Saturday, February 23, 2013
Another Homey Day
Hi friends, thanks for all of your comments on my spontaneous post last night. It was nice to process in that way and now I feel like I need to follow up and finish a few thoughts!
I slept until 8:20 this morning - amazing! And, wonderful! It is rainy and gray again!! And, it has been a nice lazy yet productive morning so far.
First of all, David fixed our heat for a mere $2.85! Hooray - definitely going on my list of frugal things we did this week! And, it feels so warm and lovely in here!
I've done some baking and cooking - I made pumpkin bread and pumpkin pancakes which will be a gift. Oh, and homemade syrup.
I have cleaned up all of the Valentine decor and am hoping to get a few Spring things out. And, make some new things too in the days ahead.
Meanwhile, this little pixie loved snuggling under our new quilt!
Isn't it lovely?! I am so pleased with the colors and how it turned out - and it was truly random. I let the girls arrange the order of the colors and then the strips got completely mixed up! We've enjoyed it already.
Next, I climbed under it too and got the ties finished. Emily doesn't like them, Rachel loves them. Perfectly normal = can't please everyone!
I have not been a big fan of yellow - but lately am drawn to it more and more for a lovely accent and so cheery. I want to find a used or inexpensive coffee table and paint it just like this for our living room!
Originally, I'd bought two yards of the yellow/white fabric here for a skirt but when I saw it in person realized I was not brave enough to wear a skirt made out of that! I've used it for a tablecloth since then and it has found a happy home prominently on the quilt now.
I just came across this amazing classroom via Pinterest - isn't it adorable?! And, this one too!
Several of you asked about my sewing machine - it is a Brother Innov-is 900D. Love it! I don't use it to it's full potential, but perhaps some day!
Well, I'm still in my pj's so probably better get moving! Girls are going to a b'day party and I'm going to start this bread hoping we will enjoy it for Sunday dinner tomorrow. The mere sight of such lovely bread in a cast iron dutch oven has had me wishing for one. I saw two at TJ Maxx last week for quite a reasonable price compared to the mid-$200 dollar range that I thought they were - yikes! For now, I will be thrifty and use stoneware that I already have :)
Have a great Saturday!