Monday, October 20, 2014

I am Pleased with my First Eco Printed Silk Blouse

For my first attempt I am very happy with this piece, I need to learn a better wrapping technique for clearer prints all over but I am happy that most of the leaves did print for me. The larger leaves are sweet gum, I also added allot  of maple leaves, couple of hickory, and sprinkled all over the blouse dried red onion skins-the outer layer.

This silk blouse was still really wet, so I have it laying on towels on top of one of my larger freezers. After dry I will decided if I want to fill in spots with more leaves.

The first photo is the front view, second back view, third is a sleeve, and last a close up of a sweet gum leaf






Saturday, October 18, 2014

Canning Update-Mushrooms in Jars

  This project is always well worth all the time-but getting older now I can feel it today for sure. I emptied the second filled canner around 10:30 pm last nite-so it was a 12 hour day with about a 90 minute to 2 hour break at supper time.

  My farm girl Grandma always said when something is in abundance then can for a couple years cause it probably will not be available the following year-I always remembered that and this is very true-especially with the wild mushrooms. This is the first good mushroom year we have had here since 2011

  I ended up with 27 jars mostly 1/2 pints, the few taller jars are just a little over 1/2 pint.

  They are all washed and rinsed and when dry will label and then figure out where to put them-lol  The very little space I have for my home canned goods is all filled up so I have been storing in boxes. Now to get back to cleaning house, still no wood in yet-now we are having trouble with old batteries-sigh (for the flatbed farm truck and log splitter)



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