Thursday, April 8, 2010

Marmalade Dreams

Whew! It's been a regular whirlwind around here. Ok, not really. But I have been doing a bit of baking and canning and what not. I saw this recipe for Lemon Ginger Marmalade and had coincidentally just bought a bag of lemons that were on sale for $2.49. (Seriously, could you pass that up?) So it seemed pretty logical to me what to do with them.  So after buying the cutest quilted canning jars.... taaadaah!

Ok. I know what you're thinking, lemons??

But trust me, it is ooooh so delicious! Just think lemonhead candy, mmmm. It's especially delicious on homemade english muffin bread.

Other than that the only other exciting thing to happen in my happy abode is that we got a new dishwasher. Whoo hoo! Actually, it is pretty exciting. The dishes actually get clean now, not dirtier. Who would have thought?! And it is sooooo quiet, our old one sounded like a freight train running through our house. So I'm pretty happy. 

And on a crafty note, I'm still working on that shrug for my friend and I know it's going to take me a bit so I've promised her a hat in the meantime. I'm making her the same one I made my SIL that I mentioned in my previous post. I had some nice yarn already and the cutest buttons for it. I hope she likes it. I do have some sewing that I've been itching to do. But of course I've been too lazy to dig out all my sewing gear to actually do it. And I've decided that I NEED a table for my sewing machine so that I don't have to use my dinning room anymore. I found one that I think will suffice for my needs at Ikea for about 20 bucks. Can't beat that. Now I just have to get my butt to Ikea...  

I've also really, really been itching to get back to painting. Of course I can't just ease myself back into it either. No, no easy abstract color thing I must do a landscape painting. I know, I think I do these things on purpose sometimes, just to see if I really have the balls to do it. Or more likely so that I never do it. Who knows? I might just have the cojones. 

1 comment:

  1. Luv the look Lucas is giving, he is saying oh no you didn't, you gave me something sour?
    The picture of your bread and marmalade makes my mouth water!!