The only time of the year when it is socially acceptable to wear a knit fish hat in public and not feel silly.
I’ve been a slave to the canner this week. Well, really only two days, but still. I was so busy and tired I only snapped on picture.
Batch #2 of applesauce. (I also made pear butter, but forgot to take pictures.)
Is growing up! Someone snapped these photos at Sam’s birthday party a couple weeks ago. Just look how big she’s getting…
Sweet & Innocent
Eater of Souls
I splurged a bit and bought myself a beautiful new hat. It is black wool from the Toucan Collection made in New York.
Purchased for an amazing price at Hatcetera in Ashland. I bought it to wear with my purple peacoat and so I can have the sunroof open no matter where the sun is in the sky. Classy, no?
I’ve been canning a lot lately. Mostly tomatoes as my co-worker is very generous with her garden.
Roma, Beefsteak, and Heirloom tomatoes.
My first batch was a sort of crushed tomatoes with garlic and Italian seasonings (basil, oregano, thyme, etc.). I broke a jar, but I believe that was due to a heat discrepancy. Otherwise, I think they turned out pretty good.
Tomatoes processing in the canner.
Since then I’ve done whole tomatoes (raw pack) and on the docket for this week is this tomato sauce.
(And before you freak out about the towel in the canner… The rack was not situating right and was causing the jars to tip over. This was the safer alternative.)
Lest you think I haven’t been crafting during the unintentional blog silence… I whipped this up from the latest issue of Stitch magazine. It’s the Pint Sized Backpack.
I used three fabrics from Debbie Mumm’s pirate line. It fits perfectly!
I finished Tyler’s “dragon suit” months before Christmas. But, because I had to have his opinion on it, there was no waiting to gift it.
Tyler showing me his “dragon face”.
I’ve been told he’s worn it to school every day since he got it. I’d say it’s a hit.