Last summer when Erin and Aaron asked me to help them select colors for their new home I was delighted! Even better than that was they were going to share their eggs and honey in return... Score! One full quart of slightly carmalized honey that tastes like a soft, melt in your mouth caramel.
Now I love my honey, but this honey is the sweetest! Thank you Erin & Aaron!!!
I'm finding the best time of day to sew for the "the Challange" is early morning!
Tuesday wanted a little over the shoulder purse for ease when she's out shopping with her mama... or grandma, which would be the case today! I think this is a perfect fall accessory with this warm jacket!
It was a bit of a struggle to get her to try this on for size since it was such a warm day, but I was able to get it on for a moment and snap this with my phone! Perfect fit... So Sweet!
Yesterday was a pretty full day; filling orders at Ribbon Jar, finding just the right color for a client so we could paint before the rains come, a happy birthday dinner for a dear friend and staying up until one to preserve some apple pie filling!
But I did find time to cut out the wool sweater I would repurpose into a jacket for Tuesday! I love these old patterns, the paper is thicker than they use now so you don't have to be afraid of it ripping. This was actually a housecoat pattern. I love the simplicity of it and the raglan sleeves.
Initially I left the collar on but you will soon see that I ended up cutting it off for a better fit! That was about it for day one.
But here I am back at it again this morning at 6:30... Initially it was difficult to tell which was right side of the wool. But after looking closely (I had kept the buttons on) It was actually the yarn on the left which was the right side!
I topped stitched all of the seams, as Miss Tuesday can be a bit finicky at times with seams; she may have gotten that from her mama!
This top-stitching proved to be a bit of a challenge when it came to working the needle down inside the sleeve!
And yes I cut off the collar!
I ended up gathering it before reattaching it to the coat!
Now all I need is a little model and a bit of embellishment! Tuesday and I will head to Greenbaums for some special buttons and from there I will select trim!
I must say the hardest part of this is fitting everything in, but I'm definitly making good use of my time... I not wasting a minute of it! Now off for my morning run!
After roasting one of these I had plenty of pumpkin to do both; Soup and Cinnamon Rolls!
The recipe I use for bread / pizza dough is very simple and since it's what I'm used to making I simplified Deb's recipe a bit... No browning the butter for me; in fact I put it in the milk that I over-heated a bit too much to cool it down before putting in the yeast!
This recipe filled two pie plates so I
covered one and placed it in the fridge for later; after all they are so
much better fresh out of the oven! And if my kids want to come over for breakfast... I'll have something yummy for them!
Deb says to use a serrated knife to cut cinnamon rolls, but my Grandma
taught me to use a string! Place the string under the roll, take one end
in each hand and cross them over the top. Keep pulling the ends of the
string away from each other cutting the rolls perfectly!
And that Pumpkin Soup Recipe I was looking for... Well this time I just added chicken broth, curry, fresh ginger, roasted red onions and garlic to the roasted pumpkin and pureed the soup. Then I added an ear of cooked corn left over from the night before.
Topped with a dollop of plain yogurt and freshly roasted spicy tomato paste this Pumpkin Curry Soup went perfectly with the Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls!