That's me...out of necessity!
Most already know I grew up such a tom-boy that the idea of seeing me doing "domestic work" is probably pretty amazing, if you had known me back then. I've learned these "crafts" over the years out of necessity.
My Granny started me out very young...and my Mom did her part by sending me to "sewing lessons" when I was 11. When times were lean I sewed for the kids and myself to make sure we all had something new to wear on occasions. My grandparents always had a huge garden so we didn't have to worry about missing out on the summer harvest...until now. They've been gone for several years now, so I buy my produce at our local farmers market. With grocery prices going up I'm using this past knowledge to "squirrel-up" for the winter. I've frozen peaches, blueberries & corn. Made jams & "experimental" bread & butter pickles.
Experimental because I expanded on something my Granny used to do with her yellow squash & zucchini. I'll let you know how they turn out! I have orders placed with my "favorite farm" for some green beans to can. Who knows what else might strike my fancy in the coming weeks!
Don't get me wrong, I love doing this...I just hate cleaning up after myself!
I have also been busy with my Ravelympics project -- Nicole
Not sure that I'll be crossing the finish line though, 6 days and counting...I would really like to wear it at the beach in a few weeks!
Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!