Friday, March 27, 2015

an update from this week...













I have {another} new houseplant--a spider plant--which loves the light from the front window in my workroom.  Surrounding myself with plants is becoming a new Spring ritual that cheers me up when it's still too cold/wet/snowy to get outside and do any real gardening. In the sunroom I've added a split leaf philodendron, and a Hirt's Fiddleleaf Fig Tree - Ficus - Great Indoor Tree - 4" Pot/Decorative Cover* that I ordered online--it arrived in the frigid month of February, miraculously lived to tell about it, and, so far, appears quite healthy.
A couple projects that I've finished this winter are the drawstring dress 3C, made as a tunic, from Interweave Press Simple Modern Sewing* and the Artfully Simple Infinity Scarf.  The tunic is sewn from a somewhat sheer linen-weave fabric that I had on hand; I think it will be great for summer over a tank top or camisole.  The scarf is crocheted with an indigo heather, baby alpaca yarn from mooglyblog's pattern--it will be the perfect scarf for Spring.  More information is available on my Ravelry page here.  There are also new bags in progress for the shop--a new-style lined leather bag and another Indian stripe blanket tote.
The muffins pictured are from a new-to-me recipe, flourless peanut butter chocolate chip mini blender muffins.  I double the recipe and make a dozen regular size muffins, which I bake for about 13 - 15 minutes.  They are a new favorite around here...delicious!
A visit to the library this week was especially worthwhile--the Birds, Insects, and Outdoor Cookbook were found on the sale shelves. I could not resist the illustrations on that cookbook cover!  The rest are borrowed, and I will be reading up on quilting and house building--a perfect way to spend a cold weekend.  Hope yours is a good one,

Deb 


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16 comments:

  1. The illustrations on that cookbook are just precious.

    God bless.

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    1. Have a lovely weekend Jackie!

      Deb

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  2. I am SO making those muffins!! Thank you for sharing. your photo of them is so inviting.

    Lovely sewing and crocheting.

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    1. Jody, Thanks! And, here's another similar recipe I haven't try yet, but sounds great also:
      http://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/skinny-peanut-butter-chocolate-and-banana-muffins/
      Deb

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  3. Fabric, sewing, baking, crochet and books...so many of my favorite things! I always enjoy your photos and posts... such inspiration, so lovely.

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    1. Thank you for your visit Patti!

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  4. Love visiting here. It's always so warm and welcoming. The shawl is just beautiful. I'm working on one for myself - one I can tote around all summer. Here is south Texas it will come in handy in all the overly air conditioned restaurants!
    I'm looking forward to following your quilting "adventure." I hope to learn a lot.

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    1. I'm so glad you stop by to visit--thank you Linda!

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  5. Wonderful photos! I have a barbecue cookbook just as old as that one. I think I'll also try that recipe for the muffins. Would you care to share a picture or two of your Rental kitchen? You've made your work room look so comfy and organized. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I will post some kitchen pictures after Easter--hope you'll stop back ...Deb

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  6. sounds like you are really getting ready for spring to .....spring! New tunic, new (cute) scarf...new plants! All my happy things, too.

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  7. Ever since I found your blog I look forward to reading every post. I loved the pics of your crafty space, it looks so comfy and organized, with a very modern take on farmhouse style.

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  8. Just love the little muffin cooler with the handle - must get me one.....

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  9. Thanks for all of these great shares. Love the dress and the muffins! And seeing all of your neat fabric piles brings a little smile to my face ;)

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  10. Beautiful photos, as always. Is that a throw on the chair in pic 2? Is the pattern on this site? I sure wish I had one of those muffins with my coffee right now! Have a nice day!

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    1. Thanks Lori! That's a shawl on the rocker--more information on it here: http://homespunliving.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-finished-mara.html

      Deb

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