I love weekends like this- mostly restful with just enough excitement to keep the kids happy. I cook, I clean, I create and I rest - all at whatever pace I choose. No rushing unless I want to. Bliss.
Bought a whole lot of these at shopping this week. I made jam and we had them with whipped cream this afternoon for snack. Mmmm....
But I really made Hubby's day when I made this yummy dessert for supper today.
Hubby is a gluten-free eater. He gave it up 2 months ago and since then he has found his body feels more healthy - less stressed from the inside out. He has had no problem giving up pasta, pizza and bread because there are suitable replacements out there. But he says NOTHING can replace my home baking which he has grown to LOVE during our 12 year relationship.
So today, I made a a real effort to bake him a gluten-free strawberry-peach fruit crisp. I think he thought he'd died and gone to heaven! I'll definitely make this recipe again - perhaps strawberry rhubarb next time!
I spent a few minutes this afternoon finishing off this little project, too. I started it a few weeks ago because I had seen so many cute little hexagon pillows floating around blogland and I decided it was time to get started on mine.
I HATE cutting hexi papers. The tracing, the snipping - ugh! Just get to the fabric part already!!
I was so glad to find these printable templates online!!
I picked my fabrics cheerfully - some scraps, some pieces of new fabrics recently joining my stash - but all colours harmonizing with the shades found in my family room.
Two evenings later I had this lovely centre-panel for my pillow. (Do you like my hand-embroidered tablecloth? Grabbed it for $2.00 at the local Goodwill!)
Once I had sewn on the white sashing, I could tell it needed more. So, on went some red ribbon from my stash.
I had some issues with sewing on the backing of the pillow (lots of seam-ripping and re-stitching!), but here she is:
She cuddles up cozily with the other colourful bits on our family room sofa.
Her backing is strips of the same leftover fabric used to make the hexis. She looks cute both ways, huh??
I really like how cheery the colours are. So many of the shades I love!
I've been sewing and crocheting a lot lately and I was beginning to really miss clicking two needle points together. Sooo...with so many of my friends set to have babies in the next few months, I got started on this new knitty project. I hope to be able to show it in completion in a few days. Stay tuned....