Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Studio Tour: 2

Well, I had high hopes of painting some of my eye pillows this week, but other things kept me occupied. I got my canning mojo going, and canned peaches, blackberry/blueberry jam, peach/almond jam and dill pickles. I expect tomorrow it will be tomatoes. This is my second week joining Heather's Summer Studio. I did try my hand at swirling, when making a batch of Earth Goddess soap. It was a last minute decision, and I didn't follow anyone's instructions to a tee. Doing so, and some practice, will get me closer to the look I'm after. But I'm pleased with my first try.
I'm seriously considering making Meredith's blueberry pie tonight, and I'm definitely making a zucchini dish I saw recently. I'll share the recipe if it's a good one. I hope summer is treating you well!


Dawn said...

That soap looked like fudge to me when I first looked at it! ;) One of these days, I'm going to get serious about canning. I've only made pickles and freezer jam so far.

Kiki said...

Wow..everything sounds awesome and looks fabulous!! yay..gorgeous work Laurie!

cookingwithgas said...

Hi- we will be home today- and that looks like ginger bread cake to me!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I was just looking back through some of your last posts and noticing all the pretty soaps! Nothing better than handmade soap.
I remember canning pickles with my mom many years ago. Sounds like you've been really busy.