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last week

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In the kitchen: Fermenting a cabbage leek sauerkraut. Our bathroom tiles stay fairly cool, even when it’s warm out, so this is our fermenting spot.

On TV: We just watched The Martian. We both enjoyed it. Jon read the book too, so he had to point out all the differences.

Making: Some more dishcloths because they are an easy project to stop and start. I just got some fabric to finish a quilt, so that’s my next goal after teething season.

On the lookout: Baby B is definitely a mover. He doesn’t formally crawl, but he can get where he wants to go, and pretty quickly.

Outside: We adopted a few more varieties of tomatoes from the neighborhood community garden sale. That brings our total to 14…

Wanting: To find some patio furniture for the deck. So we can sit and eat our tomatoes.

inside office projects

I spent last week working in our outside office aka I did a lot of yardwork. The beginning of this week has been a bit warmer, and since the outside office doesn’t have air conditioning, I’ve been working inside so far this week.

I made croutons with some leftover sourdough bread. So good I have to resist eating bread cubes as a snack all day.

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Working on a braided rug made of scraps of fabric from our wedding.

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I made biscuits! I want to be a person that makes really good biscuits, and my guy makes the gravy to go on top. We are a good team.

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Sometimes, you just want rice krispie treats. We like them a tiny bit stale, when the krispies are extra crispy.

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And these flowers are in our neighborhood. The lady has the most beautiful wildflower garden. This is just the side of her yard, spilling out from around the fence. I want to write her a note and tape it to her door.

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fabric napkins

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.

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So far, they are holding up well after going through the wash, and they add some pretty color to the table!

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faux spring break

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.coffee cake

We were working to make these flowers into a garland. It will be adorable when its done.crochet flowers