I am working on two crochet - did I mention I am learning to crochet! you'll see them tomorrow - projects. I started cutting out a prairie dress for Butterfly and Badger but... the fabric for Badger ran out! grr... and I thought I had enough muslin to line the bodices but the piece I found I could not tell if I pre-washed it or not. I don't always for quilts and this was a backing end, so in to the machine it went along with material to make another (lighter weight) dress for me. I am hoping to assembly line the girls' dresses and get mine and a dress shirt finished by next weekend. Badger's dress is green and tan plaid and I am trying to decide if I should make the sleeves out of plain green or a tan background floral. Both look pretty.
I made a one jar batch of strawberry jam yesterday as the tiny little berries we got at the farmer's market were looking a bit sad. I would have gotten 2 jars but while the boys and I were at 4h, Jim and the girls had some of the macerating strawberries as ice cream topping. I had a little that would not fit in the jar on some ice cream myself and it was awesome. I used Marisa of Food in Jars recipe for strawberry vanilla jam, cutting it to fit the amount of strawberries I had. Today, I did nearly the same thing with leftover blueberries and grapes, no vanilla though, and got one and a half jars.
|Butterfly dancing to the music.|
|I think (hope) it was a bug and not a wad of used gum on that rock, being studied so intently by Badger and Mouse.|
|Farmer's market is right by the river, we had cookies while resting from our shopping adventures.|
|There is a bird fishing on the opposite shore I promise.|
Hope your day is full of fun and projects, I am off to vote and pick up the boys from school. ~ Julia