Sunday, February 10, 2013

6/52 Year of Happy






Four things/moments from my week that made me happy.

1. Making progress on my star stitch blanket, the end is in sight!
2. Choosing colours for an exciting yarny endeavour, I can't wait to tell you what's going on!
3. Finding a heap of dried broadbeans in the garden and adding them to my little store of saved seeds.
4.  Spending a day turning my box of apricots into jam.  It's probably a bit runny, I have trouble telling when to take it off the heat.


I hope you had happy moments in your week too! 

28 comments:

  1. Oh that jam looks very yummy. I find that when I'm making jam to use both a thermometer and the cold saucer method. That I am sure to take it off at the right time.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Thanks for the advice Rosie, I tried the cold saucer method, but I think I am a bit impatient! I didn't think to use a thermometer, I do have one so will give that a go next time. J xx

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  2. The colours in your blanket are soooooo pretty, and I agree with Rosie about the jam. And shade cards ... what's not to love!

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    1. Thanks Annie, Yep I love shade cards too!! J xx

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  3. love your blanket and jam especially cherry jam and apricotjam makes me happy I also make jam at home Good job!!

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    1. Thanks Chris, I've never made cherry jam, but I do like to see all the little jars lined up on the shelf, so I'll be making more I'm sure! J xx

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  4. I love apricot jam runny or not :)

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    1. Me too!! (although trying to cut down on the sugar intake, so might have to save it for weekends!) J xx

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  5. We are going to buy an apricot tree! Hope I get as many pots of jam as you. X

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    1. Yum! Fresh apricots, you can't go wrong! Have a great week, J xx

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  6. Your blanket is beautiful and I can't wait to see what the enigmatic project is going to be. Your jam looks fab - great over ice cream. I use a jam thermometer and the cold saucer method - makes all the difference and if it still doesn't come up to setting point, halved lime or lemon added to the mix usually works a treat, rather than adding more sugar. Thanks for a lovely colourful post.

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    1. Thanks for the jam tips, Nana Go-Go, I've got a lemon tree, so will give that a try if it doesn't work next time. Stay tuned for my new 'project', it's going to be good! thanks for stopping by, J xx

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  7. Hi Jules,
    Great to see your beautiful blanket progressing so well, seems as you are having a wonderful weekend!
    Xo

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    1. Hi Dagmar, Thanks for the lovely comment, I am happy with how the blanket is coming along too! Have a great day, J xx

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  8. loving the colors in your crocheted blanket -- so happy and bright. homemade apricot jam is the best. my mom and i made a big patch last year and gave some of it away as gifts. i'm still hoarding one jar in my fridge. lol

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    1. Thanks Julie, I think I will be hoarding a bit of this jam too, it always tastes better than the shop stuff, have a great day, J x

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  9. your blanket has beuatiful colors!Love it!


    gfreats
    Angeline
    www.mijnplekkie.tk

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  10. I love you blanket have colors very lively, the jam apricot I see her delicious.
    I was making a dessert of carnival typical here in Spain is carnival these days.
    I have got fruit kiwis and make jam is delicious also, now I haven´t apricot we are in winter.

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    1. Hi mari, I'll have to give kiwi fruit jam a go, sounds delicious! Have a great time at the Carnival, it must be a fun time in Spain at the moment! J xx

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  11. Can't wait to hear about your project love the shade cards - since finding your blog I have become addicted to blankets, just finished my 6th in a variety of sizes, 5 crochet and 1 knitted - I love them :)

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    1. Sorry about the addiction, Sweetpea, :) I can't help myself either, I always find room for another blanket, they are so fun to make!! Blanket making is a bit like crochet itself, completely addictive I think! Have a great day, thanks for stopping by, J xx

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  12. Hey Julie, more wonderful moments from your week....the colour charts look wonderful.
    You'll be spoilt for choice there......
    Homemade apricot jam, runny or not would be delicious.
    Lovely moments from your week......wishing you many more this week,

    Claire :}

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  13. Your blanket is so pretty! I really love the colour combo :-)
    And I'm definitely interested to hear about your new venture!

    Have a lovely week!
    Sarah x

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  14. Hi, Jules!
    Loved your happy moments, all are so homely! I think that our home has to always make us happy :)The jam is tasty, no doubt! I like its amber color.
    Have a fab week and looking forward to seeing your finished blanket ;)
    Anna

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  15. Beautiful blanket making and love the look of the jam too. Interested in those colour cards too.
    I keep adding to my wips in knit/crochet/sew so a big problem lol.

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  16. Beautiful blanket and I love the magazine review.. Now I have o go try to find one for me :)
    Love your blog.

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  17. Dear Jules,

    Just now I became number 1708 of your followers. Waooh! Almost 2000! Unbelievable!
    I started a blog myself a month ago and it would make me very happy to have more than 20 members. No luck so far.

    Brigitte, writing a 'happy home-blog 'called:

    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/


    (few dachshunds, lots of cats)

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