Typing my way back to nature
I hope Caroline enjoys her visit and you and James enjoy having her. I would love to know how to sew. I had a sewing machine at one time (for several years actually) and never had any one to show me how to use it. The bread looks really inviting and ladybugs are wonderful. When I lived in the country I loved seeing them, the preying mantis and black snakes (well all wildlife too). All are very beneficial even though I know many folks would not want the snakes.
Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of Caroline's visit and life in the woods! As a flat-lander, I was amazed to see snow, green oak leaves, and ladybugs all in the same post - we've enjoyed a mild winter but everything here is still quite brown and gray except for the bulbs that are just starting to come up.I learned how to sew in junior high, but wish I had asked my mother-in-law for a refresher course while she was still living. It's good to have a friend who can teach you. Your apron looks great!
I can always count on wonderful and colorful pictures from you. It is always nice to have visitors from abroad. Wonderful looking bread too!
This post is full of wonderful and heartwarming things! I purchased a basic (modern) sewing machine a couple of years back myself, but all I managed to do with it were a few minor repairs and hemming curtains. I would love for someone to sit with me and teach me more; you are lucky! That challah bread looks perfect, too.
Nice to get a glimpse of life in the woods, so different... and I mean that in a good way. Caroline seems to be having the time of her life. Can you send me some of her bread? ( :
Your neighbourhood looks very peaceful and idyllic. And nice work making that apron. Not easy. I have my mother's s circa 1957 Necchi SuperNova sewing machine and it sits idle. I'll get around to it one day. Looks like Caroline brought quite a bit of Englishness to your household. Jolly good! (I'm sure no Brit under the age of 80 actually says that phrase.)
"Look at all the fucking ladybugs!" Seriously, that's the first thing I thought of. I'm atrocious.So wonderful that you've had a friend there for a visit! I love all the pictures and I LOVE that she taught you to sew a bit! Next thing you know, you'll be making rag quilts and selling them on Etsy! LOL!
Are you ready now to make a shirt? I will come visit and make us a matching set!