I've been feeling much better the last couple of days. This virus was different from most colds I get, perhaps it was sinusitis. Oh well, it's over now and I'm back to normal activity levels - which would probably be slow motion for some of you!
Yesterday my two favorite little boys came over to visit while their Mom taught and took her siblings to American Heritage Girls and Cadets (for the boys). They had both had really good naps and were in great moods and ready for some fun at Nana's house!
I decided that we needed to bake some bread, so out came the machines. First out was the grain mill that ground the wheat into flour - a noisy process! Hans stood on the step stool and pushed the buttons for me and poured the grain into the hopper, while Jaeger explored my kitchen cabinets. After we made flour, the Bosch mixer came out and Hans helped me pour the ingredients into the mixing bowl. Jaeger, meanwhile, found my plastics drawer and pulled out all the lids, then found great joy in the bags of coffee that made an interesting sound when shaken. In the midst of all this I remembered why I loved having little children in the house!
Unfortunately, the boys had to leave before the loaves were ready for the oven, so we didn't get to share a slice of warm bread. But when they finally did come out of the oven, I cut one slice anyway, and enjoyed the first baking of the fall/winter season.
I said I'd been doing a little stitching during my lunch break - as you can see, it's very little! But it's progress nevertheless. There's not too much left on this 2003 SB ornament! I've been thinking about those pricey charms that go with each design, and think that I'm going to keep an eye open for less expensive charms that I might find at the craft store(s) over the next few months. Or maybe even try fashioning something from FIMO like several other bloggers have done recently.
Well, I've had a hankering to pull out my sewing machine and play with my crazy patch pieces some more. Sounds lots better than doing another load of laundry! :)