Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Two small finishes

Last week I finished two small projects :)

First up, I finished August by Little House Needleworks.

My second finish was a Christmas ornament, Hot Cocoa, also by Little House Needleworks. I am a big fan of hot chocolate, so when this ornament came out, I bought the pattern and stitched it right away. It seems I have been in a bit of a Christmas ornament stitching mood lately :)

This week I started working on The Apple Orchard by Country Cottage Needleworks. I didn't really need a new start...but this pattern was just calling to me. I am going to put it down (soon I hope) so I can finish Halloween Rules. After that, I can get back to Japanese Garden, and my originally planned start, Lady Hera :)

One new thing I tried this summer was canning. I have always wanted to try it, but I never got around to it. The first jelly I made was a jalapeno jelly. I did add some green dye so they jelly didn't have a nasty yellow-green color. It was great with cream cheese and crackers. Next time I make it, I am going to add a little more jalapenos as my jelly was not spicy at all. Then, I made a sweet onion jelly, and it is great with toasted bread and butter. Anne requested a picture of my jellies, so here they are, and in the background is the German chocolate cake  I made yesterday for hubby's birthday (it was delicious!)
Thanks for stopping by!


cucki said...

aww both of the finishes are so cute..
yummy jellies and the cake is looking mouth watering..
have fun..
big hugs xxx

Karen said...

Your finishes are wonderful! I'm just in love with LHN and CCN now.

I think jalapeno jelly is fabulous, not only with the cream cheese and crackers, but on different Mexican chicken dishes, like flautas and chimis.

Thanks for sharing!

Shelleen said...

Congrats on both finishes. I really love the Hot Cocoa one.

Lesleyanne said...

Two gorgeous finishes. Your jelly looks great.

♥ Nia said...

Both beautiful! Love the colors :D
Congrats on your finishes!! :)

Mangogirl said...

Beautiful finishes I love your ornament

Anne said...

Lovely finishes Melissa! Oooh! Look at those jellies! I'll take them both! YUM!

Valentina said...

Loving your Hot Chocoa! I'm a great fan of hot chocolate myself so I guess I'm bound to stitch it too! And I'm also a big fan of jalapenos, I love them full of cheese and then fried, really delicious!

Joysze said...

Love the finishes, Melissa. Mmm..... the jellies look yummy! :D