It has been another easy-going stay-at-home day. It’s still raining.
I made whitecurrant jelly using the same recipe that I used for the redcurrants. You can find that recipe here. I had never tasted whitecurrant jelly before. I found it less tart and more perfumed than the redcurrant version. It tastes a lot like gooseberry jam. I’ve read that it’s good with cream cheese. Anyone out there have other suggestions?
I also made a bowl of sweet geranium-scented fruit jelly, as in jelly and ice-cream. When we had lunch in Ballymaloe House (pre-recession!) the very best thing on the sweet trolley was the homemade jelly. I have high hopes for this! Turns out if you mix white and blackcurrant syrup you get pink(ish). I can’t wait to try this after dinner.
I think this picture best shows how it is constructed. I would really like to try making one of these for myself. I’ve made lots of curtains and a few dresses for Small Girl but I’ve never made a proper garment for myself from scratch. I’m too scared of buttons and zips. Any suggestions for easy patterns?
I was particularly pleased with the pyjama pants which were made out of the little shirt sleeve. I managed to use the existing buttons/buttonholes to fasten the top. The crocheted bodice of Jolina’s dress saw me through Episode 3 of Star Wars. We are watching one Star Wars movie a week in preparation for the new one. Thank God we have finished 1,2 and 3. I’m ready for Hans Solo.
That’s it though, I’ve had enough of teeny-weeny clothes-stitching. I felt like one of the shoemaker’s elves. Back to my great big cosy blanket.