Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Visions of chicken breath crunchies danced in his head.......

We decided to stop spending and start enjoying what we have. We think the tree turned out really nicely, and want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Give people hugs, won't you?

(Spot suggests hugging dogs, too.)

EDITED to add: Golly, look! Only two posts away from tying my meager output of the last two years! WIll I make it? Can I think up two more posts in just a few days? Anyone want to place a bet?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

what to do with too many blackberries

Tools: big enamelled pot, salt, things to dye (yarn and t-shirts)

Boil water, add salt and stew yarn and shirts for 20 minutes.
After draining water, remove items to be dyed and wring. Add berries, mash, and boil for 20 minutes.
Here's the beautiful berry dye, pre-straining.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

End of November

Here's a series of photos. Some of them involve a secret I'd kept since September. Others are just snaps I took as we went along the way to revealing that secret. It was a lovely weekend with people I love.

Sunday, December 02, 2012