Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Catching Up

Here's a peek into parts of what was keeping me busy! I was canning:

I made chow chow - a cabbage based relish with hot peppers.

I made some mild salsa and 24 hour garlic dill pickles.

And I had to leave the house while Bob made hot salsa. His main ingredient was habanero peppers. And I have an allergy to the oils in hot peppers - I truly can't even be in the same house while these are being processed.

And we took a pen turning class! Bob's is on the top in the picture. He has prior experience working on a lathe. I made the mistake of asking the instructor for help with what the different chisels would do. I should have asked Bob. The instructor was great with how to turn a straight sided pen - plus assembly, etc. But Bob has the chisel and lathe knowledge that the instructor didn't have. More work from the lathe coming next!


Channon said...

Yummy, but the pens are the real stars!!!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Wishing I knew how to can and the pens are lovely:) Hugs Darcy

Bubblesknits said...

Mmmm...I love chow chow. Good stuff. The pens look beautiful, too!