Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Monday, February 1, 2010

Maybe Just a Little ADD Here

I made homemade baked macaroni and cheese for my lunch today, using some of the bread I made the other day as croutons. Oh my, it was delicious.

I also baked another batch of bread today since I was home again. This time I made plain white bread, and I'm taking a loaf to our neighbors/friends down the street while it's still warm. I used a Bread book I've had for about twenty-five years, back when I was a card-carrying LaLeche League Earth Mother with two little girls at home. Brings back memories.

I'm liking the contrast of dark Kuryeon and light Silk Garden in these mittens.

I'm using an old favorite, Warmest Mittens, by Kris Percival. It's from a boxed set of project cards, one of my early knitting purchases. Today must be a day for revisiting the past.

I'm thinking about this shrug, (even though I haven't even started the Mondo Cable Cardi that I've talked about.) Is it too "young" looking for me I wonder?

I didn't get the sewing machine out today, but since school's out again tomorrow (icy roads, our area doesn't have much in the way of snow/ice equipment), maybe I'll get to it then.

This looks like a great idea, although I'm not sure I'd do the patchwork thing. Still, it might be a good way to ease into quilting type sewing.

And this is really interesting; making a clipboard artsy.

I'm never doing this, cute as it is, but you might.

And I don't crochet, but I just might give it a go after seeing these. Hearts, of course.

Wow, this post really is all over the place.


  1. Let's back up with the bread... do you have a bread machine, or do you do this all by hand? Because, for the life of me, although I can cook like I'm channeling Julia Child, I cannot bake. Since you're off, maybe you can do a photographed tutorial to show little old me why I can't seem to bake a decent loaf of bread.

  2. No bread machine. I'm telling you, the book I photographed is the best thing I ever bought; it walks you through every step. But, if I can get to the store today, I will do a tutorial. I've never done one before so this should be fun!!

  3. It's fun having a day that feels as though you were back there with the kids at home and bread to bake. I used to bake bread all the time, too. I'm sure my family longed for a store loaf now and then.
    And another day off today...have a great time. Good luck with your tutorial.

  4. Oh, that macaroni and cheese looks so yummy!