Yesterday I had a brief taste of Spring..we have set the clocks forward..and the sun shone in while I prepped dinner and I had Tony Bennett on Alexa..and I felt warm.
That's the only thing I don't like about winter.Feeling cold.
I love sweaters and leggings and socks but months on end..the style becomes repetitive and my fingers just seem to get colder and colder with age.
I need hot pads to snowshoe now..and quite frankly could wear them in the house..
Jacques always commented on how cold my hands were..and so did my girls..
Always cold hands..now..worse.
Not sure I believe..cold hands..warm heart..my heart shivers!
My Paris Letter arrived ..which sparked such a yearning for pink and prettiness..You know..Carol G's letters..Paris Breakfast..
So much pretty in a pretty envelope!
Her art..little business cards..flyers..charm charm charm.
Also charming the cute Renaud-Bray jam labels and toppers I found..I made jam for an upcoming birthday gift and these make the jars look so fresh and cute.However they are rigid and glossy and I needed the glue gun to affix everything..but..cute:)
I have a few little Easter things out..
See that cradle..it's below the Oeil De Boeuf window..that Jemima is sitting on..that wicker cradle was mine..and the teeny quilt too♥so maybe 60 yrs old..and my daughters played with it.I am so happy to still have it:)
As I am so happy to still have my daughters Sunbonnet Sue quilts..I saved them..and then my girls had boys..so I still have them..who knows..maybe one day a great-grand daughter will have it..
Or they will be sold on Varage Sale (HOPE NOT..)
I found a sweet IG post suggesting ReadTeaLeaves.
And she had made little Epsom salt ..etc pouches..on her blog..
I have received bath bombs etc..w/ flowers and oats in them..and they leave a mess in a tub..
this way..your muscle relaxing epsom salts..and dried flowers..etc..stay put in pretty muslin bags..no mess!
Loved this little craft thought you might too:)
Find the tutorial..here..
I've stitched a bit to keep my fingers nimble:)
I made a granny square scarf..I will make another next winter I think:)
I have been painting:)
The enchanted cottage.
A little door to a special place..( a gift this will be)
In my defense.. 10 minutes..above;)
lots of great tips..
Have just started the People Sketching and LIKE it..a lot..have not started Marc Taro's..I do have one of his Craftsy classes.
One thing I have noticed..is that quite a few urban landscape artists..re buildings and such ..have a graphic artist/design background.I don't ..and it makes things ..quite difficult for me..if it's too technical..it's lost on me..the People so far..I at least get the 8 eggs:)
SNOW again..in the forecast..
Jacques had thought it was done last week..I see a snow covered Easter..:(
I don't think we have ever had tulips or green grass:(
Still it was nice prepping dinner in daylight..last night..well 5 ish..
This is a GOTO here and I can thank Diane..(Anonymous) who visits here ..for introducing us to this dish w/ her husband..about 100 years ago:)
With the years..we've adapted it..in some ways..
Basically ..penne and rapini.
I cook 4 slices of chopped bacon:)
I sauté 1 French shallot..chopped
3 chopped cloves of garlic
red pepper flakes..
add my chopped rapini(I removed tough bottom stems..I don't blanch..I don't mind the bitterness of rapini)
Let wilt..add a shot glass of cooking sherry:)
Add my cooked penne.. salt and pepper..and a lot of parm cheese..I reserve some pasta cooking liquid ..to sauce it up a bit..
Top w/ fresh basil..toasted pine nuts..and more red pepper flakes..adjust the seasonings..taste taste taste..
Serve in warm plates..always serve warm food on warmed plates.
Have a great week:) The sun'l come out tomorrow..tomorrow..
Spring always comes.