COLLECTING... Late last summer part of DFIL's barn tangled with a wind storm and started to come down, then a little more, and then even more, you know how it goes. She's about 180 yrs old, has worked hard and is just plain worn out. Seems Old Man Mighty Wind always prevails.
A slow and painful fare thee well to another NYS barn...
And so the scavenging begins with trailer loads 'o junk to the dump and trips home with old, very old and even older treasures. Maybe I can share some more found treasures in the future, but I don't wanna bore you all. There's so much stuff making it's way into our house, garage, basement ~ someone puhleeeze make it stop!!! Ok, I'll admit... this nice old rusty scale is really handy.
Cooking... If you've followed here for a while (and I thank you!), you know there's bound to be food stuff going on, so thanks for your indulgence, here we gooooooo! If you're not into it, please move along, no harm done:)
Came across a new blog today called *Food In Jars*, these Sweet and Sour Pickled Red Onions will be my first concoction.
Asparagus will be first up this year, prob earlier than usual. I'll try this recipe for Pickled Asparagus.
Summer garden/farmers market will be quite a while, so I'll do these Pickled Dilly Carrots with store bought carrots.
Stitching... For those of you who didn't yet see this ~ YAY ~ finished my first piece on 40 ct. linen. Our dear friend Barbara over at To Stitch or Not to Stitch is celebrating a birthday so I surprised her with this lavender sachet on 40 ct. This was a joy to stitch and finish, I enjoyed picking out the linen, floss color and wool backing just for Barbara:)
La D Da ~ 'Tis Green
JCS August 2010 Christmas preview issue
Floss ~ HDF Raisin Wine, one strand over 2 threads
Linen ~ Lakeside Linens, Palomino 40 ct.
Backside ~ overdyed wool
Filling ~ dried lavender
Started/Finished ~ March 2012
Guess I'm off to set up the crockpot with corned beef, it'll start at 11:00 (p.m.) and cook overnight. Gonna cook the devil out of it... with hopes that it'll be fork tender.
Thanks for your visit dear friends, Happy St. Patty's Day to all!