thankful

I’m thankful today for generous, well established friends and their well-tended gardens and orchards.  And I’m not the only thankful one.

jelly

jelly 3This friend made a statement in passing about “having to pick those grapes again”.  “So many grapes!”  I told her I would be glad to help her with that problem, and she brought me a big bag of gorgeous purple grapes.

Last time I got my hands on grapes, I juiced them and canned the juice.  But we are not huge juice drinkers.  This time I made jelly.  With pectin, and sugar.  Isn’t that awful?  Awful yummy.

Isn’t the color amazing? Like a glowing jewel, on toast.jelly 2

I’m thankful for this kind of treat.

right now :: handspun

There is indigo in the garden. Ready. Ready for me to utilize it’s magic blue. Now, thanks to Robin’s knowledge and experimentation with using indigo as a dye plant, I’ve got the know-how to turn some of my yarn blue. The only small problem was that I didn’t have any of my own light colored yarn to turn blue. Now I do…IMGP1948 IMGP1959 IMGP1964And now it’s time to turn it blue!