No, I'm not always quilting, though many think that.
In the past I've made this vegie relish many times...but it's hard to find a bunch of green tomatoes when you don't have a garden. So it's been several years, and I've tried all of the brands in the grocery and not found one near as good. So I decided it was time to jump into this major (or it seemed major) project.
I found the green tomatoes at the Farmers' Market. It also contains: onions, green and red bell peppers and cabbage. My wonderful husband decided to help and boy was he a great help!. Here you see him grinding with my Mom's old grinder.
It was a two day project but I'm so pleased to see those lovely jars of yummy relish lined up on the counter.
This is a special case because it is 8Tree Quilts which are being shipped to American Q Soc show in Grand Rapids. Fiber Art Friends girls are glad to have their challenge accepted into the Ultimate Guild Challenge. I'm packing them up and shipping them off for the show.
It is unusual to pack 8 quilts into 1 box--but this is how I've decided to do it. There is a center roll about 3" in diameter. I will roll the quilts one at a time with the fronts facing outward. Each quilt followed by another until all 8 are in one large roll.
I save remant strips for the purpose of tying this type of roll.
So once they are tied I need to put plastic bags around them.
I use large clear bags from Costco, but they are not long enough, so I do one from each end and then tie again to "seal" the package somewhat.
This is to help protect the quilts in case accidently they get the box wet somewhere along the line. (We really hope that does not happen). Then I tape the paperwork to the plastic bag, load it into a sturdy box, and ship it FedEx.
Oh, yes, we always hope that they make the trip safely all the way to Grand Rapids and back.
We also hope they will please the judges and win a bit of a prize!