Friday, October 10, 2014

My First Canned Applesauce

A few weeks ago, we went apple picking. At the entrance, you buy a bag, in your choice of the sizes. My companions asked what size we should get, and I said, "medium," figuring that would give us enough to make a pie or two,  maybe a little applesauce and eat a few.

I was distracted by something for a moment and when I turned around,  we had purchased 2 medium bags.

Here we are, three weeks later, with most of a bag of apples nearing the end of their natural lifespan. So I made my first ever attempt at canning, and have 3 jars of sauce cooling on the counter. Yum!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Consistency is a curse

Note to self: re-learn how to spin worsted weight yarn. Feel like I will never finish plying.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Can we fix it?

I've started cross stitching again, and what better way to return to the craft than by charting and stitching a snarky sampler for a friend? Weirdly, tiny hammers were easier to find than tiny liquor bottles, so I had to make do with martini stickers, but I'm pleased with the overall look.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Organizing my space

Now I have room for dyeing and the drum carder has a home. Already working on overdyeing some less than exciting yarns and fibers. Feeling productive this morning.