01 August 2010

Weekend work...

 On saturday my DH picked over 4 kg. strawberries from the kitchen garden.
 That was good for 11 jars delicious strawberry jam!
In spite of the very cold and wet summer the strawberries have decided to grow ;)

 After that I spent my weekend to make a thank you card. I should have done that months ago but never got a nice idea.
 After I have made the journal and are working with the second one, I got the spirit to make a card as a little booklet.
A cover as for a journal and an inside card made from watercolor paper.
The white bobbin-lace beside the silky is made by me, long ago. I have cut up a few of my bobbin-lace doilies to use them in special projects and this is one of them :)
I hope the receiver likes it.


gunknitter said...

Dette var da aldeles nydelig ! Så flink du er ! Dette hadde eg ikkje klart å få til, men å lage bringbærsyltetøy, det kan eg og så er eg fryktelig flinkt til å spise den opp også. Heimelaga bringebærsyltetøy er favorittpålegget mitt !!!!

Ha en fin sommer fortsatt !

Wendy said...

The strawberries look wonderfully good. Makes me want some. The little gift card is so lovely, what a great idea.

Hannie de Beer said...

Gezellig,toch zo,die potten op het aanrecht! Ik heb laatst hetzelfde gedaan, met zwarte bessen. Ook lekker. En je "boekje"is prachtig! Ik denk dat de ontvanger dat ook wel zal vinden?

tiny said...

Geweldig wat heb je mooie kaarten gemaakt. Ik vind dat zo creatief knap hoor. En heerlijk straks eigengemaakte jam. Groet Tiny

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your strawberry jams looks delicious :)

Quiltefia said...

Ingenting er som egenplukkede bær!! Så fine kort du har laget jeg blir veldig imponert!! Tusen takk for tips!! Jeg må klippe vekk mer!! Forsatt god sommer!! AnneKari:-)

Doreen G said...

Yummo Ati--now if you will make a batch of scones and whip up some cream I will drop around for afternoon tea.
Our skills we learnt on the journal class will come in very handy in the future--I love the little book.

Ruth said...

Ja, jordbærsyltetøy er godt.jeg har rørt ca.6kg. og frosset, nydelig til nystekte vafler nå jeg får feriegjester ut i uka. Det var ett nydelig kort du hadde laget, så jeg er sikker på at mottageren blir glad. ha en fin kveld inne, ute er det ikke værende. Klem Ruth.

2ne said...

Helt nydelig arbeide - du er så kreativ og flink. Så utrolig koselig det må være å få noe slikt :-)

Radka said...

Well done Ati, making so much jam!
I am about to start picking our plums and make plum preserve.

Your card looks beautiful!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Strawberry jam...my favorite!!!! :)
Thank you so much for visiting me last week. You led me back here to your beautiful blog and I've enjoyed reading and catching up with you. Your work is beautiful and I love how you printed your blog!!! What a great idea for an heirloom. I think you should print it out every year. I may have to really consider this great idea of yours, you are very inpsiring!!!!
It was so nice meeting you and I'm looking forward to many more of your posts~

Fabric Art said...

Home made strawberrie jam sounds wonderful Ati, your card is so beautiful, what a great idea to make it as a journal, thanks for sweet comment on my Erosion Art book.

Dorthe said...

So wonderfull Ati, love your book,
og tak for de gode ønsker.
Jeg vil komme tilbage og kikke mere.

Lottie said...

What a fabulous idea for a card - it is stunning and I am sure it will be treasured.

I envy you all those strawberries - we have had a drought all summer so haven't had a glut of them to make into jam - delicious

Bunty said...

Another lovely book Ati - so pretty. You are well stocked up with jam for the winter now! Enjoy!


Hanna said...

Dear Ato,
What a wonderful idea, it looks great -
many greetings from sunny Austria

maggi said...

This is a card that anyone would be delighted to receive. It is beautiful. I can smell the strawberries!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Who wouldn't adore this very beautiful card.
Especially with that superb lace made by you,
There's no end to your talents dear Ati!!!

Yummm I can't wait for our summer and strawberries for desserts, jam and couli!

MargaretR said...

What a lovely thank you!