Thursday, September 9, 2010

pottery and pickles

Yesterday I glazed some new pieces and here's a sneak peak of what came out! I am really loving the botanical series. And I forgot how much I like the red clay!

I also canned 7 jars of bread and butter pickles. It was my first time doing it by myself. Well, kind of. I called my mother about a million times to make sure I was doing everything right. And of course I had to make a quick trip into town to pick up a few spices I didn't have. When I returned home, I started taking the lids off the jars to put them in the dishwasher and POP! There went the lid!!! Oh no! I hope I don't need new lids! I just came back from town. As I took off each lid, they did the same as the first. POP! POP! All 12 of them! So that was the first call to Mom. She said to call the extension office to make sure they were still okay. So I did, and they were. Guess the elevation change makes them do that even if they aren't sealed yet. Glad to know... Anyways, they all popped after the bath and are good to go! This is my first year canning.

R E D poPPies plate

1 comment:

NatashaMay said...

Love your poppy plate! :) I have never canned pickles so I have no idea what the popping part is about. :)