Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Two firsts

It has been a rather damp and chilly week so what better way to spend the days than sewing and cooking.    Firstly with my excess of lemons and limes it was decided to use these  to make lemon and lime butter - a first for me as I still have vivid memories of making jam when at school.  Lets just say some things are best forgotten and my jam making was one of them.   Having looked at the "net" for recipes making lemon butter seemed rather easy compared to making jam with only 4 ingredients and just having to stir rather than using loads of sugar and thermometers.  And here is the result

Hubs and I enjoyed some spread on our toast this morning for breakfast and as there are still quite a few limes and lemons left I can see a second batch coming up over the weekend.

My second first was to make a zippered pouch.   Zips are something to be avoided in my opinion  but I guess  when making a zippered pouch a zipper is essential.   This is my pro-type and I am very pleased how it turned out.    It was quick, easy and uses up small leftovers - a great way to get rid of decent scraps.  I have 5 more zips left and found 5 fabrics to go with them.

Hubs is making good progress with the book and has fallen into the same trap as I did when reading it.    I have asked him where he is up to and I can see from the conversation that we have had about the book so far that he has no idea how the book is going to end.  

I have told him not to read my blog until I tell him.....that will be when he finishes the book so that there is "no spoiler" for him.  

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Kaisievic said...

I love lemon butter and yours looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen your lemon/lime butter looks so yummy and congrats your zippered pouch looks fantastic,well done my friend xx

Ondrea said...

Love your pouch. LOL, I always avoid zips. Yummy lemon butter. Enjoy.