Sunday, July 8, 2012

Another finished quilt

The heat wave finally caught up with us. We were in the triple digits today and looks like it is here to stay awhile.

I finished quilting this top for Mom, now she just needs to do the binding.

Don't you just love summer. I have been picking raspberries just about every day. Most of them I have just been freezing but this batch went from this:
to this:
I love the flavor or raspberry jam but I am not very fond of the seeds in my teeth. Well the light went on when my daughter suggested I strain them. Why didn't I think of that? So I did, there are still a few seeds but not near as many as before. You should have seen my kitchen, I think I had red juice every where. I doubled the batch and it ended up boiling over, what a mess but it still turned out. I did get 18 pints and no leftover for sampling. I was hopeing one of the jars wouldn't seal so we could eat some and I wouldn't feel guilty about opening a jar. I make low sugar jam and it is just the right amount of tart. Wish I could share a taste with all of you, it is so good.

Jeanette





7 comments:

  1. mmm..that jam looks so GOOD and yummy.

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  2. Both look good - quilt and jam. Don't know where you find the time. Making jam isn't a quick project but a rewarding one.

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  3. Lovely quilt! We too in triple digits but suppose to cool back down to 80's this week. We have blueberries here. DH may have to make some jam!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  4. Oh yum!!!! I love raspberry jam, but like you I hate the seeds. It is a major chore to strain them, but it does make it much better in the long run.

    Nice finish for your mom!

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  5. I am so jealous. I wish I had the stamina and energy to do things like I used to. This makes me want to sit and cry. But you know what? I could not be happier than knowing that you can do not only all the canning you do, but work fulltime, quilt, have a fabric business, beautiful flowers, etc. You are amazing. You have been greatly blessed. Keep on keeping on...you make the world a better place.

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  6. Ooh, love both. Love the colors on both. Let us know if your jam is as good as it looks!

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  7. Oh wow....you are so busy...the jam looks wonderful!

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