Thursday, July 16, 2009

34 Jars of Jam Later...

I was distracted a bit longer than I expected! The price dropped, so I had to buy some more strawberries, and then finding apricots proved difficult, but not impossible. This recipe received rave reviews last year, so I was determined to make it again this year. Between all the cleaning, slicing, boiling, etc., there was also some knitting going on. I love the new Novita yarns, so I'm trying to use up some stash before I buy the new stuff. I did give in and buy one skein of the lakka (cloudberry) already. I love the berry names - there's also puolukka (lingonberry) and mustikka (blueberry). Yum. Need to wait a while until those are ready for jam making...

In the meantime, it's back to the sewing machine. I finished piecing this top today. (Sorry for the blurry photo - I just took it and although there's still some light, it's not exactly midsummer anymore!) I started this quilt nearly three years ago! I'm thinking of doing some very simple quilting - just wavy (oceany) lines across the surface. First, though, I want to quilt the Q4L top that's already basted and to finish a small hand quilted project. Back to work!

4 comments:

Andrea said...

That much jam? We should all come by for tea and then admire your quilts and knitting projects!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Yum, that looks like a yummy jam recipe. I have a huge rhubarb plant. Love your quilt - very good use of scraps, and I think a wavy design will be nice! Yarn, oh my! I am planning out my fall knitting - if I can just finish all my curtain making first...
Cheers! Evelyn

Chookyblue...... said...

nice quilt........always great to have the top together.......

Edilene Rocha said...

Olá! Conheci o seu cantinho e é tudo de bom! Lindo e criativo!!! Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!...
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