Jun 27, 2012

yummy jam, a sewing box and little houses…

009 I’ve been busy picking cherries off the tree by our patio and turning them into Sour Cherry Jam….oh soooo delicious!!  A touch of tart with a little sweetness.

 

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And this sewing box that Mr. Sunshine and I bought when we were in Astoria, Oregon (where we dove into an antique shop to get out of the rain and found it)…

 

020   I took it all apart and have been sanding it down and getting it ready to refinish.

 

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And I’m back to my houses again.  I reworked my center block a little…found a couple to put in the window and added a sentiment that feels like the theme of this quilt.

 

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My house total for end of June is 295 houses.

Only 71 more to go.

It’s getting exciting!!

13 comments:

laurie in texas said...

WOW - what a great post! The jam looks beautiful - the sewing box is just beautiful - and the houses are AMAZING! I bet the original creator of that sewing box is looking down from heaven with admiration :)

Nancy said...

I love your Little Houses and your "new" sewing box.

regan said...

That jam looks yummy! And what a find at the antique shop.....I love those old sewing boxes! It's going to look so good when you refinish it! I'm loving your little houses..... looking good!

Darlene said...

I've never had cherry jam but my mouth is certainly watering (especially because it's tart) LOL

YUM!!!!

And, your houses look yummy, too.

We gave my MIL a sewing box like the one you found. I can't count the number of times I've wished I had it. It was tossed after she passed away. :-(

Linda said...

Oh...homemade jam is wonderful...we have lots of peaches almost ready...can't wait to make some! Cherry is a favorite of ours too! I have a sewing box almost like that...I got it years ago from my Grandma...its so handy...I love it and yours is wonderful!! Love the center block...perfect!!

Thelma said...

That sewing box is amazing, what a find, it was meant to be!

Only 71 more houses to go, yes I think you'll make it! I've loved watching these houses come together, I'll be sad when you're done!

Butterfly George said...

OH Happy to see the house progress! I started a house quilt a while back but my neighborhood looks gloomy and dull compared to yours. I will rethink adding some really cute ones in the mix.......love seeing your project and am reinspired. Butterfly George

Nanette Merrill said...

It is exciting.

My mom had that same sewing box. I think my sister has it now. Good memories.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what a fabulous find. That sewing box is so cool!

Michelle said...

Awesome sewing box! I remember my Grandmother having one of those when I was a kid, The jam looks oh so yummy, and WOW that is a lot of houses, but the center panel is my fave!!

MARCIE said...

How wonderful that you have your own tree for cherries! Wishing for some of that homemade jam right now! Very nice antique sewing box you found, and your houses are darling! Great center block!

LynCC said...

Wow! Look at all your fabulous tiny houses. This is going to be super neat when it's all together. :D

Raewyn said...

I have never tried this jam - it sounds delicious! Love your centre house - great sentiment - maybe I could borrow that saying when I get to that block? Isn't the sewing box lovely? I wonder what it has held over the years?! (A shame it came empty I guess)

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