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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sweet afternoon

                                 

The strawberries are coming in in enough numbers for a batch of jam even if it is a small one. Our jam supplies are down to a jar of unopened plum jam which is almost two years old. It will be fine to eat but that freshness of the strawberries will beat it hands down. I am waiting on a lemon which will come home from work with Tim and then they can bubble away and I can bottle them up. I think scones will be on the morning tea tray on Wednesday when Tim is on his days off from work.

I had a sweet time this afternoon finishing off a few ornaments for the swap I joined on Christina's blog.
Ornaments on Westringia.
I'm glad I joined because I have found quite a few new to me blogs which are offering up some wonderful craft inspiration. It's great to see different ideas and perspectives from others who it seems might mostly be a bit younger than me (though I am just as young at heart).Edited to add that I meant to say I am older than my two recipients and at a different life stage, not that I'm an old biddy (that I will never be). Besides that, I just love Christmas and have been watching my very favourite Christmas show as I stitch.

It has been a very sweet afternoon indeed. I also made honey joys and a chocolate slice for lunchboxes.
Tracy

12 comments:

Jeanette said...

Your ornaments are lovely. Nothing like homemade strawberry jam. Yum. Hugs,

Cathy H said...

I can just about smell the jam bubbling away......what a treat and then home made scones to boot......yum

Joolz said...

Gee, you have been busy. I just love your ornaments - I may have to give them a go!

I did some baking too but just one cake which turned out yummy. If you have zucchini's, you might like to try it (on the blog).

And strawberries! I am so jealous of your jam!

Cheers - Joolz

Imogen Eve said...

These are lovely. Gorgeous designs.

Nikki said...

I love your ornaments, particularly the Christmas tree. Fantastic!

Kimmie said...

I can almost smell those farm fresh strawbs from here!

Becky said...

Your ornaments are so lovely!

africanaussie said...

Oh those ornaments are lovely. I have singed up for a craft afternoon to make Christmas ornaments

Lisa said...

super cute ! they look fab!
mmmm yummmmm strawberry jam.
hugs xo

monique's mess said...

strawberry jam and ornaments to match- great combination, I bet your recipient of the ornament swap would love both- I'm just being cheeky. Your ornaments are fab. How old are you anyway, cant be older than me.

Lisa said...

Oh, the ornaments are lovely! (And my mouth is watering.)

karen said...

Beautiful ornaments!! I'm a seasoned person and most of my blog reads are younger than me!!