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 creating...an 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.

Enjoy!
Elizabeth

4 comments:

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: http://words-elizabeth.blogspot.com.

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.