So, I’m going to meander through some thoughts.
Remember that I was growing cucumbers for pickles, even going so far as to pollinate my own when the bugs got sparse? I finally hit the tipping point on Sunday, where I was going to start losing cukes if I didn’t use them.
I ended up with 4 and a half pints of the best bread and butter pickles. Yum!
I’ll do that again, even if I have to buy the cucumbers. They didn’t take too long, just some time slicing, and I used my Dial-O-Matic food slicer, as advertised on TV by Ron Popiel (please don’t tell me I’m the only one that remembers Ron Popiel).
I never really took the thing seriously, but I sliced my way through a whole pile of cucumbers in about an hour, and while I thought that once I’d taken the end of my finger off, I had actually barely scratched myself. Lucky me. Because stuff from the 70’s didn’t have all that safety crap that comes on all the kitchen tools now. You had to risk life and limb to cook.
Anyway, it’s slippery, so I put it on a damp dish cloth and just went to town until it was done. Then, they had to sit in salt for several hours and after supper, I mixed the vinegar and spices and brought it all to a boil and packed it in the jars and that part was done in about 35 minutes.
So, what is up with these two spools of thread?
I bought them from two different sources. They look just alike. They’re silk, 100wt thread mini-cones.
But, look at the bottoms.
One says 200 meters and one says 1000 yards. According to the internet, 200 meters is 218 yards. I got the metric one first and was pretty upset that I’d bought a minicone that didn’t specify how many yards there are on a minicone (I got that information from the YLI website, which I thought would be reliable, right?), so I decided not to say anything to the vendor, someone I’d never used before, and ordered another cone from another vendor. It came in saying there were 1000 yards, matching the YLI website, and looking just like the one I already had. So, now I will have plenty of brown silk thread to start another heavily quilted project. I have plans. A pen and ink in silk and thread.
Be well. Sydney said the yard was full of buzzards yesterday. They don’t usually actually come down in the yard.
She kept the dogs in the house until they were ready to POP! This buzzard is as big as Sydney’s dog.