Well, instead of showing you a photo of my craft room for WOYWW, I thought I would show you something that will be taking away from my crafty time this week.
What's this you ask? 32 cups (8L) of gooseberries. We have one gooseberry bush in our garden and I spent 3.5 hours picking these berries on Sunday. Definitely our most prolific year so far. Now they have to be topped and tailed and made into jam, with an equivalent amount of strawberries. Lucky for me, the local strawberries are now in season - dearly beloved and I have been doing our best to polish off our first 4L basket of the season this week. Mmm...fresh strawberries, angel food cake and Devon Custard. YUMMMMMMM.....
I'm thinking I may have to take at least one day, maybe two off from work in order to get all these berries made into jam.
So, does anyone out there have any fave gooseberry recipes to share? Feel free to drop me an email via the link in my sidebar with your faves...or leave a link in the comments!
Oh....and I had a note from my PIF partner, Carolyn. Despite our postal strike here in Canada, my package made it's way across the pond safe and sound! Would you like to see what I sent?
I made one of my clip photo frame white boards -- and used the dry erase marker that went with it to write the WOYWW anagram on the Wednesdays in the calendar section.
I hope this is a welcome addition to Carolyn's craft space. I have one in my craft room that you can usually see in my WOYWW posts - I use mine to keep track of the cards I need to make in the next two months.
Oh, and I also sent along this matching card.
I LOVE those golden orange roses.
PIF project details:
- patterned papers: My Mind's Eye Home
- stamps: CTMH (calendar) and Verve (sentiments)
- Spellbinders: Petite Circles
- card layout: June Sketch For You to Try
Now if you would like to sneak a peek and everyone else who is playing along with WOYWW this week, be sure to head on over to Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground, for the big list!
Oh, and be sure to pop back in a few minutes for my second post for today - my Pixie Cottage Guest DT project for this week!