Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is giving you a good old-fashioned rest.
I've been enjoying knitting with my pink yarn. Pink has always been my favorite color, and when you add that to my favorite past time, it can't get much better. I hope what you're knitting today makes you feel this way, if not, it may be time to cast on:) I also love knitting shawls, do you? A shawl is small in the hands, yet big enough of a project to hug you in wool when its done. Sweet!
I made the additional blocks I needed for the quilt I'm working on. Now I just need to add a border. Although the original plan was suppose to be a throw size quilt, it grew to a full bed size quilt. That's a change in plans I don't mind at all. I think because I have three teenage boys and a husband, as I quilt I find myself thinking about how big they are, and how big it needs to be for them, and so, I sew a bit more, and a bit more.
I've been eager to bake something out of the book Afternoon Tea, but needed some special ingredients (most of the scones are made with heavy whipping cream and cake flour.) I bought a couple things and ended up making the White Cheddar With Rosemary Scones. I am not a scone expert, so if there is something special I need to know about scones and you want to share, please do. The scones I have had, have been somewhat heavy and of course always delicious, but making them with the heavy cream I think changed them. These were light and fluffy, almost like puff pastry! I find that's kind of amazing, to start out with something like a biscuit recipe, that I make all the time, but the end result is something much more delicate. Well, I'll definitely be making more!
Side note, my sixteen year old son saw me taking pictures for this post, and informed me of copyright laws and explained how I could not use somebody else's recipe. I then assured him I would be including a reference to the owner (seen above.) Ha. (Love him.) Always looking out for mom.
There are many historical homes around my town and I sometimes wonder about all the people who spent their days there. Did the women knit, sew, bake and sit with tea to keep warm? Yes, I'm sure. I love that the knitting we like to do, and the making of things for people we love, carries on today yet is reminiscent of how women lived long ago. Knitting is awesome that way!
Well my friends, I hope this week treats you well and wherever you need to be, things are happy there. Jeannine:)
"Some old fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat."
Laura Ingalls Wilder