Paul & Denise Morris.
Also notice the cute little felted baskets/bags given to me by my new friend, Bro. The one on the left has a wire handle. They have wonderful little leather labels inside and a hang tang complete with a photo of their makers. Very cute and a great idea for labeling. I've been pondering how to label my felt pieces for a while now.
I finished the diagonal lace alpaca scarf a couple weeks ago. It's really long. I don't know why I made it, I can't wear alpaca, it makes me cough. Same thing happens when I wear angora. I found that out way back in high school when I bought the cutest soft pink angora sweater. Anyway, I've had this alpaca yarn for about 4-5 years so at least I've finally used it up and this scarf can be a gift or put up for sale.
And you can see in the photo, I broke down and bought myself a cute little RED poinsettia. I always try to resist buying poinsettias at Christmas time because they never die! I've had a plum/mauve one for a couple years now. I put it outside in the summer and it gets big and bushy. It's blooming now too...but I wanted a real red one, so now I have yet another thing to take care of.
I made jams the other day. I always freeze my raspberries in the summer and fall since I have everbearing plants. My usual raspberry jam went perfectly according to plan/recipe. Raspberry jam is my favorite.
But I also had odd amounts of blueberries and wild blackberries in the freezer too, not enough for a whole batch of either one, so I mixed them together and made Black and Blueberry Jam.
It turned out very tasty despite all the mistakes I made. I couldn't believe how many things I did wrong on that batch! I used 2.5 cups of crushed blueberries and 2 cups of crushed blackberries. Instead of seven cups of sugar I put in NINE! So I decided to add water - what the heck. And then it boiled over (just took a quick glace at my email), oh my, what a mess! But it's jelled and tastes great, so all is well in the end.
Sorry this is so short and rambling, I've got to get out and feed the sheep before I head to work. Thankfully our temperatures have risen overnight. I don't mind the snow, in fact I love it, but the cold temps and blowing wind-- no thanks.