Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday Night Sew In

Last night was the Friday Night Sew In and last I looked there were 160 of us taking part!!  I worked on some hand sewing getting a few things underway for swaps at the same time:
My cup and saucer pincushion that is very slowly taking shape (this is for me :) )
A sneak peak on a slightly blurry scale of the heart I'm making for the Valentine Initial Heart Swap  which is now well on track thanks to the FNSI


  Even managed to make a start on the Autumn Season Swap coming up before long........


But I should tell you, that I might have got alot more done if I'd finished all of this a bit earlier.......


Yep, but it's that time of year, so the apricots and Plums needed to go into pots, and jars had to be sterilized in order to stock our pantry with some yummy jam for the upcoming year ahead.
This lot will go into the stock pantry along with the other batches I have stored in there.  I try to get enough together to last a year and have a bit for gifting here and there or to elderly neighbours and such or the odd bartering also works well.  We could use a bit more Strawberry Jam though!  Now in our pantry I have  15 Plum, 20 Apricot and 3 Strawberry.  Lemon Butter gets made as we go since it doesn't keep so well.  There's nothing like home made produce........ both food and our handiworks.
Hugs Sharm

9 comments:

Maria said...

OMGoodnes you have keep very busy both with making jams and stiching. Well done.

Cheryll said...

Yum... I'll be over for some jars of lemon butter. One of my favourites. Another successful FNSI by the looks of it! :)

shez said...

whow you sure got a lot done Sharmayne,yummy homemade goodness there,well done on all your projects there.xx

Sharmayne said...

Thanks girls, you are welcome to drop over for coffee & scones

Christine M said...

You achieved quite a bit Sharm. Can't let that fruit go rotten!

Quilter Kathy said...

That is a very productive day! Yum! Jam making is one of my favorite things!

Mummy and Me Stitching said...

Gosh you have been busy. I can't wait to see your cup and saucer pincushion finished. I love the material you've chosen.

Mistea said...

Lots of fun in your sewing room - Look forward to seeing the pincushion it looks pretty so far.
Enjoy

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Hi there, its Annie with her craft pants on xxx