The hubby and I went camping at a fairly touristy place with the inlaws, and managed to escape for an afternoon to head up to Olallie Lake. Due to the hastiness in our departure, all I had was my cell phone camera - but the silence and simplicity were a balm for frayed nerves for sure.

The hubby and I went camping at a fairly touristy place with the inlaws, and managed to escape for an afternoon to head up to Olallie Lake. Due to the hastiness in our departure, all I had was my cell phone camera - but the silence and simplicity were a balm for frayed nerves for sure.

Finished a very petite little ring today. It has five 2mm purple CZs tube-set into a fan on the top. As much as I love over-the-top gigantic jewelry, I can’t stay away from teeny stones and careful work. Finished a very petite little ring today. It has five 2mm purple CZs tube-set into a fan on the top. As much as I love over-the-top gigantic jewelry, I can’t stay away from teeny stones and careful work. Finished a very petite little ring today. It has five 2mm purple CZs tube-set into a fan on the top. As much as I love over-the-top gigantic jewelry, I can’t stay away from teeny stones and careful work.

Finished a very petite little ring today. It has five 2mm purple CZs tube-set into a fan on the top. As much as I love over-the-top gigantic jewelry, I can’t stay away from teeny stones and careful work.

Finally got over a rather nasty bout of illness, and immediately wanted to sew. I’d really like a new dress to wear to the Ren Faire this weekend - so I raided my batik stash! Nothing like wearing a rainbow to kick the last of the crud.
I’m also getting back to working out some pattern ideas I’d worked out for some dresses and skirts that I’ll be selling at the Holiday Marketplace this year. Lots to do! Finally got over a rather nasty bout of illness, and immediately wanted to sew. I’d really like a new dress to wear to the Ren Faire this weekend - so I raided my batik stash! Nothing like wearing a rainbow to kick the last of the crud.
I’m also getting back to working out some pattern ideas I’d worked out for some dresses and skirts that I’ll be selling at the Holiday Marketplace this year. Lots to do!

Finally got over a rather nasty bout of illness, and immediately wanted to sew. I’d really like a new dress to wear to the Ren Faire this weekend - so I raided my batik stash! Nothing like wearing a rainbow to kick the last of the crud.

I’m also getting back to working out some pattern ideas I’d worked out for some dresses and skirts that I’ll be selling at the Holiday Marketplace this year. Lots to do!

Don’t think I ever posted these little fuzzballs!

I painted this when I was 16. I put it in an art show and never saw it again. :( I’m pretty sure I painted from a picture on a kitten calendar. If I remember correctly it was the first time I ever used a fan brush.

Ah, memories.

It’s pear canning time again!
A friend has an enormous old Bartlett pear tree in his yard that, in a good year, easily puts out over a ton of fruit. We’ve only now just about gone through the pears from 2012, so today we picked another few years’ worth! Cleaned up several dozen jars, bought 20 pounds of sugar and some other ingredients for this year’s pearpalooza. Looking forward to getting the pantry stuffed full again! It’s pear canning time again!
A friend has an enormous old Bartlett pear tree in his yard that, in a good year, easily puts out over a ton of fruit. We’ve only now just about gone through the pears from 2012, so today we picked another few years’ worth! Cleaned up several dozen jars, bought 20 pounds of sugar and some other ingredients for this year’s pearpalooza. Looking forward to getting the pantry stuffed full again! It’s pear canning time again!
A friend has an enormous old Bartlett pear tree in his yard that, in a good year, easily puts out over a ton of fruit. We’ve only now just about gone through the pears from 2012, so today we picked another few years’ worth! Cleaned up several dozen jars, bought 20 pounds of sugar and some other ingredients for this year’s pearpalooza. Looking forward to getting the pantry stuffed full again!

It’s pear canning time again!

A friend has an enormous old Bartlett pear tree in his yard that, in a good year, easily puts out over a ton of fruit. We’ve only now just about gone through the pears from 2012, so today we picked another few years’ worth! Cleaned up several dozen jars, bought 20 pounds of sugar and some other ingredients for this year’s pearpalooza. Looking forward to getting the pantry stuffed full again!

Had quite the backyard haul today. There are about ten more baby zucchini on the way, and at least another dozen jalapenos that I could have picked. I’ll have to decide what I want to do with them first!
I now have enough Roma tomatoes for a batch of pizza sauce - so I will be making that this weekend. Huzzah! Had quite the backyard haul today. There are about ten more baby zucchini on the way, and at least another dozen jalapenos that I could have picked. I’ll have to decide what I want to do with them first!
I now have enough Roma tomatoes for a batch of pizza sauce - so I will be making that this weekend. Huzzah!

Had quite the backyard haul today. There are about ten more baby zucchini on the way, and at least another dozen jalapenos that I could have picked. I’ll have to decide what I want to do with them first!

I now have enough Roma tomatoes for a batch of pizza sauce - so I will be making that this weekend. Huzzah!

errandofmercy:

ihadthestrangestdream:

When life gives you lemons, it is said, make lemonade. But I prefer to add a bunch of oranges and make marmalade instead! Marmalade is my absolute favorite fruity concoction, and I’ll be making some baguettes today to enjoy this in style. I picked up some local blueberry honey, too - that should pair well! Hopefully my husband will not be too surprised to find that I also added habanero peppers to the marmalade.
And, gratuitous cat picture, because with the hibiscus in bloom outside he looks very picturesque.

oh my god that looks so good ;__; I want you to send me some XD

It is unbelievably delicious. I will absolutely send you some, and perhaps a sampling of the several varieties of berry jams and jellies from my yard. Best peanut butter jelly sandwiches ever. ;-)

errandofmercy:

ihadthestrangestdream:

When life gives you lemons, it is said, make lemonade. But I prefer to add a bunch of oranges and make marmalade instead! Marmalade is my absolute favorite fruity concoction, and I’ll be making some baguettes today to enjoy this in style. I picked up some local blueberry honey, too - that should pair well! Hopefully my husband will not be too surprised to find that I also added habanero peppers to the marmalade.

And, gratuitous cat picture, because with the hibiscus in bloom outside he looks very picturesque.

oh my god that looks so good ;__; I want you to send me some XD

It is unbelievably delicious. I will absolutely send you some, and perhaps a sampling of the several varieties of berry jams and jellies from my yard. Best peanut butter jelly sandwiches ever. ;-)

When life gives you lemons, it is said, make lemonade. But I prefer to add a bunch of oranges and make marmalade instead! Marmalade is my absolute favorite fruity concoction, and I’ll be making some baguettes today to enjoy this in style. I picked up some local blueberry honey, too - that should pair well! Hopefully my husband will not be too surprised to find that I also added habanero peppers to the marmalade.
And, gratuitous cat picture, because with the hibiscus in bloom outside he looks very picturesque.

When life gives you lemons, it is said, make lemonade. But I prefer to add a bunch of oranges and make marmalade instead! Marmalade is my absolute favorite fruity concoction, and I’ll be making some baguettes today to enjoy this in style. I picked up some local blueberry honey, too - that should pair well! Hopefully my husband will not be too surprised to find that I also added habanero peppers to the marmalade.

And, gratuitous cat picture, because with the hibiscus in bloom outside he looks very picturesque.

Finished my first Tiffany mounting today! It’s not fantastic, but I cast a dozen settings so I could practice. The burnish-set stones on the side were just because I could. :)
All CZ’s; I’m planning on doing a line of multi-colored CZ bands. Once I have some blue stones, I’ll have the whole rainbow! Those will be coming soon. Finished my first Tiffany mounting today! It’s not fantastic, but I cast a dozen settings so I could practice. The burnish-set stones on the side were just because I could. :)
All CZ’s; I’m planning on doing a line of multi-colored CZ bands. Once I have some blue stones, I’ll have the whole rainbow! Those will be coming soon.

Finished my first Tiffany mounting today! It’s not fantastic, but I cast a dozen settings so I could practice. The burnish-set stones on the side were just because I could. :)

All CZ’s; I’m planning on doing a line of multi-colored CZ bands. Once I have some blue stones, I’ll have the whole rainbow! Those will be coming soon.

MY CAT IS ADORABLE!

He wouldn’t leave us alone while we were fixing dinner, so I figured throwing a few embarrassing shots of him on the internet would even things out.