March 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
I took this morning for myself to sew. I have projects I want to finish, and others I want to begin. Any work is a step in the right direction, right?
This is for a commission piece I’m doing. I’ll pick the quilt up today, and get the binding sewn on tonight.
Bias binding always makes me happy. I don’t know if it’s the repetition of putting it all together, or if it’s because it means the end is near.
Either way, it makes me giddy.
March 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
Part of my great laundry room make over was to hang a corkboard. I want a place to display my kids’ artwork so
everyone can see but I don’t want it on my refrigerator.
I bought the least expensive corkboard I could find. In retrospect I would have spent a little more money if I’d known that the cork was thin and the frame plastic. Since I was covering it, I made lemonade.
I had the fabric, but did have to buy the nailhead trim. It’s the fake every-four-spaces-is-a-real-nailhead kind of nailhead trim. Not what I’d use for fine upholstery but perfect for this. I’m pretty happy. Now if I could just find my thumbtacks!
March 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
My oldest has an event at school tomorrow morning, and I was asked to bring a baked item. According to Little Mister, his teachers think I bake well (apparently the liked the cookies at Christmas), and I’m okay with all of that.
Given my recent dietary restraints, and knowing that a typical American breakfast is wheat heavy, I thought of what to make. Hrm. I decided to search for a gluten recipe to bake my favorite thing: banana bread. Through the glory of the inter webs, I found one that appealed to me. I also had all the ingredients on hand.
I picked up these eggs at the Marietta Farmer’s Market last weekend. I love brown eggs, but green? Yum!!
Fast forward a few mashed bananas, and this recipe: voila! This recipe has a streusel topping that I omitted because it has pecans in it and I worry about nut allergies, which is crazy since the bread does have almond butter. Can’t win ’em all.
My kids and I had a sliver of the bread, just in case it wasn’t good. It was good. So, so good!
March 4, 2014 § 1 Comment
I’m making good progress on the laundry room project. I still have work to do – mud a wall, paint the ceiling, and trim, but I’m no longer embarrassed to have the door open. A work in progress is better than the disaster that was previously there.
March 2, 2014 § Leave a comment