Saturday, January 21, 2006

Lemon curd and cream scones

This morning's job was to defrost the big freezer downstairs--a dreaded job but it is always so nice once it is done. While I was waiting for the ice to melt away, I made some lemon curd and cream scones for a treat with our tea.

Lemon Curd

1/2 c. sugar

5 T butter, cut up

2 large eggs beaten

1/4c. lemon juice

2 T grated lemon zest
Cook over simmering water for one hour. Stir occasionally. It will thicken as it sets. Transfer to bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Keeps about one week. *This is very tart, so for a sweeter version, increase the sugar.

I found the recipe for the cream scones over at Laine's Letters.

Friday, January 20, 2006

The rooster bag

Collecting eggs is so much nicer when the sun is shining and the temperature is almost 60 degrees--in January! This is not a typical NY winter and Stephanie asked me if this is global warming? Whatever the reason, I'll take it today. Bailey was very interested in checking out the eggs.

This morning I finished this bag which has red roosters on it. I've been sewing like crazy to have some things to sell on my new website, which I am also working on finishing. To have a little income would sure be nice.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Jemima sweater

I have started working on Anna's Jemima sweater. After so many white and off-white projects I decided to be more daring and chose this Andean Silk in cornflower. I'm a bit nervous about the color, but am hopeful that I will like it when finished. The neck, bottom and sleeves are trimmed in hyacinth. Both sleeves are now finished and last night I started on the back. Sadly this picture is not the greatest.

They are not shown here, but I have switched to bamboo needles and am loving them. Since they are not as slippery, I am no longer dropping stitches which was often the case before.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Turkish Slippers

After 13 gloomy days without an ounce of sunshine (including a Gray Christmas), the sun finally peeked out today. I think we had all been experiencing a bit of S.A.D.

Here are some slippers I crocheted from Erika Knight's Simple Crochet. It's been ages since I have crocheted and I had forgotten how fast it can go. These were done very quickly in a soft white cotton. Now I'll find out just how clean my floors really are (or aren't?)


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