Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in the apron giveaway! I am keeping a list of names for each apron and will have the drawing on Friday, so there is still plenty of time for anyone who is interested. Just leave me a comment or send an e-mail; be sure to let me know if you would like to be entered for one in particular, or both.
Yesterday was spent attacking my 'to do' list for the week. In less than 2 weeks we are leaving on a camping vacation and there is so much to get ready. Before we leave, I have lots of grading and paperwork to get done and into the school district for homeschooling. And, this coming weekend we are having a garage sale so I am trying to gather everything I need to get rid of and get it priced.
I have a set of oak pressed back cane seat chairs to sell, but one needed a new seat so yesterday I spent some time removing the old one. Here it is waiting to be finished ~ my goal is to get to that today.
I made some spaghetti sauce and an apple pie also. This is probably not news to most, but one thing I have found that has made rolling out a piecrust so much easier, is a pastry cloth and the stretchy cloth that covers the rolling pin. I use much less flour to roll the dough out and it never sticks. I love it !
I also recently discovered a great pattern and tutorial for making headbands. The free pattern is being offered by Heather Bailey and they are so cute! You can see them at her blog. Country Living has a beautiful patriotic bunting you can make with directions on-line. I would love to fit in making one before the 4th of July but am afraid that's not going to happen.
Also a couple blogs I've discovered ~ knitwear, stitchery, and textile designer Kristin Nicholas has one called Getting Stitched on the Farm with a great article today on summer stitching for kids. And A Place Called Home is a very nice new blog by Susan P. which I'm already enjoying.