Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mosaic Monday

Hello Everyone,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was rainy and overcast for most of my weekend. Saturday was spent making Strawberry Jam, 160 jars in total. The groom, my son, and his bride are giving a jar of jam to each guest as their thank you gift.


It took 44 quarts of strawberries, 
56 pounds of sugar and 22 boxes of pectin 
 to make the 160 jars.
And 12 hours.

Mosaic Monday is hosted by Mary

Thanks for stopping in and
have a great week!





38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, now that is a lot of jam. What a cute idea and gift. Great mosaic, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Bernie said...

What a fantastic idea as a wedding treat. Beats the usual thank you gifts hands down!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Hope the guests appreciate all the work that went into cooking all that jam. V

Denise said...

If I were a guest at your son's wedding, I would be delighted to receive one of your home-made pots of jam. Love this photo of the three stages of jam making, very creative.

GrandmaK said...

Well done!! And it looks so delicious!!! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I can't imagine making that much jam...you sure are a great mom! I know they appreciate you and everyone will love it! Wish I was closer...I bet your house smells amazing! ♥

Carol said...

What a terrific gift. Not to mention delicious! Lot of work went into those beautiful jars.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful mosaic. I love jams.

Snap said...

Wow! You've been busy. Yummy gift for the wedding guests. Fun mosaic.

Vee said...

That's a very nice gift... What a lot of work, but ohhhh, the scent in your home must be heavenly.

Pondside said...

Wonderful idea! I'd love to receive such a gift at a wedding - what a labour of love.

cindy said...

It will be worth all the time it took when outside the snow is blowing!

—cindy

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Homemade gift are the very best gifts...the jam looks so pretty and so thoughtful.

Genie said...

What a wonderful mosaic of something that really does hit home. I used to make jam and preserves for years and years, but no longer. I but it, and it is not anywhere as good. I think 12 hours is a remarkable amount of time to do all you did You are quite the cook. Genie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is a wonderful idea for the young couple to give their guests.Fresh Strawberry jam is so delicious.

Alison said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift. And you are a gem for making it.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Holy Moley! Great gift idea! You are a wonderful mother! Thanks for sharing.

Teagarden said...

Mhhhhh....I like Erdbeermarmelade!
Thanks for sharing!
Markus

Piecefulafternoon said...

Amazing - and wonderful.

Ingmarie We said...

What at great and special gift. Homemade jam. Delicious.

Rettabug said...

What a thoughtful gift! Bless your ♥, Jen, for helping out with that monumental task! It looks YUMMY!

LOVED seeing your flower photos, esp. the BACK of that yellow one. Cool!

fondly,
Rett

LDH said...

WOW! That is a delightful accomplishment! Just looks how beautiful those jars are and I can imagine how delicious!

Wish we were having some rain. Lots in the spring but now enough now.

Riet said...

Oh wow that is a lot of jam but what a great idea to give them to the wedding gueasts

Mary Lou said...

What lucky guests! I know that was a lot of work and looks wonderful! Makes a great mosaic!
Take care.

Maggie said...

I can't imagine the amount of work involved in making so much jam.
Such an original idea and something I'm sure all the wedding guests will remember.

Suzy said...

What a wonderful,unique gift and a lotta love went into the jam too!!

ellen b. said...

Wow what a very productive day you had with those strawberries! What a fun thing to have as a wedding favor! Happy wedding to all of you!

Lona said...

Oh Jen, it looks so yummy it makes my mouth water. LOL! Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits next to watermelon. Your is going to taste so good this winter.

Linda said...

What a fun gift for the wedding! This is my first visit to your site...love your header! Thanks for sharing! Oh and great mosaic!!

camp and cottage living said...

Hello fellow Canadian blogger! I'm not Canadian but have lived here in Ontario for 10 years with my hubby.
We are on Lake Superior. Please drop by and say "hi" sometime.
Putting away those strawberries are a lot of work! But well worth it!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I'd love to have some of your jam. Actually, I would have loved being there making jam. I've always wanted to learn to can. My mom did it when I was young, and I've asked her to teach me. Yet she doesn't like it, so doesn't can anymore.

Your son and his bride's guests will love this handmade touch to the wedding!

Jackie said...

What a lot of work for you but a great idea as a gift!! We have come back from a holiday in Normandy, France and there was a variety of home made jams every morning for breakfast, delicious. Great mosaic.

Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Lavender Cottage said...

You're such a good mother Jen, you know they appreciate all the work and the guests will love getting home made jam.
Judith

DoanLegacy said...

That looks scrumptious, and mouth-watering!

Mary said...

Wow, that is an amazing job! And what a nice gift... certainly a memorable and delicious one!

Georgianna said...

So glad you all survived the jam making project. Looks delicious! Happy Weekend, Jen! – g

Becca said...

What a wonderful idea! It looks yummy!

Suzy said...

This should give you a head start on being a great mother in law!