Sewing for upcoming wedding coming along nicely

We had a nice sunny day in the 70s. That was a welcome change after some cool, rainy weather the past week. Yesterday was also nice and sunny, making laundry dry fast.

I had a good day with sewing. I sewed daughter Lovina’s dress, cape and apron for the wedding next week of niece Elizabeth. I also sewed two shirts for son Kevin and gray pants for the wedding. Yesterday, I sewed daughter Verena’s dress, cape and apron for the wedding. Now it’s daughter Loretta’s and my suits left to sew. I am hoping to work on that tomorrow.

Today, daughter Elizabeth and Susan were home with their sweet little ones. They brought their sewing for the wedding along, so I helped them instead of working on mine.

Elizabeth has a 2-year-old and 5-month-old, so I know how many interruptions you can have trying to do extra sewing. Elizabeth and Tim are also hosting church services in June, so she has cleaning that needs done as well. And, of course, it’s time to plant the gardens.

My husband, Joe, has been tending to our gardens since he’s not working anywhere yet. He’s planting extra in hopes we can sell some by the road. Radishes, lettuce and corn are up despite the cooler weather we have had. Rhubarb is ready to use, so I need to make rhubarb custard pies sometime. That is one of the pies sister Emma plans to have us make for her daughter’s wedding next week. I will take my rhubarb if she needs more.

Last week, my daughters and I and sisters Verena and Susan helped sister Emma and her daughters, Elizabeth and Emma, put 216 eggs into noodles. Working together making noodles is always fun. Of course, many hands make lighter work.

Saturday is also daughter Lovina’s 15th birthday, so a happy birthday goes to her.

Sunday, Jacob and Emma’s family and we and our children all gathered at my sister’s house in honor of sister Susan’s birthday. We enjoyed a haystack brunch and dessert. After dishes were washed, some played croquet outside and the rest of us played Rummikub. This was my first time playing the game. It seems similar to Phase 10 but has tiles instead of cards.

Daughter Elizabeth and Tim had their flower along in the buggy to give to me Sunday at my sister’s house. When Tim brought it in to give to me, granddaughter Abigail started crying. She said she wanted to keep the flower. She loves flowers, and it was so cute to see her want to keep it. My sister Susan went outside and picked a few flowers for Abigail, which made her happy again.

Before we all left for home, sisters Verena and Susan heated up the leftover haystack, making a casserole of everything that was left over from brunch. Everyone ate before parting ways to go home. It was an enjoyable day together.

God’s blessings to all!

Apple Rhubarb Crisp

2 cups apples, cut fine

2 cups rhubarb, cut fine

2 eggs

2 tablespoons flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


1/2 cup butter

1 cup flour

1 cup brown sugar

Mix apples, rhubarb, eggs, flour, sugar and nutmeg together. Place in baking dish.


Combine butter, flour and brown sugar to crumbly consistency mixture. Pour over apple-rhubarb mixture. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, or until done. Serve with milk or ice cream.


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