I’ve baked a lot of these lately. Between Jerry and the 3 boys they disappear fast. I’ve had my fair share too. I use the Toll House recipe on the back of the chips. I have to add a little extra flour, the altitude I think, and I use a bit more vanilla. I buy the mini morsels and share it between two batches of cookies.
I just pulled the last pan of my current batch out of the oven, hoping there will still be a few for Jerry when he comes home tomorrow night.
Snow in the Park (Rocky Mountain National Park that is) actually there is even more than you see in these pictures.
The 15-ish inches of snow here at home from last week had all melted by Sunday, just in time for Monday’s snow storm this week. We only got about 8 inches this time which is melting quickly.
I don’t really know all of the plants in this yard yet, I could tell you all about the ones that used to be next door having lived with those for 10 years, but I’m not sure what these bushes are. The squirrels are really enjoying them today.
Except it’s blue – Yellow Bird from La D Da. I stitched this up quite a while ago but finally took a few minutes to finish it up this weekend. You can read more about the materials I used here I think…scroll down to older posts about Yellow Bird.
More snow, the girls like to watch it fall, it’s about the only time the three can get along for more than 30 seconds without someone having a hissy fit (Yzma)…I’ve been out in it once to ship orders, would very much like to be home for the rest of the day but boys’ activities may rule that out.
I’m off to do a bit more stitching, some sewing, and some much needed dusting!
PS – I’ve blogged about the other pincushions here and here.
We headed over to the farmer’s market this morning. There isn’t much in the way of veggies yet but lots of plants and even some pretty flowers. I did get to use my new market bag to hold a few things. I have knitted this pattern a few times, I can usually knit up a bag in about 2 days. This one has taken almost a month to knit as I’ve been so busy in the sewing room. I plan to knit one more, remember this yarn?
Today I brought home a couple of cucumbers for Ethan who has been asking for some all week, and some goat cheese from a local goat dairy – so yummy, I love their cheese.
Still a bit of snow around here and I hear there is more on the way.
PS – please see this post for yarn/pattern info.
We’ve had snow! Lots of it. Somewhere between 12-16 inches altogether. It’s melting fast.
Ethan loves it. Me too!
Something new from Impie, Hattie & Bea. This lightweight stitching helper is made with a woven Indian cotton with a pretty trellis over-weave, this fabric has a bit of a rustic character. The inside is a perky polka dot. The huswife includes a ring for your threads, a lobster clasp for your scissors and a pretty wool felt page for your needles. These will be available at Hoffmans for shop orders and can be found at the webshop. The purple scissors are there too!
I really enjoyed this project and have always loved this design from Little House, I love lavender too. I also thought I’d mention that I’m using Jane Austen’s spelling for ‘Huswife’ – I’ve seen this spelled several ways in different places.
We took a short drive to enjoy the beautiful weather on Easter Sunday. We haven’t had skies this blue since and the mountains have received quite a bit of new snow. It should be sunny and warm again this weekend, maybe I’ll get out for some snowy pictures for next week.
Hope your week has been a good one so far!
I wasn’t sure I’d be able to post this today, our internet was out for a bit due to the ‘blizzard’ that wasn’t. Just a bit of snow, really cold temps, and a little wind. I feel like the weatherman is trying to compete with more dramatic news and forecasts are much more extreme than the conditions warrant when it comes to our winter storms this year.
A little something new and quite Springy is coming from Impie, Hattie & Bea. A batch is already on the way to Hoffman’s and I’ll be updating the webshop and blog with all the details on Thursday but in the meantime, here’s a hint at some of the features.
Yes, there will be sheep….and these sheep are here today in order to let you know that felt used in this product is 35% wool….baaaa!
And just to be Springy….here is a little bird who was perched in my tree recently….I hope he’s keeping warm today!
Last week seemed to fly. Jerry went out of town last Sunday for work, that trip lasted longer than expected so we are really glad he’s home. I’ve had computer troubles and spent lots of time on the phone with Ben and Matt (tech support) trying to get it sorted. All better now. Add to all that kid’s activities and 10+ hours a day in the sewing room and there isn’t much time left over for being crafty!
We did dye eggs for Easter which are still looking pretty. I baked some chocolate cupcakes and wanted to do a pretty blue icing. My sky blue color has gotten very gummy so it wasn’t easy to work with, time to get some fresh colors I think. I also cooked up one of our new favorite dinner dishes, I first blogged about it here.
Some teeny tiny progress on my own Traveling Stitcher from Little House and a bit of knitting in the car while waiting for kids. I’m using 2 skiens of this yarn (in Eucalyptus) and this pattern to make a summery wrap, not quite half way yet!
A few more photos from our visit to Rocky Mountain National Park while Jerry was home on vacation last week. I’ve done some hiking in this area, you can read a little about the peak here. It still looks quite Wintry around the park and they have some new snow today.