Thursday, February 2, 2017

How

did it get to be Thursday already!!! The days are just zipping by here.
I have been busy making jam and chutney, using tomatoes form the garden and some apricots I bought but no one ate!!
Bubbling away and it smells wonderful!!


Yum!!

I have been gathering tomatoes from the garden before the birds get them all...this one made me smile!!

today I gathered lots of tomatoes, softened the skins in hot water, then put them through the moulie and filled jars with the pulp, added basil and then boiled it for two hours. Thank goodness for lots of collected jars!!
more chutney and some Roma tomato chutney, kind of runny but smells wonderful with star anise and cinnamon and honey in it!!
I have also been doing some sewing, which is just as well as I have some deadlines looming!!
the tram has had some quilting done, now I have to figure out how to trim it before sewing it to the back ground...

the bollard tram conductor still looks like a bollard but she is coming along!

the sky is coming together and two palm trees, some scribble quilting is now needed to keep all the little pieces where I want them to be!! And that is where I should be now, instead of avoiding!!
Happy sewing.




14 comments:

Ondrea said...

Some very creative original projects happening there. Mmmmmm, lotza yummy things cooking in your kitchen.

Willsquiltnsew said...

One busy lady! The quilt is going to look so good Sue, hope I see it finished!

Jo said...

That's a very interesting piece of work. (The last one) your tram and bollard are looking good. I bet your house does smell really nice with all that cooking.

Moose-ings said...

Your preserves look yummy! You growing r-rated tomatoes now, lol? That tram looks great, another Aussie Hero quilt?

Elyte said...

You have been very busy. Maybe you should put your feet up for awhile.

Bizarre Quilter said...

Ooh Sue, are those now "canned" tomatoes in the Dolmio jar? I've never made them.

Absolutely adoring your bollards and tram.

creations.1 said...

So nice to be able to make your own from your own produce! Your quilt blocks are looking great - that last one is very interesting!

Leeanne said...

Tasty looking homemade treats........mmm the tomato......should it be censored? :-0
Interesting quilt?

retdairyqueen said...

Looking forward to see what happens with this quilt
Our tomatoes have not ripened Very disapointing

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well done with your yummy cooking. Looking forward to seeing the end result with your latest project x

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good On you For doing Chutney....love homemade! Your train and conductor are just stunning!

Fiona said...

home made preserves always taste so good. I'm loving your arty farty piece that's coming together..... I wish I could watch how you are doing it all...
Hugz

Julie said...

You sure have been busy Sue - your chutneys look so delicious - wish I could reach into the screen & have a taste test. Happy weekend to you Sue x x

Raewyn said...

I bet you wondered what you were doing when you shifted and had to move all those jars - but you will be pleased now that you did! Your preserves look great!!