Friday, April 10, 2009

This Busy Week in Pictures

This was the sky at dusk earlier in the week, right as a storm was rolling in. It bypassed us though, and we just heard some thunder.

Amy had asked to see the table runner I machine quilted as a gift for my Mom. Here it is:

The center blocks are pink roses on a cream background that go well with the olive green border. Like I said, I'm not anxious to machine quilt again. But a completed project is always a relief.

One dress completed:

...still too cold to where this yet.

In the Garden: All of our tomato seedlings were replanted into larger pots this week, and I managed to squeeze in some Lilly of the valley bulbs in a couple shady spots. Three tulips made a return this year...

In the Kitchen: Many of you had questions about the homemade root beer, so I'll try to answer them the best I can. The taste is much more potent that what you would get at the store, and there is less fizz. The dark color is from the extract which is dark, gooey, and as dense as tar. It's potent stuff. If you want more fizz, I've seen quickie recipes that call for using seltzer water instead of yeast. Also, after filling the bottle, some people do set it in the sun for a few hours and then immediately chill it. That's a fast and fine method that I hear works well, too.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter as we rejoice in a risen Savior!

1 comment:

  1. You're adorable - thanks for the root beer answers! ha ha See what you've started?? I love the table runner, and your dress is so pretty - I love the color. OK, if you can work and still find time to do all that fun stuff, so can I, right? It's been so long since my sewing machine has seen the light of day, I think I'd have to coax it out. I sure miss it though.


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