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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Wow, today is a stellar day with sunshine and blue skies and lots of mosquitoes and bumblebees.  The flowering crab in in full bloom and the birds are happily singing.

I'v been hooking on my rug and didn't had the right shade of mottled green so what's a hooker to do?
I married some green worms.  You don't even need a licence to do this.

 For those who have no idea what marrying wool worms is, let me briefly explain. You put  leftover presoaked  wool strips of assorted shades or color together and process them in a simmering bath of water and  add vinegar to set the color in and simmer some more and let cool until all the colored water is absorbed in the wool. Rinse and dry and it's ready to use.

 My married wool worms drying on a hanger. The colors are a bit brighter in person.

I didn't take a photo of the married wool worms after I hooked them but I'll try to show you in another post. I'm rushing to get to the farm chores.

I triedMaggie's Peach cobbler's recipe and had a taste just now and it's a recipe that Ill make again for sure, it's that good.  I didn't had blackberries but I used can peaces that I cut up. I sprinkles a tiny bit of the sugar on top. It didn't needed any as it was sweet enough.  Thanks Maggie of Grandma Yellow Hair.    JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME blog.

Have a safe weekend. JB


  1. lol! First glance of the picture of the green worms and I thought it was spinach! lol! Thanks for the tip! I never thought to try and marry worms... always thought that was only for bigger pieces of wool. Peach cobbler look yummy!

  2. It is beautiful here also. I have spent the better part of the day weeding and mulching it seems that that job will never be done. The cobbler looks great I have some frozen black berries I may have to give it a try.
    I am not sure why I never thought to marry the stips I have? A very good idea.

  3. Julia...your worms are wonderful colors...great tip, I'll have to try it. The cobbler looks so very yummy...I am a real cobbler fan!
    Glad you are enjoying your day,

  4. Your wool looks great. So does your cobbler. I need to make one of those.
    I am so glad you are hooking again. :)

  5. julia,i love your posts and comments! your cobbler looks wonderful! i love cobblers.. thanx for the little class on marring wools! wait till you guys see what my aunt brought home from visiting a friend! hint..wool,worms ect! treasures for the eyes! enjoy the rest of your day!

  6. Julia ~
    That cobbler looks so yummy and I'm STARVING!!!
    Hugs :)

  7. I thought you were cooking spinach too. Smart idea to do that with your worms. I saved Maggie's cobbler recipe too. I was going to try it with peaches also. Great minds think alike! Except you are quicker than me, so far I've just thought about it - not done it!

  8. Julia, i thought it was spinach too! That cobbler recipe looked good. Julia I sure like your blog and all your efforts to make it interesting. Hugs Cheri

  9. I'm right there with everyone else, thinking it was spinach pasta. I'm a fan of green! :) And that peach cobbler sure sounds delicious!!

  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Love the 'marrying' humor! LOL!
    Hope the greens will now all get along with each other since they are in the same family.
    Yummy looking dessert!

  11. A great way to marry wool, love the varying shades of green. The peach cobbler looks devine, a great summer dessert. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Honey I jumped back when I saw that picture of your wool strips this ole grandma was crazy enough to think you were doing something with worms. OMG am for sure loosing it.
    I ran in the other room got my glasses and then had a very hard laugh. hahahaha
    So happy you liked my Mama's recipe. I tell you Julia she was as sweet as this peach pie and loved even more.
    Wish I could of given you some of these black berries. I think my mouth is stained for good. Thats how many I have eaten.
    When are ever going to slow down girl. Do you travel. I would love for you to come to Texas.
    Well this stupid comment thing is messing up big time so I am quitting while I have some words on here. Hope they go through to you. lol
    Take care of yourself
    Love ya

  13. The cobbler looks wonderful. I told Maggie I'm making one for a Church social coming up on Friday. I'll take a pic too. Not sure what fruit I'll use though. I've learned something new today about "worms"..thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to that finished product! Enjoy your week!

  14. Hi Julia! Should not look at pictures before reading as I thought it was spinach, learn something new everyday. Neat how you do that with the wool. The cobbler made my mouth water,doing rubarb here right now. Take care and have a great week!

  15. That was an interesting post! I love learning new things!
    Hope you had fun with it...and then a nice break!

  16. Yum!... The cobbler, not the worms!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  17. Haaa worms and peach cobblers .... And a stellar day to boot!

    Ain't life grand?!

  18. I have never heard of marrying wool..how very interesting and creative..you can get the colors exactly like you like..
    and yum for that cobbler recipe...I used canned apples last week for the first time too b/c i didn't have enough fresh apples....i am now going to keep canned fruits in my pantry!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  19. Marrying wool worms is something I had never heard before today : )
    I want to try Maggie's cobbler too, it sounded so goooood!
    Thank you so much Julie for your visit and leaving your sweet message. It made my day so much brighter.