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We are certainly seeing the signs of fall here in NorthEast Ohio.  First, I just noticed all the leaves are red on my neighbors tree.  It is pretty!  I do love the change of seasons that we get in Ohio!

We bottled our wine today.  94 bottles!  Another sure sign of fall. We need to bottle last years wine in order to make room for the new juice we plan to pick up in  a week or so.  Here  is a picture: 

This is a picture of the wine we bottled this time last year but it looks essentially the same this year so I figured why take another picture.  We buy our juice at Debonne Vineyards.  This year we bottled Niagara, DeChaunec and Riesling.  We mixed half of the Niagara and DeChaunec and made a great rose.  Now to just wait until it ages enough to drink it.  That is the hardest part!

I did some sewing yesterday.  I an currently working on Silhouette Patterns #175, Valerie’s Top.  

I got a little hung up on the collar and I had to rip out the gathering but I think I figured it out. If I was not too tired after 7 hours of bottling wine, I would have worked on it more today. But I should be able to work on it a few evenings this week. I have to say, the pattern is very easy so far and it looks like the fit will be great.  We will see in a few days.

I really love this time of year. When you live in Ohio, you really cannot complain about the change in seasons.  It’s all apart of life. I enjoy it and I am grateful I can appreciate it! 

What is your favorite time of the year?

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I did some more sewing this weekend. I finished a purse that I made out of old jeans with butterflys embroidered on them and a lunch bag using this wonderful tutorial:  http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2008/03/lunchbox-inspir.html

I do not have pictures right now but I will try to get them uploaded later.  The stitching on the purse is less than perfect so I don’t want to show it off too much.

Planning on making Piccililli relish this weekend and maybe canning some sweet hot peppers. 

Oh, and we make our own wine.  We racked it last weekend and should be able to bottle in September.  Here is a photo of last years “vintage.”

We reuse wine bottles. I cannot remember how many bottles we had.  I think like…96.  I really enjoy having a “wine cellar.”  We are not experts by any means but I am enjoying the “tasting and testing.”   We are making a reisling, Niagara and a red called DeChaunac. 

Good night, and Later!!!!