There is still snow on the ground, but sunny skies have melted quite a bit of it. It’s as if the moment the calendar turned to March the wind started blowing and the sun started shining. The melting snow and scratching chickens revealed…
Here’s a snowy pic, but it’s one I’ve wanted to take all winter. I feel so lucky that our neighbors have horses. They are just beautiful to see walking around the fields.
I’ve had two sewing crises this past week. The first occurred when I washed the quilt I made for Tabitha. I must have had miniscule seam allowances because a few big seams completely came apart. I was so distraught I had to fold it up and not even look closely. A few days later I took a closer look and the good news is that the open seams are shorter than I thought, but the bad news is that the only way to fix it is going to be a lot of hand sewing and the end result will probably not be super pretty. The second crisis has to do with my beautiful bluebird apron. I put it to good use this weekend making pizza dough and lots of delicious homemade pizzas. I noticed this morning that a few of the corners the fabric are coming out of the 1/4″ bias binding. I should be able to fix that fairly easily before washing it.
Tonight I made a soup for dinner and am feeling especially housewifely pleased with the cheese bread I made to go with it. The recipe called for rising the dough twice and then another rise in the form, but I just let it rise once, twisted two ropes of dough together, and then let it rise in the pan for 1/2 hour before baking. There is nothing quite like fresh homemade bread fresh from the oven. Mmmmm
Last week I also made hot pretzels. That’s quite a few yeasty items made this week and I’ve really enjoyed it. I shall definitely try to do so more often.