Archive for February 2009


February 23, 2009

This is challah from the AB5 book (sans poppy seeds, because I had none). 


(Other recent baking goodness–un-photographed–includes cornbread, banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, and bran muffins.)


Yellow Soup

February 20, 2009

I’m not officially part of the House On Hill Road yellow week, but how about this buttery cream of potato soup (homemade, of course, <sniff>)?


Relaxing February Evening

February 17, 2009

relaxingAfter a busy weekend and a hectic Monday, I’m glad the temperature is chilly enough for a fire.  I’m an experienced beginner knitter (many scarves) and am tackling this top in 100% cotton (raveled from a thrifted sweater:  see the balls of yarn in the header photo).

Skirt to Shirt

February 16, 2009

Before (thrifted skirt, “on sale,”  buck-fifty)…


After (not very flattering, but I love working with border prints and I like the colors)…



February 3, 2009

whole-wheatThis is what I had for dinner Saturday night and breakfast this morning and lunch today:  mmmm–the 100% whole wheat loaf from Artisan Breads in Five Minutes a Day.  (I’m having more in a bit with my beef stew dinner.)  Yet  as much as I love eating and making and sharing (and photographing and blogging about) this stuff, every day it becomes more evident to me that I do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

Tote Bag

February 2, 2009

I made this for nursing-student-daughter–for those hefty textbooks.  She has inherited my caffeine-dependency gene.  The fabric is from my stash, the maker long-forgotten.  What cute polka-dotted cups!



Jingle Jangle Thangle

February 1, 2009

buck-a-blockNow it’s going through my head…”I’ve got spurs that jingle jangle jingle…”  Well, despite my (great) years in Texas, I have no spurs.

But I do have Thangles!  They’re preprinted paper pattern pieces (say that fast 5 times), and I’m using them as part of a “buck a block” project at our local quilting shop.  That’s the first block, and I get the instructions and fabric for the next block on Tuesday–for a buck.