality that those times are no more and to feel so very lonely...

As the summer winds down and a few extra hours have returned to my days, our own house can get some attention - it has been neglected...a family tree quilt made in 2008 as a gift for Mom & Dad has found a new spot folded on my Great Grandfather's rocking chair from West Virginia. Finally had time to add a new medallion to the tree with the addition of our dear daughter-in-law.


The great room is getting an update too - new area rugs, a sofa on order and valances to be made. Attention turns to pumpkins and mums and falling leaves and soon the arrival of our David and Jena for a much anticipated visit.

While there are still some warm days ahead, even now, evenings have become cooler and the gardens are in transition. Tomatoes have their first blush - it is always a race against those first frosty nights in September. Canned a few pepperoncini.....and made up some refrigerator pickles - our English cucumbers are really producing!

and waiting for an order of Concord grapes to arrive...grape jelly to be made.

...as always, quilting...one of life's best stress relievers...

Caught up with the Benjamin Biggs Wedding quilt being offered by Gay Bomers and Brenda Papadakis...June , July and August - done!

That's it from Taylorsoutback for now - have been a bad blogger - this one posting in August is putting a question mark on calling this a blog, even. Hoping to do a little better in the months ahead - but life can sure interfere with good intentions...have a good week everyone and a huge thank you for stopping by to visit...


Pat