Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Things

Yes, I know the fabric resembles something worn by Blanche Devereaux on a spring date with a white haired man, but I found it enduring because it not only screams old lady from the 80's but spring, spring, SPRING! Can't you hear her drawn out southern voice saying it seductively? I was hoping that this project, like the wallet, would be easy like the front of the pattern stated. I found it to be more of a challenge then I had hoped for, and had to get help from the hubby who, thanks to years of playing with legos as a child, has the talent for visualizing how to create certain shapes. If I have a daughter she will play with legos. I hope she doesn't feel as crippled as I do in these situations. Next on the to do list is an apron for mom which I hope to give her for mother's day.

My two weeks of spring break are almost here. I have so many projects that I want to begin. First off is baking lots of homemade bread! I recently purchased Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day which promises dough that will last two weeks in the fridge. You make a big batch and scoop out what you need, shape, let it rise for twenty minutes, then bake for 30 minutes. If that is the case, I might be finally won over to the idea of baking my own bread. Before I saw this book, I was never really tempted with all the rising and kneading and TIME. You need rhythm to knead and I have none.

There is a hill at school that is covered with tiny blue flowers and the students and I can't help but comment on them every day on our walk back from recess. Anticipation for more blooming is almost overwhelming. No seeds have been sown in my garden yet. Tomorrow I have some time off and I hope I remember my camera.