Monday, September 28, 2009

FOB's and Rasberries!

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Grandma's salt and pepper shakers look onto my hard work!  I don't ever remember her putting up raspberry preserves, but I do remember her pillowcases with embroidery.  What I wouldn't give to have a few of those now!  This is my first attempt and lots more practice is needed, but I like it! 


Now let's all cross our fingers that at about 3:00 tomorrow when my 24 hours of set time has completed, that I have honest to goodness for the first time ever made my own JAM! 



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Other notes - We celebrated Grammie's birthday a bit early - I made her a library book bag and a cute little needle point clutch (no pic..duh!)  It was so cute cause I used some swarovski hot fix crystals for the first time on it!  Those can be addicting!  This is the birthday girl, Max and Oscar-boy. 



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On the bag, it's from Alica Paulson's Jane Market Bagpattern - I did my first needle turn applique and then hid all of my mistakes with some embroidery!  Smile - that embroidery is comin' in handy!  When I did the panel, I did not take into account how the flower stem would mostly be on the bottom of the bag....Oh well - another lesson!


And the back...



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2 comments:

Beth said...

How did your jam turn out? I've made a few kinds, but never raspberry, and never in large quantities. It's usually such a small batch that I don't have to go through the process of sterilizing jars and lids, etc. It gets eaten up in a week or so.

Kelly said...

It turned out wonderfully! I thought it would be super sweet, but the tangy flavor really sings and the color is so wonderful! So lucky to have a FIL that grows all of these berries!