Elizabeth wanted to make a gift for her cousin; so as time allowed she began working a little here and a little there.First she chose two colors, pink and purple and then she began marking and cutting them into squares.
Next she slowly stitched the squares into a pleasing design.
Once the front was finished she cut a back and stitched around the outer edges.
After stuffing it was time to stitch, by hand, the opening closed.
And "presto" a pretty little pillow made by a pretty little girl. I love how Elizabeth always wants to do something special for others.
The orchard is officially finished!I love the view when standing at the back looking up towards the house. Now that all the weeds are under control I can begin focusing on the fence which needs some work.
Each year, during Easter, the stores run ham on sale at a really good price. This year the lowest price I found was 87-cents per pound. Compared to the regular price of $2.37 per pound; I got a great deal. The day I went to get a ham the store was sold out. But this was okay since I was able to get a rain check. My family loves to eat bacon and eggs; but with prices on the rise bacon is getting a little too high. So, this year I had my ham cut into steaks. (The meat department will do this for free). These ham steaks freeze well.
I like to separate them with sheets of wax paper; And place them in a gallon size zip lock bag. The very end of the ham is also placed in the freezer for when I want to make a pot of beans.
Locally a prepackaged ham steak sells for well over 2-dollars per pound and I have seen it over 3-per pound. The cheapest bacon I can buy, when not on sale, is $2.50 for a 12-ounce package. So stocking up on ham steaks will save a lot of money over the next several months. And, fried ham steak with eggs is out of this world!