I've been eager to post an update for weeks. My bucket is overflowing with things to share- lots happening this spring.
Outside the windows of our cozy little abode, the grass is green, the air is warm and the birds are reminding us that it's "that time of year." (a scene right out of Bambie) The poppy and alyssum seeds are sprouting and little buds are popping up all around the rose bushes. The bay tree outside my bedroom glass door is probably one of the most spectacular visions with it's puffy, creamy yellow blossoms against the shiny, deep green leaves. And, the birds are up at dawn waking the neighborhood while the critters are busily bustling around on the telephone wires, in the trees and along the fences.
Aside from watching the action outdoors, I've been in the kitchen baking away. Mostly baking hundreds of cookies. My life in pictures..
But it's not all about cookies! Some days it's also about DIY homemade aprons. A shout out to my home economics teachers who taught me how to sew!
Since I couldn't find aprons to suit me, I put my trusty ol' Hobbie sewing machine (the one I paid a $1 for at a garage sale) to work, and made my own. I was fortunate to come across an exceptional bit of cloth (hemp / linen mix) in the perfect oatmeal hue.
I've put my aprons to good use and did a little more baking.
I also made my second batch of homemade hand and body cream and a derby bourbon pecan pie.
Watching the flowers grow..
For the past couple of years Justin and I have attended the Lake Oswego Art Show to browse the work of local artists. This year we brought home a horse painted by our favorite artist.