First off please forgive the amount of crap on my kitchen counters, I could make excuses but really we just know that it just happens sometimes right? Please let me not be the only one.... Anyway Jeff and I had our first batch of failure to seal jam. This is the batch that was made at my jam making class, if I had to guess it would be because they were moved before they cooled completely. But that's totally a guess. You could tell these just weren't right because the strawberries had oxidized and it was just an off tint. They smelled fine though but we just were not going to take chances. Have you ever had a batch go bad?
So my set of Harry Potter gear is done, this is Aden it is his gift actually. He seemed really happy with the way it all turned out, I have to say that I was really happy with it too. I have been knitting up a storm getting ready for the holidays.
Not the best photo but this is the Christmas party we had at my house on Sunday. When I was a kid we always had our extended family party the first Sunday of December no matter what because it was easier for everyone to get away from work than closer to the holidays. We had loads of great food and everyone really seemed to enjoy just hanging around together. It feels a little weird that Christmas is still coming since the party was over but it is nice to make the season last a bit longer.