Friday, September 30, 2011

Knitting Tote

For her birthday, I made my friend, Dena, a tote bag to carry her knitting items.

The front pocket is a mini quilt.

Buttons and hand embroidery were used to decorate the pocket.

On the interior, one side and the ends have pockets. The end pockets will hold pens and knitting needles; the main pockets will hold other knitting needs.

The other side of the interior has a zippered pocket which covers the entire side. I found some beads in my collection to make a zipper pull.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Peach Jam

My brother and brother-in-law both gave us some tasty peaches. While shopping for groceries, I made an impulsive purchase...lite fruit pectin. Dieting is an never ending battle and low sugar jam sounded like a good idea.

I used the peaches and pectin to make some peach jam. It turned out well and the whole batch only has one cup of sugar. The consistency is a little different than regular full sugar jam but the jam is not lacking in flavor. Not bad for an impulse purchase.