Saturday, 18 September 2010

Jam and Doilies

Today's lunch.  Freshly made strawberry jam on freshly made bread.  I found the bargain of the year last week.  1kg bags of frozen strawberries for only $4!!  I'm off to buy some more next week.  Seven lovely jars are sitting in my storage cupboard now.  Delish!

And look what arrived in my letter box today...

I won a special prize last week at Ted and Bunny's blog.  How exciting is that?  I need lots of these little doilies and mats for a bed cover I'm planning to make for our bed.  I have quite a growing pile of them now.  They are looking very pretty on our buffet in the meantime. 

Just look at the beautiful work(wo)manship.  These surely must have taken ages to make.  My grandmother and great grandmother used to make such things too.  I am quite sure I would not have the patience to be a doily maker.

This one has a cloth backing and would look lovely on a dresser.

And this square one is absolutely wonderful.  I love the dots scattered around it.  It reminds me of a butterfly.

Thank you so very much Mrs Ted and Bunny!  I will enjoy using these precious doilies in my bed cover.  Still not sure how I'm going to do it, but do it I shall.


Serenata said...

They are great Sarah, wasn't it a lovely giveaway?! The last square is gorgeous and yes, it does remind me of a butterfly. Can't wait to see this bedspread in progress.

swedishouse said...

Hello Sarah

Congratulations on your win!
They are beauitiful ;-)
Loving your new banner header TOO!
I take it you made this?
I LOVE it!
If you did will you make more to sell, I will be first in the Queue lol!
Have a lovely weekend
Thank you for your email

crafts@home said...

Love your new banner, very eye catching, so thats what you had up your sleeve yesterday! :)

The Patchwork Heart said...

What a lovely parcel you received they look fab on the red gingham! Enjoy :)
Heather x

Linda Gilbert said...

Reminds me of my childhood! Thank you

PaisleyJade said...

That jam looks delish!!

Off The Peg said...

lovely! Lucky you!

Anonymous said...

I have only just discovered the joys of jam-making. I think that I'm hooked!xx

Willeke said...

Congratulations on winning this special prize!
The doilies are beautiful, especially the square 'butterfly'. Great idea to use them in a bed cover.

Heidi said...

Those are beautiful and your jelly looks yummy....I love your new header you have been a busy little bee!

Amanda said...

Hi Sarah! Is that a new banner I see there? I love it! Jolly Bee gave me a recipe for freezer jam and I've yet to try it. I'd better get a wiggle on! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Tracey said...

oh yum, nothing better than fresh bread with homemade strawberry jam (with maybe a coffee to wash it all down...)

'Joyce' said...

Sarah, congrats to you, how lovely your new collection. I look forward to seeing your new bedspread when done. Your jam looks delish as well. I have not yet made jam, but it's on my 'list'. lol enjoy your week. said...

yum! freshly made bread and strawberry jam, when can I come around to your house?!!! I love the doilies, especially the square one. Susie xxx

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Oh wow ... that first photo has made me SO hungry! I am going to search your blog to try to find your jam recipe! :)

Anita Meade said...

Hi Sarah,
The sight of that strawberry jam on fresh bread literally made my mouth water! Just wanted to let you know that the photos of the wonderful Christmas stocking and gifts you made for me have been posted on my blog. Thanks again for your generosity and kindness, Anita. xxx

Miss Sew & So said...

how lovely to have found you via the christmas stocking swap....your work was just soo thoughtful and beautiful!

and i am very happy to be a new follower and now i'm going for a blog browse with my coffee to get some more inspiration from you!

melissa x

Nikki said...

Congratulations on your win :) Love the doilies... can't wait to see what you make with them.
I love your new header.

Great minds think alike when it comes to making strawberry jam :)
We had so many they wouldn't fit in the fridge. I froze one whole box of strawberries and now my freezer is full with freezer bags of strawberries... ready for smoothies and jam.
I made a few batches of jam and I if I had more jars I would've made more. We still have a few baskets of fresh strawberries in the fridge. It's a shame they had to dig up the whole patch..... such a waste of good strawberries. The season ends in a few weeks and they'll do the same to the main, we'll have MORE strawberries!

We live on the Northern end of the Gold Coast...on acreage minutes from Dreamworld. Hope you have a wonderful trip to Oz :)