This has been such a sorrow and hate filled day. Why, oh why do there have to be haters in the world? A few hateful people can give all the great people out there a bad rap. Terrible things are done in the name of God and country all around the world. On all sides- Christian and Muslim alike. For some reason there are people who just seem to need to hate what is different from them. I will never understand.
But enough of hate. There is also so much love in the world and I want to focus on that.
Today, V was definitely loving. Look:
I've been busy the past few days. I've canned more tomatoes, frozen more peppers and made several batches of salsa. I finally found a recipe that V likes- one that has a serious KICK to it! As of this evening I've got 12 pints canned. I'll have to do something with tomatoes again tomorrow though, I made salsa and still have lots of tomatoes left. And I picked more this afternoon. Oosh. I think I've got tomato overload- finally! But as much as I complain I'll keep at it. Hmm... I wonder about pizza sauce.... I'm running out of ideas for tomatoes.
I figured out my treadle machine. And I feel really stupid now. Everyone kept asking me if it took flat or round shank needles- I had put in a flat needle and it was secure but I wanted to check for sure. So I got a mirror and flashlight to get a good look at the underside where the needle goes. I was right, it does take a flat shank needle but to my surprise, the flat side wasn't facing the direction I thought it should go- I had to rotate my needle 90 degrees from where I thought it would go. Amazingly enough, that solved the problem and it will now pick up the bobbin thread- although I still need to fiddle with the tension which is all messed up. Who knew?