Back to the post title. Why am I a sucker for punishment? Because I have been shopping for the following items today -
I've replenished the jam jars and got myself a funnel. I don't think it is a case of being hooked on jam making. It is more the challenge of wanting to make some jam that I actually like! I thought we might be able to find some blackberries out there too, if we are very lucky. I know this is a little late to look for them but it might be worth a go. Round two of the jam making challenge should happen this weekend. Or else I hide all this stuff away until next year.
Jam is not the only thing happening around here. First I made dozens of chocolate chip cookies, and would have had more if I hadn't consumed so much of the dough.
|This is just the tip of the iceberg, there were way more than this.|
Now for the best bit. Pie making leads to leftover pastry, which leads to jam tarts. This leads to using up some of the elderberry jam. Woohoo!
That's enough cooking for today. Dinner will be provided by Tesco in the form of ready made pizzas. There is only so much a woman should do in one day.
On the fabric front, well I haven't done much of anything, but I did receive my first bee blocks back, courtesy of the amazing Hadley - Flying Blind on a Rocket Cycle. You have to love her just for the name of her blog. But even if it was called something really boring you would still have to love her because Hadley is great, and so funny, and guaranteed to take the piss if no one else has the gumption.
|She aced the curves first time. Typical!|
|These look so good together.|
Have I mentioned that I love my bee blocks? I am so looking forward to seeing them all together. Really quite excited. Maybe that is the benefit of not having a clue what you are going to send out until the very last minute. You aren't left with any time to properly envision the resulting quilt and so it all comes as a happy (thank goodness!) surprise when the blocks are returned.