A few people have emailed me for the rhubarb juice recipe and here it is:
Boil 4 cups of chopped rhubarb in 6 cups of water until the rhubarb is mushy. Strain. (Throw the mushy rhubarb in your composter). Stir into the juice: 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup orange juice, and 1/4 cup lemon juice.That's it! Refrigerate and drink when it's cool. I make it all throughout the winter with frozen rhubarb and sometimes toss in frozen strawberries or blueberries to give it a pretty colour.
And that is where most of my creativity is going this week - to rhubarb management!
Late at night when everyone has been sleeping I have cut out the fabric to make a baby quilt for a friend who is expecting a baby. It is from a kit and is just fussy cut baby blocks from Bessie Pease flannel and pieced pinwheel blocks. I feel very happy working on this quilt because although this baby will not need another quilt (the grandma is a talented and prolific quilter) I just want to make it to celebrate this miracle baby. All of us girls who used to work together and have been friends for 18 years had lost hope of her having another baby. We encouraged her to give up and stop trying
....but she didn't, and at 47 years of age she is truly blessed with this baby and we are all hoping for a healthy baby and safe delivery. I have to finish it by Sunday....no pressure! I'll show you a photo of her and the quilt if I finish it in time!