Saturday, July 25, 2020

Making Blackberry Jelly


I'm still making blackberry jelly / jam. We are picking them every few days before the bear gets them.


I called it jelly to begin with, but I am allowing some pulp to squeeze through but no seeds. Maybe it's a cross between jelly and jam?


And I ran out of Sure-jell and made it with only berries and sugar. I was worried about cooking it the right amount if time because I couldn't find my candy thermometer, but it turned out great, as well!


Poppy and Jolee both approve, so I guess that's all that matters. 🥰

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care and God bless,
Lana

Monday, July 13, 2020

Blackberry Pickin’



I’m making blackberry jelly this week. The berries have started to ripen and we have to pick them as soon as possible so the local bear doesn’t eat them. 🐻 It already picked our blueberry bush clean overnight!


We let our blackberry canes get out of control the last couple of years. I’m not sure how we will clean this tangled mess, but at least they are thornless. That makes berry pickin’ much more enjoyable. 😁
Although, planting a few along the barbed wire fence defeats the purpose of thornless berry bushes.





Is anyone else making jellies or jams. What is your favorite?

In a few days I’ll share some more gardening and canning photos...
and a very sweet surprise! 🥰

Take care and God bless,
Lana

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Spring Has Sprung!


I've listed the first batch of birds and a bunny...

Come see them here.

Thanks for stopping by,
Lana

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mohair and Wool Birds



This weekend I'll have a few birds... and maybe bunnies... made from vintage mohair and wool.

I've been adjusting my hand drawn pattern, so each bird will be slightly different.



And my husband gave me some ebony left over from his guitar-making. I'm whittling the little beaks from the ebony.

Come back Saturday night to see the collection.

Take care and God bless,
Lana

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Warnings = Love ❤


With today's flooding in our area, we are hearing the warning, "Turn around, don't drown." People hear that warning so much, they begin to ignore it and go against better judgement.

Spiritually speaking, we tend to ignore the warnings given to us in the Bible. Warnings are for our own good, not to do us harm, but to help and protect us... and to save us.

The scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14 is something I've heard all my life. But it is just as true today as the day it was written. To me it is a warning as well as a promise. If we do what it says, God will forgive our sin and heal our land. But the warning is, if we don't humble ourselves and pray, and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, our sin will not be forgiven and our land will not be healed.

Don't ignore the warnings. God loves you, and so do I. ❤

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Puzzle Purse Valentines In Progress


I’m working on valentines this week... aging, cutting, and folding papers.


I’ve collected more verses from antique valentines. If you’ve collected my tokens of love in the past, this year there will be new (old) verses to add to your collection.


My plans are to have at least a dozen, maybe two, ready by Saturday evening.


I’ll even have a few new elements this year, but you’ll have to wait and see for those. 


See you Saturday night!
Take care and God bless,
Lana