Monday, January 12, 2009

FOR TODAY January 12
Outside my window...It was a frosty morning, but the frost is gone now. The tree outside my window continues to bud.
I am thinking...that I miss my daughter and her husband who live in Chicago.
I am thankful for...a warm house, new couches
From the learning rooms...God continues to teach me lessons...I had set about to focus on diligence for January, and what I seem to be learning is just how much less diligent I am than I thought I was! The lessons are painful, but good.
From the kitchen...I will be trying out a hot potato salad. I saw a recipe on very CALM's blog that looked good. I've probably cooked a hot potato salad before, but this one seemed interesting. My father's mother had generations of German-American heritage behind her, and she often cooked hot potato salads when he was growing up, though most other Southerners prefer cold potato salads.
I am wearing...still in p.j.s due to not feeling quite up to par, but am about to change into a skirt.
I am apron -- See my project home economics blog. I'm also working on a scarf for me and a crocheted dish strainer. I'm having fun with the crochet, but it's my first real project, and it's coming out a little funny looking. That's the beauty of starting with something like a dish strainer. It doesn't have to look beautiful to function.
I am reading...Tennessee Fruits and Vegetables
I am hoping...
I am hearing...Silence. I enjoy a quiet house in the mornings.
Around the house...I have many little projects awaiting me.
One of my favorite things...clean sheets.
A few plans for the rest of the week: visiting with friends
Here is picture thought I am sharing...Here's a bit of the material I'm using for the bodice and pocket of my apron. I thought it was a cute retro-inspired print. I got the last bit on the bolt, however, so I have had to add another complementary fabric to go with this in order to have enough to make an apron.



Zombiemommy said...

Maroon as the base fabric color might look nice.
My n'bor gave me a sewing machine that works. Today I tried making my first cloth wipe using a cheapo Gerber thin diaper. I think its gonna work!

The Southern Housewife said...

Oh I just love that retro print! Its going to look super cute- can't wait to see it!!! And you've got to send me the recipe for that salad! This southern gals loves all things potato- even if they are hot! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zombiemommy:

Ooh, maroon would have been wonderful! I actually got started with some blue from my stash -- Can't beat not having to pay for new material! How wonderful to have been given a sewing machine. I'm sure you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

Hi Southern Housewife:

When our family has "taste tested it", I'll link to the potato salad recipe in the recipe section of my sidebar of my other blog:

I 'm with you about lovin' all things potato!

Nanna K said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, I really enjoyed your daybook. I miss my daughter too, it's hard when they live far away. I love the fabric, it's so cute.