the 2 older kids had swim lessons last week, so each day i had a half hour to explore garnett, ks. which is actually plenty of time, it's small! we hit the arc thrift shop, and the country fabrics shop. i found a pretty vintage sheet with lace trim to make pjs out of, and the fabric shop has a few designer prints from amy butler's lotus line, kaffe fassett florals, and denyse schmidt's katie jump rope line. mostly country calicos and thimbleberries though. all $4.99 a yard. and all soon to be 20% off for their anniversary sale in august! i may have to make a trip back to buy a few yards. anyone else want some katie jump rope? here's what they had:
floral in orange or brown
or at my other local shop, she has these two prints for $4.99 a yard.
brown dot stripe
let me know, i'd be happy to arrange something! there's also a bolt of AMH's chocolate lollipop.
in the kitchen, i've been trying to make stuff with all the goodies from my dad's garden. so i made freezer bread & butter pickles, cole slaw, blackberry dump cake. also, freezing corn on the cob and tomatoes, and i was meaning to make pepper jelly but my peppers are looking sad. i also made some monkey banana jam with a pile of bananas that were 19 cents a pound. it's pretty good but i think it'd be better with bananas less ripe. it's got that overripe taste to it.