Monday, December 10, 2012

Part 3 Up and Ready

Part III of Easy Street was almost that...easy! But oh so pretty. 64 Shaded 4 patches ready and waiting. You too can check out some of the other over 200 that are participating around the world at Bonnie's Linky Party right here.

So with that out of the way it was time to head over to my daugther Cynthia's, where all willing volunteers helped to put together 9 kitchen transition kits for residents at the LaSalle Women's shelter. All the spoons, veg peelers, measuring cups, bowls and oven pans, etc etc  - enough to fill a large tub for each.  So full in fact that we had to wrap the roasters and food processor separately.

And if that wasn't enough we made golden/candy stripe beets pickles, as well as pickled carrots.  All produce donated by River Bend Gardens, in NE Edmonton. While we were doing that Cynthia was busy making pumpkin pies (6) from home baked New Zealand pumpkins. When I was finished peeling carrots and beets it was time to tackle the peeling and slicing of the apples for yet more pies (3). 

These pickles jewels will be used as thank you gifts for those who have donated to the Food Force for Women Project lead by my amazing daughter and her faithful family and friends (strangers are just friends you haven't met yet would apply in this case).

The pies and presents will all be part of the final cooking lesson on Monday night.  Cynthia will be on cloud nine about the time that I am writing this and I could not be more proud of her and those that have supported this initiative. As a survivor of family violence I so appreciate the work that she is doing and what champions her team are.

Time on my hands now....make more sew-a-long blocks with Randy over at Barrister's Block... shopping for little grandchildren's pj's (my traditional gift - since Santa brings the toys).

love and hugs to all


  1. I love your fabrics. And I admire your work!

  2. Oooh, look at those lovely blocks! Your purples and teals are so yummy.... and so are the canned food items. I've never really been into canning, too many bad experiences with things my mom canned I think LOL.

    You commented on my blog how you also love the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers. Have you used the Tri-Recs rulers yet? Those are also fantastic and have been added to my "Must Have Tools". Check them out if you don't have them already... :)

    1. thank you for your comments. I love canning...we always have referred to canned peaches on grey winter days as bottled sunshine. these yellow beets will recieve a similar moniker.

      I have not used the Tri-Rec rulers. I will check them out on your recommendation. Where do you use them the most?

  3. Your blocks look great. Amazing work by you and your family!

    1. thank you Beth, it has all been a part of paying it forward.

  4. You blocks look lovely and your work to help those that found themselves in the LaSalle Women's shelter is wonderful. It is wonderful that you and your family take the time to help others! God bless you :-)