The big plans to sew curtains and hang them on new rods in custom made bracket/shelves by Brad have been postponed.
Since Amy and I started working on new jobs, our days at home have become even more valued and enjoyed. We both like our jobs, but home is best. I have umpteen projects to work on at home.
First of all Brad has been sighing for some fresh home baked cookies.
I am loving our new kitchen shelves. Every day they are beautiful and functional. Thanking my man for them and God for a good man and a lovely, old cottage to make home in. So, as you can see, we have music and coffee and cooking baking happening here.
I have a candle lit, a sink of hot soapy water for washing up as I go, and a huge batch of cookie dough.
It was ten below zero this morning and we were having trouble getting warm. Which is why I decided to bake. It worked. The house warmed up nicely.
The cookies went into the freezer and the cookie jar. We have a large pickle jar that holds a couple dozen cookies and looks good on the shelf full to the brim.
Apples were 50 cents a pound this week. I used a clean dish towel and buffed them to a shine and filled a basket. At the same time I took windex and another part of my clean cotton dish towel and cleaned the lens on the camera.
My mom calls what I did all morning “puttering around”. Dish washing, baking, staging for project pictures, and just in general enjoying the sunshine and music and creating.
These three boards, and three ironwood sticks are destined to become curtain rods and brackets and shelving above the dining room windows.
But we couldn’t start today after all. Brad can’t seem to find the nails we need. I know I bought a pack of nails when we did the porch trim this summer. Now they are nowhere to be found.
And as you can see, I ran out of thread. I managed to thread the serger myself, blindness and clumsy fingers notwithstanding! And promptly ran out of thread. Thus the curtain sewing project to go with the new rods also is now on hold.
Planter box turned coffee/tea box with chalkboard paint, some string and a liner.
Cookies For Brad
~ 2 sticks of butter
~ 3/4 cup of peanut butter
~ 1 cup of nut butters sent home with Amy from work
~ 5 eggs
~ 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
~ 1 1/2 cups white sugar
~ 1 tsp salt
~ 1 1/2 tsp soda
~ 1 tsp vanilla
~ blended oatmeal
~ 2 packs of milk chocolate chips
Mix first 9 ingredients only until barely mixed. (The key to perfect cookies is not mixing too much.)
Add in the oatmeal and the chips. Bake at 350* only until slightly browning. Let them pan bake for a few minutes before taking them off the pan. Until next time, comment here please? I really need to know who cares about this blog. I know, that’s lame, but it’s honest, at any rate. One word either negative or positive would be great.