We do seem to keep busy but I can’t say we get anything done. It has been two weeks since we returned from the cruise, hard to believe! This week we looked for canning tomatoes and there were none, then I looked for the reasonable flats of strawberries and there were none of those so I had nothing to can this week!
This is James. He is the cook in the family. He was helping his Nana make the lunches for school. They made peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwiches and James decided there was not enough jam left in the jar to save so the took care of the jam. He really loves the raspberry jelly and the strawberry jam as you can see. I can’t get the raspberries any more so I will have to get another couple flats of strawberries before the season has past, otherwise his Nana will have to go back to store bought jam and he does not like that anywhere near as much as Ouma’s jam!!
I have finished four more pairs of boots, four baby afghans, four pair of mittens and 8 baby sweaters. They are all put in the big storage box for anytime I need a quick present. Now I think I will just work on some fun things. About ten years ago I was swapping doll patterns with a girl in Australia and she sent me this book.
This is Scallywag back when I made him in Oct. I keep him up on the top of the book case because everyone loves him. He is made from pieces of an old fur coat and the material is very fragile . Shirley gave me some white fur that is stronger so I will make another one from that. But for now Scallywag will do.
Golly Gosh is knitted with removable clothes. There is that tongue again. Now you know why I don’t have me in many of my pictures. I have his jacket done and the head and body almost done. Still have the arms and legs to knit and then put him together. When I am done I’ll send a picture. When I get Golly Gosh done I want to do The Jolly Swagman.
He too is knit but some of his clothes are part of his body. This whole book is hand made dolls and bears. And some clothes such as a whole wardrobe for Barbie. There are several knitted bears of different sizes with clothes to fit so until I get sick of making these I’ll just keep going from front to back and put the finished products in my big blue storage box incase I need them.
Rosemary, I wrote to you today and will get it into the mail tomorrow. I’ll try and do better getting my posts on each week as I do love hearing from you.
Time to get to work on Golly Gosh. Have a great day.