31 10 2015



There is a nip in the air this morning but the sun is out and clothes will go on the line.  A friend is coming down to load her truck up with manure so that will be gone.  Yea!!!!!


A couple of days ago these wonderful English Leicester fleeces were left on my porch by a friend Ceacy.

IMG_6006   I will put them away til have the Crafts of Colrain then do some dyeing and spinning  They are wonderful crimpy and lustrous 



A few years ago I decided to make this wonderful Onion basket.  I was making a smaller version to hold garlic in.  I never used it because of little counter space.  So it was hung up.  Now with the renovations I have a perfect place for it. 




With cod and flu season upon us its time to make my favorite tonic.  I have it brewing in the fridge and will start taking it today.  For those of you who would like to make it, here is what I do.

1 lomon sliced thinly

1 piece of ginger (at least 2 inches long) sliced or diced thinly


A smallish jelly jar works well for this.  I layer lemon/ginger etc and then cover with honey.  Place in the fridge and I take a teaspoon every day.  

Hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog.   CaroleIMG_6018Waxed Oak leaves and Bttersweet



5 responses

31 10 2015
Eliza Waters

Cool onion basket and I love your waxed leaves and bittersweet. I have bits of it all around the house.

2 11 2015

Thanks Eliza I had a great time making the basket, hope o get some garlic baskets done for The Crafts. I do love bittersweet and so far have managed to keep the vine contained.

2 11 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

So many wonderful things Carole! I did basket weaving at school and loved it but I have never done any since! Nothing beats clothes dried outside. What a fantastic gift, a lot of hard work with it but hopefully a lot of fun too 🙂 Have a great week. xx

2 11 2015

Its so wonderful that you took basket weaving in school. Even though you haven’t done it is a wonderful thing to learn, you never know when you will use it. They use to teach sewing and typing in school here but no more. These are skills the kids still need so sad and cursive writing is out too but they are tryig to get it back here in Massachusetts. I will enjoy spinning and dyeing the new wool, lots of different colors. Last year I gave all my friends the tonic now they are making it. Have a wonderful week Sharon xx

3 11 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

That’s great that they are bringing back cursive writing, I always longed to be taught it at school, in the end I taught myself calligraphy during my teen years. They do teach children to join their writing up now a lot younger than they used to and the letter formations are taught with the ‘tails’ in preparation for joining. xx

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