Monday, June 16, 2008

A start on Cindy’s NRR

What? Is it Monday already?

This weekend was a whirlwind for me… Saturday I got together with my friends and we made lots of strawberry jam. I bought a flat of strawberries, and 20 pounds of sugar… it produced 36 jars of jam! You can’t beat that :) It should last me two years, if I don’t give most of it away. I am tempted to make a bit more just for gifts… we’ll see. I am kind of sick of strawberries at the moment. In case you are wondering what I use, I use the Certo liquid brand of pectin, it’s a very easy recipe and goes quickly.
Saturday night we met our friends to go to a hot air balloon festival. We went for the evening, there was a carnival, band, and booths. The hot air balloons were raised so we could walk around by them and check them out. They are so neat! I just sat and stared at the most of the time. The kids thought it was great. Sunday was a great day. We had fun hanging out with dad :) I also started stitching on Cindy’s NRR on Sunday. I found a freebie chart by Barbara Ana called Small House. It will be so cute! After this NRR is done, I only have Von’s to stitch on and then… the NRR is completed. Wow!
I didn’t get a chance to bind my Christmas quilt. Maybe this week I can get to it. I told myself I can’t start basting any other quilts until I finish this one. Just one at a time, I have to keep telling myself this :) JoAnn’s is having a big sale this week, I have coupons for more batting… so I wanted to get enough for the quilt tops I have done. I really want to get these done this summer. I hope I can keep up my momentum.

Still to finish are: Blue/Yellow Log Cabin, Cowboy Carpenter Star, Pink/Green Carpenter Star, Star Lights, Block of the Month Quilt. I think I’ll do my log cabin next.

11 comments:

Vonna said...

OH YUM...that jam looks delicious! And the carnival sounds like it was a grand time too ;0)
Your kiddos are so cute!

CraftyT said...

That Jam does look tasty. I saw this while browsing Country living thought you would be interested :)
http://www.countryliving.com/crafts/projects/quilt-festival-submissions
Natasha

Lennu said...

Oh those jars look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the photos of the festival too, a really cute photo of your kids :) The start for Cindy's NRR looks pretty, lovely sheep :)

Wendy said...

Your strawberry jam looks delicious! There is nothing like homemade yummies. My Mum used to always make raspberry jam with berries from her garden. I miss it!

staci said...

Yummmm! Strawberry jam is one of our faves around here!

Love your pics, they're terrific!

Barbara said...

Where do you store it all? That would be my big problem, I think. I bet it tastes amazingly good! :D

Katrina said...

Yummy, I love strawberry jam. My grandmother canned a lot, I miss her jams and jellys.

The balloon festival looks fun too :-).

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Stephanie said...

Mmmmm, strawberry jam, we used to make that with my gram every summer - what a wonderful memory :) Good luck with all the quilting, it's a long list!! I'm still working away at my first one :)

Marie-P said...

So very multi talented, you even make jam! It looks deliciously sweet!

Thanks for the link to the house chart. I may use that for one of the RR blocks as well.

Sharon said...

The jam looks delicious and the carnival looks like great fun!