Someone at work was giving away bags and bags of plums and asked if I would like some to make jam. I have not made jam in years, and happen to love homemade plum jam, so I was totally up for it. I had to pick up some new jars and opted for the ones with designs. I spent a couple of hours this weekend and realized that I had forgotten how much fun it is to can. I started to eyeball the fresh raspberries and strawberries in the fridge and then realized I was out of control.
I do not like jam on my toast, rather, I still love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When I take them for lunch at work, I look forward to it all morning! There is something really happy about a PB&J. The only thing that is better is a Fluffernutter. For some reason, my fellow Californians do not seem to be familiar with the great wonder that is the Fluffernutter (peanut butter and marshmallow crème.) When I try to describe the wonder that is this sandwich, I get quizzical looks and remarks of "I don't get it." They are perfection, that's what they are!
So a couple of weeks ago, someone had posted a beautiful photo of their cross stitch work in progress on a Facebook site. It was absolutely gorgeous. She posted that the particular design was from an issue of Just Cross Stitch in 2009. I immediately got bummed and thought how hard it was going to be to find that issue. I started do a little research, when I found something even better! Just Cross Stitch has DVDs of every page of every issue (including ornament issues!) in ten year increments. This particular issue fell within the 2001-2010 DVD. The DVDs are only about $42 at 123stitch (or about the same as a couple of years of subscriptions). I am super happy about finding it.
I will take photos of my stitching this coming weekend. It is going splendidly. It is a fun stitch and the colors are just beautiful. It is nice to be back in the stitching mode again. I am still taking some pretty intense classes right now for work, but realized that I need to make time to stitch and be creative. It puts me back in balance.
Have a happy week!