- Make some strawberry jam. Yesterday Jeff and I went driving over the mountain to find a u-pick stand. We got there just at closing, but they were nice enough to give us 45 minutes of picking time. We ended up with a flat. When it was all said and done each pint cost a little over $1. Very nice compared to the $4 pints they already had picked. So they are sitting on my stove waiting to be processed. I may go back tomorrow and pick some more just to freeze so we can enjoy strawberry smoothies all summer long.
- Yesterday I cut out 8 bags to sew. I'll get to this project sometime.
- Repaint my old frames. I had found these old frames in my mommom's attic. I love the color red, so I got some mistint paint from Lowes ($5!). I painted them all up. Hung them on the wall and now I don't like them. Even though it is the yummiest color red, the hue is not what the room needs. Maybe a spring green grass would be better. All the light maple wood in the room was crying out in angst at the red.
4. I want to start compiling some recipes that highlight the flavor of my favorite fresh herbs- basil, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, and thyme. So if you got a good one and want to share, send me an email. It's a summer of cooking exploration!
That's all I want to right down at the momment. I don't want to scare myself with the long list. But I will encourage Christina, Katie (who just posted a new fabric challenge), and Dinah to share their lists.
I have to say something about my new Etsy shop now. I am completely speachless at all the postive responses I have received since it has opened. From family and friends, to all you online crafty friends, to complete strangers that have found my site and expressed their satisfaction through kind notes and sales. Thank you so much! It really is satisfying for me.
Inventory was getting low so I added a couple of zipper pouches this morning made from some vintage fabrics and thrifted sheets. I don't even look at new fabric in the store when I go in for supplies. The thrill of the hunt is really what I crave!