My Day…So Far!

These photos sum up what I have been up to today….

California White Chocolate Fudge with dried apricots and walnuts
California White Chocolate Fudge with dried apricots and walnuts
Snack Mix Squares
Snack Mix Squares
Molasses-Spice Crinkles
Molasses-Spice Crinkles – that is sparkling sugar on these cookies

Peanut butter sandwich on Ritz Crackers dipped in chocolate

Peanut butter sandwiches on Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate
Almond Strips - OMG these are the best...almond flavored shortbread drizzled with almonds and vanilla flavored icing
Almond Strips – OMG these are the best…almond flavored shortbread drizzled with almonds and vanilla flavored icing

Now that the shows are done, I can finish preparing for the holidays. All I have left to do, as far as candy and cookies are concerned, is peanut butter balls and dipped pretzels. Yea!

Indigo!

A couple of weeks ago I had a play day with Lynda of Bloom, Bake, Create fame. We had been planning for some time to try out indigo dyeing.  I finally had a day free!  Here are my cotton cloth prints.

I also tried three kinds of silk scarves in the vat but did not leave them in long enough. I attempted to re-dye them the next day in the vat, but it had oxidized too much. I then over-dyed them with a procion dye which actually turned out similar to the indigo dyeing.

On the left, silk chiffon (yummm!), then a silk crepe, and a silk habatoi.

A productive day!

Company’s Coming!

Actually, she’s already been here today.  When a special friend comes over I like to get out my nice linen napkins and do some mix-and-match with depression glass pieces along with hand painted dishes. The handled glass cups were the perfect size to serve a cup of potato mushroom soup. I also fixed curried chicken salad with grapes and pecans. My guest brought homemade pitas that were heated in the oven until crispy as a cracker. Dessert was Dove dark chocolates.

It was a lovely day as we worked in the garage with an indigo vat.  Photos of that coming later.