Thursday, 23 September 2010

Stitchy update

Hi everyone! Just dropped in for a little stitchy update. In the last few months I've worked a little on Snow Princess:
Look - she has a hand! I've also worked a little on Watergarden:

My time has been occupied with a new interest in foraging and preserve making. I am lucky enough to live close-by to areas that have wild fruit trees/bushes. So, we have been busy making jams, fresh fruit pies, cordials, pickled beetroot, pickled shallots, cheese, hazelnut nougat, Nutella (we call ours Notella).... quite a production line! This weekend we are making chilli oil, quince jelly and two types of chutney. We're planning to do little Christmas boxes of home-made preserves for friends and family, though we will probably manage to keep a few jars of goodies to see us through until next year ;o)

I'm enjoying my culinary adventures so much, I'm considering starting a foody blog... watch this space!

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow Snow Princess looks fantastic Sam, wish I could get mine out again, I will one day lol. Watergarden looks lovely too.

Hope you are keeping well hun, congrats on the Jam making too

Hugs xxxxx

Sally said...

Snow Princess is looking fantastic Sam. Love Watergarden too.

Heather said...

Your stitching looks great Sam.

Looking forward to seeing all your preserves and jams & jellies.

Claire said...

Wow snow princess looks fab and the jams sound so yummy!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

your work is beautiful!

Barb said...

Your Wip's are looking great. The jellies look delicious!

Yiotas Cross Stitch said...

oh my Goodness! what a beautiful work! well done!

myrtle said...

Great! what a beautiful creation.=D
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Heather said...

Hi Sam, I hope everything is ok. I was wondering how you've done with your preserves this year.