Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Jam, Jelly and Jewellery

After last week’s Lady Macbeth post, blogfriend Sandie said she’d swap a jar of jelly for a jar of chutney. Well, as I’d only met her for the first time on the previous Monday, and discovered she lives about 4 miles away, this seemed a lovely offer.

Yesterday afternoon I drove over to her place – bearing 3 small jars, suitably labelled** and ‘capped’ . Sandie was so kind, we drank tea and chatted about our mutual crafting passions.

I came away with a whole bagful of treasures…


Jam, and jelly, made from her Mirabelle plums, a sheaf of useful recipes, a pretty little MOP button heart, a bag of cooking apples – and a pair of gorgeous Millefiori ear-rings, which she’d made from some of the beads she had purchased at the Bardon Craft Fayre.


What a generous lady – thanks Sandie- we must get together again sometime!

**Labelling was proved a priority when Bob tried to put some of the new chutney on his toast, thinking it was jam!

I have two shelves of preserves now – I am feeling like a true Proverbs 31 housewife…


She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family …

She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all can renovate gazebos.”


  1. Some pantry stash you have there Angela.
    I like the earings .
    I emailed Sandie last week , She has no car , I don't drive but I hope to make contact after my holiday

  2. Does the chutney for Lemon Drizzle cake still stand? I can send cake with Mrs Believer at the beginning of October.

  3. Doesn't that look just wonderful on the shelves? Almost too good to disturb and use! Congratulations on your hard work. Blessings!

  4. Renovates gazebos! LOL!
    Finally cleared up the jam splatters today...oops, there's another one on the toaster!
    Your shelves look impressive!

    Sandie xx
    I bought the beads at the NEC, not Bardon! Although I'm sure Sue (@home blogger) could make some...can you Sue???
    Any way, glad you liked your little gifts.

  5. P.S....already made 'inroads' into the Damson chutney, then read..."Do not open until 1st December".....It's deliscious already!

    Sandie xx


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