We are super into yardwork right now. I dream about it at night, I make notes to myself all day, I google diy drainage, I tell my ma all about it on the phone. I am just really excited about it. (Plus, its an amazing workout. My arms are going to be like steel.)
We got a crop of veggies into the ground over the weekend, and then it promptly thunder/hail stormed the next day, so that figures. I check on them at least 3 times a day.
If you have ever tried to dig a hole in the Austin ground, you will probably be impressed with this path here. We are rock path making machines. We have lots of other projects planned, but we are pretty pleased with our progress so far, and we can’t wait to have summer brunch garden parties!
We bought a variety of indoor plants when we moved into our house. I am pleased to say at least 85% of them are still with us today. Including this here funky little plant below. I wasn’t sure if he was liking the winter, but he sure is showing his enjoyment of the spring sunshine through the window.
We were also trying to grow a little jade plant in a pot on top of our dresser, but he was starting to look sad, so I put him outside yesterday for some fresh air. As my luck would have it, we had a scary intense flash flood thunder wind storm in the evening, sooo hopefully he enjoyed his swim and is soaking up lots of sunshine today!
Today was a good pinterest day. A couple recipes to try soon: little bear cookies to kill you with cute, clustery granola, fancy bagels, and lick-your-fingers-for-days cinnamon buns. (photos/recipes found at respective links)
This week’s bread was oatmeal bread. The recipe made two loaves, and we decided to make both, and give one away. Unfortunately, while in the dough proof, one loaf stuck really badly to some plastic wrap, and the dough deflated some after I tried to gently remove it. So we graciously gave away the round, attractive loaf, and kept its less attractive, but still tasty, twin for ourselves.
I would also like to add that this bread was ginormous. Together, the breads took up an entire sheet tray.
I started making some fabric napkins while my quilt fabric was in the wash the other week. I always think that we use too many paper towels, so I hope that having a whole bunch of fabric napkins on the table will help. Also, there is the pretty factor!
I originally wanted to do a running stitch along the edge (like these beauties), but a zig zag stitch added a nice bit of flare. I made a teeny tiny hem, so I think it will hold in place a little better this way.
So far, they are holding up well after going through the wash, and they add some pretty color to the table!
It’s always nice to spend a couple days back home. My vacation went by really fast, but we managed to make two kinds of pie, muffins, cake, cookies, crochet flowers, a doll, and some quilt pieces. We are pretty busy bees.
One of my very favorite things: my ma’s coffee cake.
We were working to make these flowers into a garland. It will be adorable when its done.