Friday, December 10, 2010


Stringing popcorn for the tree.  So far?  One strand!  Eep!  One of those things I'm supposed to do when the kids are in bed, but you know?  I have too many other things to do!  Perhaps I'll get the rest done before Christmas.  If so, I'll post the tree.  Our beautiful Craig's List tree, for which I am a happy, happy camper.

OK.  Popcorn.  Someone asked me yesterday how we did this without breaking the piece apart, which is what happens to her.  The trick is simply not to go through the kernal.  Use a fine needle and go just to the side of the kernal, into the white fluffy stuff.  Goes fairly quickly that way.

I took these photos, and a few others, and then chanced to look at my lens.  EW!  Dusty!!!  Lesson:  Dust lens before taking photos! 

Do as I say, and not as I do. 

Happy popcorn stringing!


le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Yum... Sweet idea

Chris said...

Ah, Lynn I can top the dust the lens thingy. Take tripod when using close-up lens while in the field trying to take awesome frost photos. But as Michaelangelo said, "ancara imparo," . . . "I am still learning." But I do like your saying better "do as I say, not as I do."

Shawna said...

Okay, I am behind the times and late in my comments, but when we string popcorn, I pop it the night before. Then it is not so crunchy when we are stringing it (and it is not nearly so tempting to eat!)