Unless I pick up more canning jars at a reasonable price, I am done pickling for the season. The rest of my jars are dedicated to peaches and salsa. Last year we purchased a Ball electric canner. It holds fewer jars and can take longer to process but it is handier than water canning. The water level in the electric canner is much lower and acts like a cross between a pressure cooker and stove-top water canner. It cannot process meats or low-acid foods but for my needs, it is pretty nifty!
See the last post for the recipe for these Crisp Sweet Pickles very similar to the old-fashion Bread & Butter pickles. I add some sweet dill weed to the recipe as well because we really like candied dill pickles. Now I am putting my feet up with a cup of coffee.