Tuesday, August 08, 2006

What I haven't been doing

For one thing, updating my blog, for which I apologize!

Secondly, I haven't been doing much knitting. I've made little progress on my tank top, and in fact I haven't even finished the back of it yet even though that was my goal two weekends ago.

Allow me to show you some of what has contributed to my knitting pause.

There is one large flowering bush in the front of my house. I used to think that it was a hydrangea. I'm not all convinced of that now as the flowers aren't as hydrangea-like as I remembered them to be last year when we first moved in.

I don't care at all though, because these are absolutely beautiful!

Also, I have learned to bake bread! This was my first attempt at doing anything that involved yeast. I started out on these garlic parsley rolls and they were delicious. I've since conquered my fear of yeast and have graduated to baking loaves of bread!

It is a wonderful feeling to be able to look at something and know that you used to be intimidated by it but are not any longer.


Melissa said...

I know what you mean! I tried sewing this weekend, and it wasn't as bad as I thought.
I think you have a hydrangea there. You can treat the soil with a little lyme to turn it one color (blue maybe...not sure) or with some acidic fertilizer to turn it another color (pink or red maybe...again, not sure.)

Zarah said...

Pretty flowers - is that a recent picture? I think everything in my yard is dead. =) Way to go on the baking, just let me know next time so I can come taste-test your next recipe.

HibiscuitsGirl said...

I, too, am impressed you have anything alive in your yard. It's been so hot and dry here that my yard looks like a desert. It's crackly.

Those cookies look YUMMY.

del said...

The photos of the flowers are SO beautiful!!! And YAY for you for baking bread--if I ever learned to do that (being the carb-o-holic that I am), I'd blow up, LOL.

sarah said...

I love baking bread! It does take a while to get the hang of yeast, but once you do, there's no turning back!