Friday, December 9, 2016

Last rows in the Earth Loom

Last Saturday before the snow came I finished weaving the last rows for this years piece. I wanted to finish the weaving with a "Sunrise/ Sunset" shinning over the all waters on the Earth.

This weaving time was a very peaceful and prayful time. Praying for all the oceans, lake and rivers around the world, praying for the people of Flint and around the world without safe water to drink. Praying that our new leaders will keep our environment safe.

It was very cold out, I found out you cannot weave with gloves on, so my wonderful husband lit me a fire:) It didn't really help but was nice to run to and spend a minute warming my hands.

The "Sun" was Michigan holly berries woven in,

with the sky around it different wools I natural dyed earlier in the year.
I could not believe how blue the indigo still was after sitting in the sun all summer.

Thank you Deb C., Deb H. and Donna for the driftwood, shells, beach glass for your ocean, lakes and river. I love this Earth piece.
Although from my window in the house it looks like a beautiful Christmas present with a bow or maybe a poinsettia woven in!

A recipe from Herb Society
This is suppose to be a very popular pickle at restaurants now.
Sweet, Hot Dill pickles.
One gallon jar of dill pickles. Drain juice. Cut pickles in 1/2" chunks.

Fill jar with sugar.

Pour the juice of a large jar a hot jalapenos over the pickles.
Shake well, everyday turn jar over to incorporate the sugar. After 7 days it should be ready. I tried mine last night and their wonderful.
Not wanting to waste the jalapenos, I poured sugar over them and then the dill pickle juice. I haven't tried them yet.


Peggy said...

The weaving is truly gorgeous, Kathy, I love it and also the inspiring symbolism.

The pickle/pepper recipe -- how much sugar do you think you used on the pickles? I'm pretty sure my husband would like the result....what a unique idea! Thanks, xo.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Hi Peggy, I'm not sure how much sugar, I just poured it in from the bag, I didn't pack it in just however much flowed in. They are very good. Will be a nice addition to the Holiday tables.
The jalapeno's are good too but very, very hot!

Deb Hardman said...

I wish sugar wasn't so bad for me. I am sugar free since January 4 th, if feels good & I want to keep it up

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