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Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Tomato Harvest Continues

Today, DH picked 20 lbs (about half) of the Roma tomatoes left in the garden. (The rest will go to my guild meeting this morning.) He found a recipe for tomato paste that involves halving the tomatoes, scooping out the juice and seeds and roastingat a low temperature to caramelize them.





After roasting, they went through a strainer, and frozen in small batches.

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Warping Mill at Work

I spent the day winding chains on the warping mill. This is 120 (+ spares) ends of 8/2 tencel, intended for another painted warp project.. This warp will go on the loom after the towels are woven.


After tying figure eight knots every yard on a gazillion small chains, my hands are toast. Getting too old for this. I wish there were a temp service I could call...

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A New Warp

Don't you just love the sight of a new warp, full of promise for hours of fun?

This is 20/2 unmercerized cotton, hand-dyed in blue and green (alternating thread by thread) for a run of towels with an "echo" weave threading.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

EPIK Chefs

Yes, I meant to spell it that way. Stands for "Every Pot In the Kitchen!"

However, the cleanup is well worth it, because I'll enjoy the tomato sauce in various forms for the next year. No complaints, here.


Tomato Season

It's that time of year. DH made the first batch of sauce: 4 gallons of various tomato types, flavored with onions, garlic, peppers, parsley, basil. This is only about half the crop!


Sunday, August 18, 2019

Painted Warp Scarf #3

Back home and indulging in some loom therapy, I've started on #3 of the painted warp scarves. The weft is deep purple, and the design for the three larger stripes is from handweaving.net; the black stripes are weaving 4-end broken twill.

Visuals, in normal and close-up view:



Saturday, August 17, 2019

Wash Day at the Cabin

Seventy year old wringer washer. Still works like new. The weather in Montana is hot and dry, so the clothes should dry quickly.