Friday, September 01, 2006

Summer's Harvest

This is one of the things that I have been up to this week. Making Pico de gallo...tons of it. It seems like tons because I am slow and methodical when it comes to my canning. The thought of having this is the gray winter makes me smile. Michael brought home these wonderful canning jars for me from the Annual Drain (our town) Garage Sale. He's GOOD ;)....He knows how I am hooked on old canning jars.

He also got this little beauty on Ebay....for a song!
It's an official Lampworker's lamp from the "olden days". We will have a tutorial and exhibition (we are going to fire it up...pyros are like that) of this wonder in the days to come.
It's from the early 1900s and will be an addition to the Studio*
*see later...much later...or not*.

We all want our own fairy and this is mine!! I got her from a wonderful lady, Penny Michelle at the Fabulous Fiber Fest....The crown pendant too! They were a trade for a pair of my favorite Flower Top Knitting Needles and I know that both of us are happy with the trade.
There were many more that I could have taken home too!!
Michael and her husband Dan both learned glassblowing at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. at different times.
It's a small world!!
They were such lovely people. I wish that we could know them more than just once a year....but I'll take what I can get!!

We are working, with the help of Holly, on getting the circular page up onto the website. I Power seems to be mucking up the system.....I am hoping that over this weekend it will be there for us.
I am excited about them being out there for all to see...and buy.
I sure would appreciate a testimonial from those of you who have a pair or two. I would like to, soon, have a page with testimonials on it from REAL people who use and love them. Thanks!!!

Michael and I are staying home this weekend. I am going to make Pesto and knit and maybe even work a is Labor Day Weekend.....or do I have that backaxwards?
Please have FUN ;), and Be Safe!!


At Friday, September 01, 2006 8:46:00 PM, Anonymous Lisa S said...

Loving the photos of your Labor of Love. Now I know who my old snap top canning jars must go to...they are bigguns. I so miss having tomatoes like that. It has been two years now and I had to give up the dream, first because of the gophers and then the deer. The fence is going up and we can pot tomatoes next year...

You have a Fairy! I love her. What a great trade.
I heard about the stupid server problems and will put the whammy on those dudes to allow Holly to upload ASAP. More people need to have the opportunity to see and buy these AWESOME Gypsy Queens are phenomenal...the reward for loving size 10.

At Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:52:00 PM, Anonymous Denise said...

That pico de gallo looks yummy! I love canning (though I only do jam these days), in addition to having a taste of summer in the winter it provides a visual reinforcement of productivity that is so lacking in my everyday job (computer work). I have old canning jars like that but didn't think they could still be used!

Love the fairy too! Hope both you and Michael have a wonderful holiday weekend. take care.

At Sunday, September 03, 2006 7:43:00 AM, Blogger Barb said...

Beautiful canning! I love those old jars too. Mom lets me bring one home from time to time, but I have to return it when I've finished the pickels inside. That's a great fairy!

At Monday, September 04, 2006 7:56:00 AM, Anonymous fleur said...

This litlle fairy in glass is very nice!

At Monday, September 04, 2006 9:39:00 PM, Blogger Angela said...

Oh - so cool Sheila. I love the old canning jars.

At Friday, September 08, 2006 8:30:00 AM, Anonymous marti said...

ahh, the pico de gallo looks lovely and yummy. i like the look of the old jars too. i am so sorry to hear of smerm, it is so hard to let go isn't it?


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