Thank you for your comments and emails about Girl 8 being adopted. I also received a poem in the mail...it was so very touching. Virtual hugs really do matter!
One way to heal a broken heart is to keep busy, so that's what I have been doing.
This old pattern has been in my stash for many years. It is dated 1972 and the price on it is $1. Awhile back, I found two pale pink gauze baby wraps at the op shop and I wanted to use this pattern to make them into a summer nightie. Do you think of weird ideas like that too?
I only cut the neckline and sleeve shapes, leaving the full size of the wraps for the rest so it would be very loose. I hemmed some leftover binding for the ties, and it is finished. Nice for around the house on a hot summer night. My first finish for December = comfort.
I have a friend who brings me bananas...it's a mystery why, but, it's all good. I found a new to me recipe for a banana cake made with Greek yoghurt. It was delicious, but it is a large recipe and I find muffins easier to freeze than a cake. This morning, I made the muffins. I did not eat a single one. They will go straight in the freezer and I will show you why next. *innocently looks around* Muffins + licking the spoon and scoop = comfort food.
Another comfort food I adore and have not had in years is "Impossible Buttermilk Pie". This recipe was on the box of a brand of baking mix in USA that I have not ever seen here in Australia. I looked online and found a recipe to make the baking mix myself and then found the recipe for the pie.
By the time I made 2 dozen cupcakes and the baking mix and the buttermilk pie, I was so hungry!
It smelled so good in here. Poor dog kept checking to see if I dropped anything ; )
It is comforting to sit down with a fork and just eat some...you can do that when you live alone :)
It was nice warm, but I like it cold on a hot summer day. I don't know why it looks burnt, it isn't at all. Finding an old recipe again after many years = comfort.
I have an ever growing collection of loose papers, applique designs, patterns shared by friends, etc. This is only a small fraction of them. They get wrinkled and I can't find the one I'm looking for, so
I have about 25 sleeves sorted so far. Now when I want to find seashells, or a dinosaur or a teddy, I know right where to look. Finding things more easily = comfort.
I've already sewn this charm pack into pairs with the intention of making a curtain to cover a cupboard where I wanted the door removed. I changed my mind and will use a different fabric, so I started sewing the squares from the second charm pack of this to start a quilt instead.
Pretty fabrics made into patchwork = comfort.
I also have a party invite tomorrow. The place that trains the dogs is having a Christmas party luncheon for the foster care givers. I think it will be great fun and I might even see one of my previous foster "children" there! xx debbie