Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bagolicious

I've been having fun, staying busy and enjoying the sun while its here. I made a quick trip to Moses Lake, WA to visit my dad. My brother from China who I only get to see once or twice a year has been to see us.


I made this little quilt for AAQI. I've been having a bit of internal turmoil watching my mom decline. Making a little quilt for The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative  is my therapy. I'm sure you'll see it again once it is up for sale. The pattern is designed by Tonye Belinda Philips and is used with her permission.

I did a bit of home making and made some strawberry freezer jam. I don't eat much jam, but I had to taste test it and I say it is way better then store bought!!

Enjoy summer!!

28 comments:

  1. Your little AAQI quilt is just precious!!! And for such a good cause! Strawberrys are in season here too at the moment and they are just wonderful! love homemade jam but I don't get enough time to make it!!! So I'll just enjoy the glut of fresh berrys while it lasts LOL!!!

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  2. Homemade will win every time . . . looks delicious!

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  3. I'm so sorry about your Mom. The quilt is so cute! The jam looks great too. We have been enjoying home made Oregon jam while here.

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  4. Your jam looks so good.

    Blessings to both you and mom.

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  5. Your little AAQI quilt is just darling! Strawberry freezer jam looks so yummy. It's my favorite. Lots of great memories making it with my grandma.

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  6. It is always difficult to watch them decline. I am glad you are putting your frustrations to such terrific quilting therapy.

    I can taste that jam through the web. YUM!

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  7. Love your little quilt and that jam looks DIVINE!

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  8. making the small quilt for AAQI is probably a good way to burn up some of that frustration. it's a very fun quilt~!

    i'm still trying to figure out what i might do . . . nothing seems to feel just right yet . . .

    the strawberry jam looks delicious.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  9. Love your purse piece, fun design and wonderful cause. I cooked up some strawberries for shortcake. I made banana snack cake to put it on, so nice treat even without sugar;)

    Debbie

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  10. Your jam looks luscious - we just made some apricot jam and its so good! Glad you enjoyed time with your family!

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  11. You've made a fun, bright little quilt - good therapy! Your jam looks delicious!

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  12. Adorable little bag! Don't you just adore all things Tonye! Sad to hear about your Mother, Lori. It is so hard. She did raise a wonderful daughter who quilts like a charm AND makes jam :) Can't wait to meet up in Sisters! Pam

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  13. oh I love jam on my toast! looks good.
    very cute little quilt, glad it brought you comfort while making it.
    its really adorable
    kathie

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  14. Home-made jam is definitely better then store bought! I love the little quilt! It is great and will remind someone of old days!

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  15. What a beautiful little quilt. Your jam looks so yummy, nothing beats home made!

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  16. The jam looks so good!
    Have had grandparents with the same disease as you mom and it is heart breaking and takes alot of patience. May God bless you and your family.

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  17. I made a batch of that jam last Saturday but I haven't tasted it yet. It was so easy.

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  18. Another great donation! Good therapy...sorry that Mom's condition is deteriorating.

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  19. My Grandma had Alzheimer's so I know how you feel. It is very hard to watch it play out. Glad you are keeping busy - freezer jam is great - easy and yummy!

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  20. I'm glad you find so much comfort in your quilting and it is wonderful that it can also benefit the cause. That is a cute little quilt - it seems to go with your strawberry jam!

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  21. The bag purse is perfect. You did another great job!

    I love freezer jam. I'll have to get to the farmer's market Sat to see what berries (or maybe peaches) they have.

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  22. Love your AAQI quilt. Sorry your Mom is declining.

    I've made strawberry freezer jam before. Quick, easy and delicious. I also made peach freezer jam. It is the best. Hugs

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  23. What a fun quilt - I love your fabric choices :)
    My mom made strawberry freezer jam, and I just finished the last of the last jar recently. She is in assisted living now, and, I guess if I want some, I'll have to learn to make it myself!

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  24. Very adorable little quilt, Lori. I am so sorry you have to go through this with your mother. My heart aches for you.

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  25. I love homemade jam of any kind, it's so much better tasting.

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  26. Your little quilt is SOOOOOO cute and cheery and bright, Lori. Gee, I haven't made jam in the longest time.

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  27. Just got back from Canada today and harvested my first crop of berries. I don't eat much jam, either, but love to make jam filled shortbread with homemade strawberry jam. Problem is, there is still so much left from last year in my freezer, don't know if I should make it this year.
    Blessings and comfort to you concerning your Mom. That is rough--so sorry.

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