Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Still No Camera......

......but to be fair, there's not much to photograph either.  I did make another mitten ornament yesterday, but it looks just like all the others anyway.  It gets me to 269 ornaments, which sounds like a crazy number until realizing I'm now 12 ornaments behind.  Eke!

I could show you the 12 pints of olive and herb tomato sauce I canned yesterday, which might actually BE photo-worthy as the recipe said I would have about SIX pints and there might have been a bit of cursing going on, but I have been canning for too long now to have not been at least a little bit prepared for such a thing.  10 pounds of tomatoes going into 6 jars just seemed unlikely--at least in my world--so I did have extra jars cleaned and prepared.  It might have taken me a few years to learn that one, but I do eventually catch on to these things.........


I do have a plan on the ornament front.  I still have one ornament design set that I haven't tried as I was a bit nervous about trying to make an in-the-hoop ornament, so I have these six new designs to master (hopefully), and I promised myself last year that if I made it all year without yarn or fabric I could buy this ornament design set this year, and that year is up on November 1 (actually, October 31 at midnight, but who's counting?), so if I take an ACTUAL crafting vacation in November, and can restock some of my machine embroidery threads, I still have a strong chance of doing this.  I need 96 more ornaments.  That's it.  Comparatively, that isn't too many.  If it just weren't for that blasted garden.............................