Monday, September 14, 2009

Pretty Crochet Find

Look at what I found for a quarter at the rummage sale! Isn't this pretty. It's a pot-holder and when I found it, it looked as if it had been used for it's intended purpose. But, with the magic of a few days soaking in Oxy-Clean (I love that stuff!) it came out clean and bright.
If you use Oxy Clean, I have found that the first soak is for maybe a couple of days, then dump out the discolored water and fill again with fresh and then again rinse after a couple more days. I have found this works every time.
I would love to figure out the pattern for this (I'll keep you posted)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thr Fruits of my labor

Okay, Suzy Homemaker I am not when it comes to cooking etc but I have really wanted to learn how to can and preserve food. I love to see pictures of people's canning, all those lovely jars lined up. So, my friend Carla showed me Peaches and then I did Tomatoes also this week. The first night's attempt at the toms was a bit disastrous to say the least but I was not to be deterred and managed to get six quarts made up. I think I'm getting the hang of it.
Hm, what next? Maybe Apple pie filling or even Blueberry pie filling......