Today was pretty busy, but in a good way. I steamed three silk scarves and a rayon shirt. Before you ask, I have no idea what the rayon will do, it is a cellulose fiber so I pretreated with soda ash and protein and let it sit for a few weeks, then decided to throw some steel wool on it for good measure-we will see. Since I am headed off to the Anacortes Arts Festival I decided to leave it in a bag in the fridge while I am gone and I will open it when I get back. Hopefully this will keep the mold fest in check for that length of time and the extended rest will lend to the longevity of the color. Time will tell. The scarves will dry out before I leave and I can open them up in a few days. The jars in the back are Santa Rosa plums, the tree outdid itself this year and although we are not usually fans of canned fruit, I decided to give it a shot and see, they certainly are pretty! There are more coming, so maybe plum sauce (like applesauce) next.