Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Harvest and Holiday Time

It's that time again...time for making preserves. Yesterday I spent the entire day making apple butter and juice for jelly. I spent five hours just peeling and prepping the apples. My back hurt, my hands were cramping up, and my kitchen was a mess! I can't explain why I love it, but I do! Next things are jellies with all the juices I've put into the freezer this summer, then holiday cookies and candies. When I get my canning done, I'll have Christmas gifts almost finished, and that's another thing to be happy about. Just a few things to make (not food) and I'll be ready to assemble baskets. So far, I've done spaghetti sauce, dill pickles, pickled peppers and apple butter. I still have 4 kinds of jelly to do, but I did the juices already, so they'll be quick. I can't wait. Well, I've rambled enough today...'til next time.

Be well.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Finally, something new!

I haven't been posting because nothing was happening, but I finally finished a piece! I love using glass bubbles in sculptures and I have a few different sizes. I tried to work with the colors of the bubbles in a slightly off-kilter way, and I think it works OK. You can be the judge of that, though.

For my next couple of projects, I think I'll be working on clocks. I have ideas for polymer clay, but I'd also like to do at least one beaded one. That will be a challenge...I don't really do patterns or flat work. Maybe I can attach beadwork to a backing. Hmmm....I'll have to think about that a bit.
Until next time, be well.