Cabbage-Fest …

Cabbage-fest has officially begun!  We cut into our Dutch Flathead this week.  Made the (Emeril) side dish – which I didn’t love, along with a huge pot of Smoked Sausage & Cabbage Soup – modified for my allergies … Which I do love!  We have enough whole frozen leaves AND a batch of chopped cabbage for two more meals (the golumkis and another [modified] soup recipe)!  All from a $5 head of produce.  Thank you Farmer’s Market!

cabbage-side  modified-soupsoup-started  whole-leaves-and-chopped

DH (my paint expert) and I continue to play with more durable finishes for my cuff bracelets.  I’m just not thrilled with the wear my test piece shows after a few days.  I will admit, I’m not so gentle on my jewelry, but I still expect nothing-getting-throughit to shine longer than our first sealer … [2nd sealer – wax – was an immediate no-go!]  So, here are a couple of photos from ‘take 3’ – with better lighting.  I’m waiting for another product, or two to arrive (plans D & E), but … If all else fails, I have DH talked into sealing them with automotive clear!  [DOH! “Nothing’s gonna get through that sucker!”]

patina-cuffs   holly-cuff

I finally have a kiln load running.  Just a quick tray of penDots and cabs.  But I’m experimenting with a bit of Mica and enamels … We’ll see.  And, I’ve hooked up my replacement desktop plotter (my old Sizzix died, and I like their software –  very easy to customize images) … So pretty, and ready for another No Days cutting session!  All while I patiently wait for some overseas mail to arrive … I love morning glories!

snapz&cabs new-desktop-cutter morning-glories

I’ll leave with an early ‘Happy Birthday wish’ … our oldest son turns 22 this week!  Birthday Hugs to you, my boy!


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