this past fall was apple butter making season…i had not participated in this family activity since i was a child…well…can i tell you how much fun this was? it was cooked the old fashioned way, outside over an open flame in a copper pot/s. long handled stirrers were used so as to minimize the burning from the bubbling of the apple butter. lots of sugar and cinnamon oil was used as well. when cooking was complete the jars were filled and lids put on and processed.

after bringing them home, i simply could not leave well enough alone. the jars NEEDED decoration! they turned out so stinking cute! and for the other side of the family, these became part of their christmas gifts. so very much appreciated…

this was an all day process. we had the “older” generation (great  gramma and grandpa’s, down to the wee ones ( the greats ). what a lovely reunion! of course, any excuse for a reunion/party in this family is a good one!!

this reminds me to be thankful for a truly loving and supportive family. my wish for you all is the same. we have our dramas like everyone else, but when push comes to shove…just try to break us apart…it will NOT work!!

best wishes and love to you all,

until next time,


fiber art, fiber fun, fiber feel…create!


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