First up, I finished August by Little House Needleworks.
My second finish was a Christmas ornament, Hot Cocoa, also by Little House Needleworks. I am a big fan of hot chocolate, so when this ornament came out, I bought the pattern and stitched it right away. It seems I have been in a bit of a Christmas ornament stitching mood lately :)
This week I started working on The Apple Orchard by Country Cottage Needleworks. I didn't really need a new start...but this pattern was just calling to me. I am going to put it down (soon I hope) so I can finish Halloween Rules. After that, I can get back to Japanese Garden, and my originally planned start, Lady Hera :)
One new thing I tried this summer was canning. I have always wanted to try it, but I never got around to it. The first jelly I made was a jalapeno jelly. I did add some green dye so they jelly didn't have a nasty yellow-green color. It was great with cream cheese and crackers. Next time I make it, I am going to add a little more jalapenos as my jelly was not spicy at all. Then, I made a sweet onion jelly, and it is great with toasted bread and butter. Anne requested a picture of my jellies, so here they are, and in the background is the German chocolate cake I made yesterday for hubby's birthday (it was delicious!)