Saturday, 25 August 2007

Pebbles and Pears

Here is a little necklace I made yesterday, commissioned by a friend of mine, using pebbles collected on her holiday a while back. This was quite a tough one, as the pebbles are round and slippery - I lost count of the times they went shooting across the room as I tried to wrap the wire round them! We got there in the end - hope she likes it!



We have a glut of pears from our tree this year - and the problem is that my daughter is the only person in the house who will eat them 'raw'. I have given some away, thrown the rotting ones, stopped the dog from eating them, but still have so many left.




So yesterday, we cut up a couple of pounds of them, added some blueberries and cinnamon, boiled them with preserving sugar...











....cut up another couple of pounds of them, added pineapple and ginger, boiled these up with preserving sugar too.....








...and now we have lots of jam! I wonder how long it will last!

3 comments:

PG said...

Oh, lovely necklace - what a nice way to remember a holiday. Jam is such a satisfying thing to make, isn't it?

Caroline B said...

Yes it is! I'm waiting to go back to work in a week as I know there is a large Damson tree in the school grounds and no-one else except me and the cook pick the fruit! I made about seven jars of Damson jam last year.

Caroline

Raggy Rat said...

hello dear - nice looking jam
i still havint done 8 things ... too busy and been feeling a it under the weather ...

cat xxx