Weekend Ramblings ~ jams, knotting, and a movie

While my husband was down in Carson City helping some friends move, I pulled out the mangos and jalapenos for a jam session! πŸ˜‰

OMGosh! I made some AWESOME jam, if I say so myself!

I peeled and cut up 8 large mangos; roasted, peeled and diced 10 jalapenos (both green and red, wanted some color) and 2 Hatch green chiles; added some sugar and pectin and boiled away. I got 9 half-pint jars out of the batch with 1/2 cup leftover that I devoured with some Wheat Thins.

Here is the makings for my next batch of jam ~ Margarita Jam! I’ll have to have a shot for good luck. 8)

Smashed 5-1/2 cups of strawberries for another batch of jam I have planned ~ Strawberry Daiquiri jam. Need to get a small bottle of rum for that one. Don’t drink rum, so I do not have any on hand in the house.

I finished the shark’s tooth necklace and started in on another necklace for the other kiddo. Not sure who is getting which one, so I made them both beach themed. I had a 1″ round handmade bead (I can’t remember who made it! I think it’s off of etsy) with a sea turtle…so I knotted 20-pound hemp into a spiral necklace.

Finally saw Wall-E that was showing at the Grand Sierra ($3 movies) yesterday afternoon. I’m hoping that I’m not the only one who was tearing up over that silly little animated robot when he didn’t recognize Eve at first. Sheesh. And I absolutely loved the wee cleaning robot! LOL!

8 thoughts on “Weekend Ramblings ~ jams, knotting, and a movie

  1. The knotting looks great! And I love the tortoise pendant.

    We both want to see Wall-E, but still haven’t! Thanks for the reminder. πŸ˜‰

  2. I had to come and visit your page after you posted at my daughter’s Kaber’s page. I loved your icon and the name.. sleepycathollow. Your jam sounds delicious. I will be making jam next year with pears, they were all destroyed this year when Ike blew through Ohio. I loved Wall-E and yes I did shed some tears. I want a cell phone that looks like EVE. I really liked her too. I am interested in your stamping copper, I love copper and anything copper colored. I’m going to read some of your posts to see if I can learn about your hobby.

  3. πŸ™‚ Welcome to Sleepy Cat Hollow!

    Sorry to hear about your pears…a grad student is bringing in a box of apples for me to make something out of them. With two canning jars…with a wink, wink, hint, hint look. LOL!

    I don’t stamp copper…just hammer the dickens out of it. πŸ™‚

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