Sunday, 1 June 2008


After a busy week and nothing much going on the sewing and knitting front, I spent a quiet week-end.

I started by making some strawberry jam. My recipe is with black pepper and fresh mint from the garden!

Then I managed to sew some more blocks for the scrappy star quilt. I like to see that I (will)use up some fat quarters to finish the top. Only 4 more rows to go!
Then I finished a very boring knit: the circular shrug. It is a very easy construction but with nothing much to make it interesting to knit. Now I need to find a brooch or another king of pin to hold it closed.

I received the name of my 4SQS partner and now I have to think of something to match her taste. She just gave a few restrictions so I am free to make what I want. I was thinking of something provençal but we will see.

I wish you a nice week with some nice weather (like we had today but it won´t last it seems!).


the happy quilter said...

You call jam making, sewing and knitting a quiet weekend? I think you have been very busy and very creative too. Well Done!

Bea said...

Mmhhhh - lecker, ...
nur noch einige Blöcke und am Donnerstag sehen wir uns???!!!
und klasse Jäckchen...
Du warst ja wieder ausserordentlich fleißig!
Freue mich auf Donnerstag!

floribunda said...

your strawberry jam looks beautiful -- but I'd rather have raspberry! I hope you do make a Provencal quilt because I'd like to see what you do -- I have a small bag of Provencal fabrics from Le Rouvray in Paris several years ago... waiting for inspiration!

Angelika said...

Toller Quilt und ein genialer Shrug !
Liebe Grüße

Jessica's mom said...

I love homemade strawberry jam, I've never heard of using pepper and mint, I bet that makes a wonderful surprise. Though you say the knit shrug was boring to make, it is very becomming.

Thanks in part to your wonderful support, my quilt top is done, I have photos posted on my blog. Now to figure out who to long arm it. :D

Danijela said...

Liebe Gwen,

die Marmelade sieht sehr lecker aus. Der Quilt ist eine Wucht! Bin gespannt wie er aussieht, wenn er fertig ist :-)
Ich schreibe aber vor allem aus einem Grund:

Happy birthday!!!!
Durch Zufall habe ich "es" gesehen und wünsche Dir alles Liebe und weiterhin so tolle erfrischende und kreative Ideen wie bisher. Ich mag Deine Arbeiten und Deinen blog sehr gerne!!
P.S. Meine Körbe sind immer noch in Arbeit - das übliche Zeitproblem...

Anne Ida said...

Hi! A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Your strawberry jam looks yummy! And love the look of those scrappy stars!

Margit said...

Hallo Gwen,
verräst Du Du mal das Mass für einen Sternenblock, ich find Deine genähten Sterne sehr schön ... kann man da auch restverwertung machen? *g*
Schönen tag noch, Lieben Gruß aus Bayern, Margit

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Rose Marie said...

Wow .... love those scrappy stars and what a wonderful quilt this will be!

blackbearcabin said...

well i feel like a slacker!

love the "boring" blue sweater :)
and the strawberries look delicious!