Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Preserves and purse

We had a weekend away and I gave our hosts some home made items as I know they like that sort of thing.
I made some Whisky, Seville Marmalade last month and put some in a presentation jar as I knew it would be going with us. Then nearer the time I made some orange and lemon curd which I popped into another jar the same. It really is worth collecting odd decorative jars when you have eaten the contents and then decorating them with circles of pretty fabric. These two jars had originally contained mixed olives with lemon, from Greece. I gave them to the one with the sweet tooth.

Next up is the other home made which was a new silk purse of course! I just happen to be in production mode for them at the moment so I made one especially for my friend. She was very pleased.

Well this is all for now as I need to do some chores, with the days lengthening, the greenhouse has been much warmer and the auto vents have started to open in the Spring sunshine; the garden is starting to look more inviting too but it means that I have plenty to do so I had better go.

4 comments:

BilboWaggins said...

what gorgeous gifts - I am sure you are a very popular house guest {smile}

Lyn Armstrong said...

Hi Jayne, yes we are but little Bella had to go into kennels for the first time as we stayed in a flat in Glasgow. She was sooo pleased to see us.....pawed madly at the cage when she saw me. I had a treat (chicken) but she just wanted to be out of there....I really don't like the idea of leaving her again, but we must go see our DD in California sometime in the Autumn. I am spoiling her now, chipolatas on the menu.....

Alice said...

Hello Mama...what are my chances of weaseling those preserves recipes out of you, hmm?? We grow lemons and oranges here you know...
;-)

xxx

Lyn Armstrong said...

OK, I will post them up this weekend. Under a bit of pressure today, and Bella wants to play too. She is now the proud owner of a Certificate of Achievement for her Beginners Dog Training classes; and she knows she has been good so she is being more demanding........ I hope you are tending that garden of yours so that when we come to stay later in the year we can pick some Californian lemons:-) lots of love Mum xx