Monday, October 08, 2012

Dried Apples

We recently made our yearly trip to Tehachapi to get fresh apples. This time we picked our own in addition to purchasing bags. Katie was very eager to pick apples.

This enthusiasm and joy lasted for about 20 minutes, then it was just hot and we were ready to go, we had filled two buckets a little over half full.

Once we got them home we peeled, cored and sliced some of them.

They soaked for eight minutes in lemon water.

Half of the apples we put in a cinnamon sugar mixture.

Our dehydrator has four trays, the apples take about 10 hours to dry. It works out to one apple per tray and we have done this four times so far.

The dried apples are delicious!

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Newhall Library

A little over a week ago we opened a beautiful new library in Newhall. I could post a ton of pictures of the building and tell you detailed information about the historical and architectural details of the building but that is better in person. Here is a view of the pedestrian entrance on opening day.

Katie came to the opening and got a into the library early, it helps that she knew someone on the inside.

Katie enjoyed running around while the building was still empty, this soon wasn't an option, we had over 4,000 people in the library opening day.

A glimpse of the crowd lining up.

It was a busy day but seeing her like the library was the highlight.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Bungle Jungle Quilt

I found out earlier this year that one of my AmeriCorps team mates was pregnant and they would be welcoming their second child around Halloween. This of course meant that it was time to make a baby quilt. I chose to make the stacked coin quilt I have made before using Moda's Bungle Jungle fabric line.

It is a bright and colorful series of fabric. The binding is green and the back is a large print blue.

It came out better than I expected and I hope he will enjoy his quilt