The room is pretty much together although I would like to redo the bookshelves, that is a project for another time.
After having not one but two curtain options for the big window, I decided to do a bamboo roman shade. That allows me to cut down on sun or glare but still have an unobstructed breeze if there should be one. It's on order and hopefully will be here next week. Amazon is wonderful resource. I can remember when it was really just books, not too long ago......
Saturday I got out the canner and the small batch canning book and made up two recipes. They were small enough that I could cook them at the same time (with a little ingredient preplanning, prep and two pans of course!), and since their time in the canner was the same we did that together too.
Raspberry Habanero Jam and Blueberry Ginger Jam. These batches are small. I got a little less than 3 half pints from each dry quart of fruit. Perfect for us. Some to use right away in the fridge, one for the pantry and one to give away. The almost half pint of the blueberry that wasn't enough to go into the canner went into a homemade cake as the center filling. The top frosting was a lemon buttercream, light and a little tangy. The cake was made for the folks visit on the 4th. It was gone yesterday. I might have to make some more of that blueberry ginger for sure. And cake!
The last of the cut out linen pants. These in a true beet red.
The real star of creative time has been weaving on the deck. Our weather has been lovely. Hard to believe it is July. This three shaft weave is a lot of fun even if it is a two shuttle color and weave.
The hummers have been over quite a few times to check us out. Buzzing at my ear or hovering over the loom. Such daring little birds. The view is nice too.
The Japanese Eggplants are blooming
and this little fellow is spotted quite often around the garden.
I think he lives in it.
These two are not dare devils, they are beggars, hoping the cute factor sways Gene to share a bit of whatever he is noshing on.
Obviously they must be successful at least some of the time. ;-)
Parting shots: Sunspots.