|winter retreating in the forest|
I just finished my ornament and sent it off for the 2015 Christmas Ornament edition of the Just Cross Stitch magazine. It is amazing how far ahead magazines have to plan. My vintage textile design, 'Seville', is going to be featured in an upcoming issue and it seems like I've mainly been designing and stitching for publications for many months now.
'Alsace' has had to be put on hold twice in order to meet deadlines but I hope to finish it soon and I don't plan on taking any more magazine projects for awhile so I can focus on getting more designs accomplished.
Next you strain the vinegar through cheesecloth and you are left with this alien looking thing at the bottom of the jar that is the mother and you can either add some of it to jars that haven't formed a mother yet or you can freeze it until you are ready to start new vinegar and add a tablespoon to a new batch to ensure you'll develop a good mother.
Now back to 'Alsace', hope you're enjoying spring in your neck of the woods, or fall if you are south of the equator :)