My how quickly a month can fly by. While I still don't feel as if I have my 'east coast legs' yet, I thought I would at least up-date some of the things that have happened over the last month. First, I have renewed my interest in baking. It was easy enough. Just pull a few ingredients from the pantry . . .
Not only is it delicious fresh and warm from the oven, but also it makes a delightful breakfast.
French bread French Toast *yum*
Or how about this?
Caprese salad with some garlic toasts. The perfect summer supper.
Bread isn't the only thing coming from the oven.
Mini blueberry lemon scones. Great with a freshly pressed coffee in the afternoon. A delicious pick-me-up.
Finally I feel like I am enjoying my time in the kitchen. All that mess and noise from the remodel is proving to be well worth it.
Hubby and I had a little get-a-way at the end of the month. We headed to Vermont and took in the sights.
The Vermont Country Store.
Enjoyed some 'fine' dining.Took in some tours and roadside art.
Visited an exhibit dedicated to Snowflake Bentley.
Also the Shelburne Museum.
Stayed in a wonderful inn.
And got to go to The Vermont Quilt Festival (no pics) We very much enjoyed the exhibit of Pilgrim/Roy quilts and the lecture by Gerald Roy about them.
Back at home, the weekly Farmer's Market has begun.
It's not a big one, but there is plenty for all.
My first purchases of the year.
On the quilting front, I have been diligently working on my hexagons. I have over 20 diamonds ready to add to the top. I'm guessing I still need 40 more. At the quilt show I picked up a kit from Bonnie Blue Quilts. I joined McIrish Annie's friendship group for their Friday Sew last week . . . . too bad I forgot my sewing machine at home. I did get a lot of cutting done, though.
And once I got home to my machine, it was a snap to just sit down and start pumping those strips through.
Daisy is growing by leaps and bounds. I think I take a picture or two of her everyday. Of course, she now just sits and poses when the camera is out. I have many photos that look like this:
Isn't she a good 'sitter'? We are halfway through Basic Obedience I. At this point I'm not sure we are going to pass. Oh she can do everything. And that she does, beautifully, at home. Once we get to class with the people and the other puppies, Daisy just loses her mind and any semblance of focus she might have had.
So there you have it - a month in a nutshell. I'm still reading posts, but not leaving much in the way of comments. I'm trying to limit computer time so the day doesn't get away from me. Bear with a bit longer, I am sure I'll hit my stride . . . . someday.
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