LWID and Preserves

Hello happy readers!
It is time to share my LOOK WHAT I DID. Last weekend, I went strawberry picking with some friends and I wanted to show you the fruits of my labor. Get it?! Sometimes, I am so funny. You are looking at this year's strawberry preserves. I have not made strawberry preserves since I lived in California. I was making them on Mother's Day because I was so far away from my mom and her mom taught me to make the preserves so it was a connection of some sort. I lived in the center of strawberry field heaven and I had a lemon tree in my front yard. Really, it would have been a violation of some law of nature had I not made preserves. 

Well, it just so happen that my kitchen in Cali was smaller than my current kitchen which translates into creative storage and balancing of tools, pans, bowls, etc. Towards the end of making the batch, I stood up to get something out of a cabinet and POP! the corner of the cabinet cut my forehead. After one failed attempt to close the wound using a butterfly bandage and some medical attention at the local emergi-care office, I have a small Harry Potter scar and a great story about how I gave up blood, sweat and tears for my mom's gift.  The weekend's batch was much easier to make.

Edited: I used the Joy of Cooking recipe as the starting off point for the preserves. I decreased the sugar by a 1/2 a cup, used the juice of 2 1/2 lemons and only plumped for half a day.

So what have you been working on or accomplished lately? I said I would post pictures of the LWID Candy and forgot. This is the paper pack and the scrapbook. 

We already have one adventurous artist willing to share. Check out who posted for LWID  here and make sure to share your latest endeavor. 

I'll hope to post a small tutorial and a new card later today.

Thanks for stopping. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question. 

Happy Day!


  1. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Strut your Stuff Thurs....I make 300 jars of jam from our fruit trees each yr. so I had to click on your blog. Loved your little story..& anyone who makes jam!!!
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    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  2. I attempted strawberry picking twice last week....the crops weren't quite ready. Maybe in a couple days, though. I started canning last year, but never got around to doing strawberries, so I'm very excited for some jam. Good job!


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