Every so often I hear a faint call from the second floor.
I climb the stairs and look longingly at the sewing room door.
"Come and play, Bev" I hear faintly.
Unfortunately the only time I have spent in that room lately
has been to whittle away at the pile of ironing that has been accumulating.
Now, I am not complaining,
because the things that are keeping me from playing
are outdoor activities....gardening, picking berries, harvesting veggies, etc.
But, oh how I miss spending the afternoon humming away on my sewing machine!
Today I headed out to the woods to pick berries.
We have had just enough rain to plump up the blackberries and black raspberries.
That means it is time to make my yearly batch of triple berry jam...
blueberry, blackberry, black raspberry....
yummy, berry goodness to enjoy throughout the coming months.
I donned my purple Wellies,
(boots to help keep the chiggers from crawling up my pants!)
loaded the 4 wheeler with camera equipment and a bowl,
and headed out to the woods.
I picked for an hour or so
and came back with quite a bounty.
Now to get busy in the kitchen!
I use just a small amount of sugar in my jams.
Mmmmmm, what a delicious aroma this gives off as it cooks on the stovetop.