I had a lovely time this weekend, making four kinds of chocolates to bring to Complex Weavers Seminars. Salted lavender caramels, ginger-peanut-chile-lime caramels, jasmine tea-vanilla-orange blossom honey caramels, and English toffee. They will be packed into small boxes and brought to the Silent Auction to help support Complexity, Complex Weavers’ biennial exhibit of handwoven textiles.
Here’s what a box looks like:
Left to right, they are: salted lavender, jasmine-vanilla-honey, English toffee, ginger-peanut-chile-lime, and a second salted lavender caramel. (The “extra” chocolate will vary by box.)
If you haven’t had enough photos of chocolates yet, here they are individually:
I had originally intended to put in six caramels each plus the English toffee on the side, but I neglected to take the size of the candy cups into consideration! So the “correct” number comes out to four caramels plus some English toffee. No matter – I’m sure they will be delicious.
I haven’t decided on pricing yet, or the number of boxes. I’m thinking $10 (it is a fundraiser after all), and I’ll probably bring 10-15 boxes. That should raise some money and give a sweet treat to those who don’t want to expand their stash.
In addition to the chocolates, I painted my warp:
I think I’m going to beam the two warp colorways onto different warp beams – that way I can (in theory at least) advance one independently of the other. That will come in handy if I decide to combine the colors differently.
I also picked eighteen pounds of boysenberries, at a local pick-your-own-berries farm. Here are a few of them:
I gave six pounds away to friends, put three pounds in the freezer, and converted the rest into boysenberry jam:
And I found some time to hang out with some fiber friends, too, geeking out over fiber. A good weekend!
Meanwhile, I just had to share this garden photo with you:
These are growing along the back fence. I love morning glories – I grew up with them, and they remind me of my childhood. They’re second only to violets in my sentimental heart.
Finally, Mike comes back from Chicago today. And I’m sure Fritz will be right there, greeting him at the door. Here is Fritz saying “hi” to Mike on a different occasion:
You’ll notice that he’s mostly destroyed the blinds. No matter – he’s being adorable and affectionate, and that’s what really counts. Blinds are a minor matter when confronted with cuteness. 🙂