This is what 14 pounds of strawberries looks like. It took me less than an hour to pick this tray. My back was killing me when I was finished. From this I made 5 pints of freezer jam and a strawberry cake. Ed and the kids ate a good portion of the berries also. They were fantastic!
The strawberry cake was my maternal grandmother's recipe. I had to ask my siblings for a copy of the recipe. My sister took a photo of the recipe and emailed it to me. It was written in my grandma's own handwriting. My sister has the original. I think things like that are family treasures. The last line on the recipe is 'It's Delicious!' Grandma was absolutely right. I did something wrong with the icing, but it didn't detract from the cake. Somehow it was more like a glaze when I made it, but it is supposed to be a frosting. I might have let the butter get way too soft.
I have a long car ride coming up soon. I dug through my bins and pulled out a couple hibernating projects. I can't decide which one to take on the trip. I can't remember when I started this Print O' The Wave stole. I remember buying the yarn one summer to make a mystery shawl. I fell behind on the clues. Once I saw a few of the finished shawls, I decided I didn't want to continue so I frogged it. Sometime after that I started this but it hasn't gotten very far.
Another candidate is the Pi Shawl. This has only been hibernating a few months.
I also have a couple socks on the needles. They probably need frogged because I don't remember where the patterns are.
I finished spinning half of the alpaca (I think) - mohair that I got from the fiber festival a couple weeks ago. I'll spin the rest onto another bobbin and ply then together. Hopefully I'll get about the same yardage.
I love the halo that it has. I'm already thinking about making a cowl out of this.