Friday, June 7, 2024

Not Going to Over think it!

So much going on right now. Not really.
Hello! Welcome! Happy you're here. I guess you could say I'm not a dedicated blogger..however I will do my best to keep up.

A while back I had this crazy idea that I'd like to dabble with clay.
So I went ahead and purchased some DAS Air dry clay.
Roomie came to hooking group with me....after we as a group went out for dinner.
So I showed her what I got and we both did some molding.
She made some beautiful leafs to use as shade pulls.
They were really cute.

 I made a few flower frogs for Mason jars.

They turned out pretty cute BUT kept tipping over as I attempted to insert flowers in them. Once I rearranged them they were better.
I may have to tweak the next ones.

So I think I must stay off Instagram. I get so involved in finding new projects.
Yesterday I gathered up some chives to make Chive Blossom butter
And I also infused some in vinegar.
Chive Blossom Vinegar for Christmas gifts.

I love the color they turn once in the vinegar.

On to another project. This is a prototype for textile jewelry.
Necklaces and  brooches that I am currently working on. Not sure how this will turn out..!

As I sit here wrapped in a blanket nursing this makes me smile to watch these young mud swallows flit around. So cute.

All of a sudden this newly hatched youngling showed up on my deck...not sure i can identify it. 
Soon my friends (sisters) will be here for our annual "summer camp". I'm so looking forward to seeing them. Here Ms. B. with Big Blue. Ms.D and Roomie will also arrive. Will keep you posted on the goings on.
Gotta run..
Thanks for being here....always appreciate your Comments.👇
A Bientot. 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Hearts all around with lots of LOVE.

Happy Day to you all! I'm a bit late with these wishes.... hope your day was sweet. Hubby still not up and about much so when I was out
On an errand I picked up a 'sweet treat' for he and I. Don't think I would leave myself out! Lol.

Yup! From R&R Bistro 1 dark chocolate turtle w/pecans and 1 w/ cashews.  Then 1milk chocolate w/pecans and 1 w/cashews for me. 
You can't check out without getting a couple of salted caramels. Oh my they are so yummy! To hell with my diet today!

Did someone say DIET? I don't think it was me. I made an Artisan Cinnamon Raisin bread. I was having trouble with it rising. Kept it covered on the counter over night and the next morning, heated up my pan then baked it.  The crust was nicely browned and crisp but the inside was still a bit wet.
So after much discussion with my "bread Guru" aka Cathy  we came up with a number of reasons
* old yeast, no I proofed it and still quite live.
* wet raisins, could be
* dough too wet, could very well be.
That being said  I should have increased the cooking time OR as she recommended,  used a cooking thermometer to check if it come to 190°. Huh? Who knew? See what I mean...that's why she's my "Bread Guru!"

Another love....Larry.