Monday 18 March 2019

Homemaking Mondays: Something Fresh

This is the new apron that I have made for myself. 
I just wanted something fresh. 
The temperatures are rising some, 
and the snow is staring to melt. 
Spring is coming!

I bought this fabric awhile ago and finally cut into it. 
I found some gross-grain ribbon that matched,
and some lovely crocheted cotton lace.

Then I also had some lovely eyelet lace border that I'd saved
from an old bed-skirt. 

It'll be nice to wear for baking. 
Something to cheer me in the kitchen. 
Do you have an apron that makes you want to bake?

Do you like to make something new to wear for spring? 

Love and Prayers,

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Tweet Birdie Home

Hello!  I'd love to share with you this tweet little birdie home. 
 I found this birdhouse at the free store minus part of the roof.  
I added some more wood to make a roof.
It looked like it needed some love and of course it came home with me. :)  

It looked great rustic, but I wanted something more cheerful.

I chose to paint it coastal blue with a white roof and trim.
The windows had the black insert and so I left it that way. 
The bottom I painted brown and then quickly changed it to green.

I added some rolled wood around the one barrel.
I painted it a light blue on top like a water barrel.

I found this cute button in my stash. 
Seemed so cute and welcoming.

Then I looked through all the flowers I had, and found a bag of these cute metal ones.
I hot glued them around the house, and this one on the front fence.

I then filled this bucket with hot glue and added some gold balls to it. 
I painted them pansy purple.

Then I added some tall flowers I had in my stash.  They just seemed to fit.

I will be spraying it all with a sealer so that it can go outside. 
I hope that some bird will be interested in living in this 
tweet birdie home.

Psalms 104:12
"By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches."

Thanks for dropping by!
Love and Prayers,

Sunday 10 March 2019

Some Simple Joys

I'd like to share some of my simple joys with you.
We have been having some lovely days. 
The sun was shining for awhile, then went away, and then came back. 
It was warm up to the freezing point. 
There are days when
I opened up the upstairs door (the main floor of our house)
and let the cool air freshen things up.  
I keep the wood stove burning 
heating water for tea and some oranges with balsam fir essential oil 
for a nice scent.  
Yes, the stove is quite dirty... come spring when we will no longer need it,
it'll get a good scrubbing.

I was watering my window plants today and turned my citronella plant around.
It is so vibrant and I love to watch it grow.
The mint in the window is doing so well that I'm going to start clipping some 
for tea and for putting in the water pitcher.

The plants in the house are loving all the extra light they are getting 
and seem to be smiling. 

With all the nice weather there are spots that are melting and giving 
the promise of spring to come. 

I hope you are enjoying some simple joys in your homes. 

Love and Prayers,

Monday 4 March 2019

Socks and Sourdough

I've been a bit quiet on here lately.  
Just haven't been motivated to write I suppose.  

How are you all doing? 

I have been knitting and have finished my very first pair of socks. 
They are made with superwash merino wool.  
The colour is charcoal heather.  
I am delighted with them as they fit perfectly!

I've also had some extra motivation to make bread.  
As you can see above my sourdough starter was getting kinda out of control. 
I made a couple loaves in my dutch ovens and then I have some 
starter set aside for making some sourdough apple fritters!  
If they turn out I'll let you know. 

I also made pizza for supper tonight with my daughter and made 
a couple extra loaves of bread.   
They'll be for french toast tomorrow morning as we got some 
fresh eggs from the neighbour today.

This past week my husband took me for a drive and we went up further into the mountains. 
The sun was shining and the air warmer.
While most rivers are froze completely over at this time, there is open water here.

We saw a little abandon cabin in this spot and it calls me to explore it.
I wasn't dressed for tromping through the I'll do that another day. 

 Thanks for dropping by! 
Praying you have a lovely day!