Saturday, 11 September 2010

ones persons junk...........

is another persons treasure!

So very true the chidlren's grandparents are moving home in the next couple of weeks. I was over today helping to sort through their many items of stored treasure. Whilst I was shocked at how much they have accumalated over the years it was also veyr interesting. Between the 3 of us helping them to sort through things we managed to home a fair bit. My treasures were these;
2 lovely blue table lamps for my bedroom

and this;

fabric, the photograph doesn't really do it justice it is a pale yellowish backgraound with the pattern in a very pale blue almost silvery colour. Absolutely gorgeous.
I am going to use it to make curtains for my bedroom. This is just one of many projects I have planned for my house.

I also have the promise of more fabrics that nanny has bought and never got round to dong anything with, when she finds them.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

A little catch up post

Wow its been a while! I am shocked at how ling it is since I last blogged. Since I last blogged we have been to stay at my sisters and met my knewest nephew- he is gorgeous. The blanket was well recieevd, my sis was very shocked when I said I had made it myself.

Dylan has started secondary school, Stephanie has started primary school, and so far they both enjoy it of course Stephanie has only done two days and Dylan has done one so there is time for change, but I hope so.

After our swim this morning we went for a walk through the woods and gathered this little lot;

Some blackberries but the bushes are starting to empty, I got loads of damsons and the trees were fully loaded, there are a handful of elderberries there were more but I couldn't get to them and then I got some windful pears again the trees were laden of them so will be going back to collect some more over the next few weeks.
With this little haul I made some Forest Fruits Jam, I also followed some recipes for preserving some of the pears in jars and a couple of jars of preserved damsons.
I seem to have a LOT of jam in my cupboard so need to find other ways of preserving fruit, I found preserving the damsons whole into the jars easy, I decided to quarter the pears before preserving them into their jar as I only have small jars.

This is what I have managed to preserve today. I don't have many empty jars left in the drawer so need to get collecting again.