Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This and That

Time is sure flying by these days, I don't know where all the time is going. We took off early Friday and headed for the Ferry going to Victoria. We didn't expect to get there and NOT have to wait but got lucky and caught the Ferry leaving in 10 mins. We were mentally getting ready to sit in Starbucks for an hour sipping our coffee but got lucky, I think....I missed out on my latte...boo hoo

After having lunch in Victoria we were off to see the Titanic Exhibit at the BC Museum. What a tragic lose of so many. It was interesting to see dishes still in tact and wine bottles with wine in them, not bad for laying on the bottom of the ocean for 80 years. Wouldn't want to drink that wine...

That evening we drove to Lake Cowichan for some relaxation and a little paddling on the lake, in between the rain storms, well one big storm. My FIL and MIL were so kind to attempt picking blackberries for me. Ouch...those thorns are worse that a rose bush. So when I got home I made Blackberry jam and since I had a few raspberries they went in the jam too. But then I thought what the heck and through in some blueberries. So here you have it "Mixed Berry Jam".
Made some progress on my Bundling Board blocks, as you can see I've only finished one block and the other 2 have pins in them but are ready for sewing down. The fourth block is ready for "starch ironing" of the pieces. With only 4 blocks the quilt will be done soon. The finished size is 63"x63", not a bad size for a cuddle quilt.

13 comments:

Linda said...

My favorite jam, blackberry. I can only imagine how yummy it must be with the other berries included. Your blocks are looking wonderful.

Darlene said...

I'll bet that jam is yummy! I've never attempted to make jam but I sure can eat it. :-)

Your blocks look wonderful, Wendy!

Rose Marie said...

I love the ferry system that runs up and down the coast of B.C. Many fond memories there. Your primitive piece is looking good! The only jam I've made is freezer jam but your version looks yummy.

Carol said...

Oh Wendy those blocks are wonderful! Yummy jam...I'm on my way for toast and jam.

yellowfarmhouse said...

This is such a cute pattern and I love how your blocks are turning out. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. By the way your mug and pincushion were darling. Would you share who's pattern the pincushion is. Love your work

Karen

Libby said...

Oh it sounds so yummy - and with my recent success, I'm sure I'll try a batch or berry jam next year for sure *s*
Love your Bundling Board blocks - that is such a great quilt . . . on my 'someday' list.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

The blocks are simply gorgeous, well done! I can't wait to see the finished quilt! I love mixed berries. My Mom and Dad were telling me last week that they had purchased a pie from a farm stand that was called "Fruit of the Forest" peach, blueberry and raspberry; doesn't that sound yummy, too? I know your jam will be simply scrumptious.

Rose said...

I really love those blocks. The colours r have chosen r gorgeous!! Might have to put this quilt on my "have to do" list.
The museum sounds fascinating. it would be wonderful to see and ur jam looks yummy!!!

Knot Garden said...

It reminds me of my mother making blackberry jam in the 1970's. Your jam looks lovely and so do the blocks.

Nan said...

I saw the Titanic exhibit in Seattle - isn't it amazing, though?
Your trip sounds so wonderful, and the jam looks sooooo yummy!
Love your blocks - you reminded me that I have that pattern! I will have to make it one of these days - I'll put it on my forever-long list of "projects to do"! LOL!!

Angela said...

I love your bundling board blocks. LOVE THEM!! I sent the link to the museum to my friend in Victoria. I will be there the end or first of the year, but it will be over then.

Dawn said...

Oh it is looking so good! And I"m drooling over your jam! Mmmmm

Carole said...

That jam does look yummy! Love that quilt! It's looking so sweet! Did you ever mention what pattern/book it was from? I should re-check you entry on your method of applique! Thanks for sharing!