Thursday, November 13, 2008

What I should be doing is washing the floors, despite the fact that it's raining and they'll just get muddy again instantly....sigh. But...I'm taking a break for a few minutes.

Yesterday I baked some of Nan's Nana bread. Yum! But only after I realized I'd lost the recipe I'd printed out. So it took quite a while browsing through blogs to find it again. Typical me. LOL Notice how I shined up my cooktop for the photo? :-)

Then I made All-Bran bran muffins from another blogger's recipe but darned if I can find it online again. :-( The muffins are good!

This is the stuff I didn't get to last night.

See the mug? I was going to make a mug cake for myself but then realized I was out of eggs! I made the oatmeal cookies today and the Chinese cookies (chow mein noodles, butterscotch bits and peanuts)...and the mug cake...will have to wait.

Monday we had the chimney and stove cleaned. We've been using it pretty steadily so it seemed like a good idea before it gets too cold.

I also re-hung some pictures and things (finally) since the last painting project. I've got to learn to take photos straight! Sheesh. I assure you everything is straight on the wall! Sorry, I don't have time to edit them now.

Gosh...these really are lousy photos! This is my "chihuahua". The print is a StoryPeople by Brian Andreas. It says:

"I remember once I went to my great-grandmother's house. It was a big white house & it always smelled like slightly burned toast & raspberry jam. She had a picture of Jesus on the wall in her living room. She told me his eyes would follow you around when you walked. I told a friend about it a while ago. He nodded & said he used to have a Chihuahua that did the same thing."

It always makes me smile.

A pretty plate I got in Portugal.

I think everyone should have Dr. Seuss in their kitchen. Don't you? :-)

A drawing my ex bought at a silent auction (I think). It says "Dance to a Secret Song". Kinda cool.

My chicken plates.

A wonderful gift from Wellington. :-)

And just to prove I have been sewing....

And my Orange Crush! Done Done! :-) I took a photo of it stretched out on the bed but it didn't come out. I'll have to try again before I ship it off.

I also packed up some Polka Dot and Rick Rack goodness for my swap partner. Thanks to Sharon for organizing the fun!

Of course I forgot to take a photo before it all went in the box. I knew I would forget. It's a given! :-P


Tanya said...

Oh my gosh! You have your Orange Crush done? How I wish I could say that!!!
I like your wall decorations!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Katie -- you've been busy! You've made me hungry just looking at all that cooking. (Not to mention feeling guilty 'cause my stovetop isn't all clean and sparkly!)

You have some great prints on your walls. I LOVE story people. I have 5 or 6 of his little booklets. And what's not to love about Dr. Suess???

Tine said...

I sure wish I had Dr Seuss in my kitchen :)
Your baking looks delicious, and good for you to clean the cooktop -who cares WHY it was done?! LOL :)
Your orange crush is looking really good, I like that a lot :)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow you've been busy...looks like you've got some yummy treats there...
Congrats on getting your Orange Crush done...The colours are so pretty!

Quilt Hollow said...

Fun to find another blogger just up the road.

Joanna said...

I am loving your art - it's such a great eclectic mix! Now the Wellington one - do you have a NZ connection? Why am I feeling dejevu? I think I have talked about this with you before perhaps?! I'm losing my memory, I swear lol!

Rosemary said...

Hi Katie!! Thank you so much for my goodies in the polka dot swap :) You are so sweet, and really outdid yourself! I am absolutely tickled pink with all the treasure :) Rosemary