Strawberry Jam forever and THE quilt!
Yesterday, my friend Stacey and I picked of few of these ( and by a “few” I mean 20 pounds)
Did a little of this…
And ended up with a whole lotta these….
This canning stuff, it’s kind of addictive. My friend Stacey was a wonderful teacher to this canning novice. We are now scheming what else we should can this year. Pickles? Salsa? Pasta Sauce? I feel so… Little House on the Prairie. I don’t need you, store bought jam! Take that Smuckers! If there were a national shortage of sugary preserves, I would be juuuust fine, thank you!
I also finished THE quilt today! I hand-stitched the back of the binding with a clever little ladder stitch. This seriously changed my world. It makes a wonderful little seam that hides underneath the fold in the binding. I’m thinking of posting a little tutorial, what do you think? Would anyone be interested in some quilting how tos?
Without further ado, here it is!
On the bed
A close up
The most saisfying thing to me, after finishing a quilt is to fold it up. I don’t know why. The colors! The Layers! The Cat Hair (Ew.) oh my!
Here it is on it’s intended home. Nothing says cozy, like a quilt, eh? Now I plan on plopping my backside next to that glorious pom-pommed pillow and working some knitting. Ah, a maker’s work is never done!