I am really excited about spending the day at home with John. In anticipation, I gladly accepted two bags of fabric scraps from my mother when we stopped by for a visit on Saturday. Plans include owls, dolls, and some fabric decorations for headbands and skirts. I got out the ironing board yesterday to lay out all the fabrics I really liked, and hopefully I'll get started organizing and storing all the scraps today.
I started making hearts with felt, then sewing a smaller fabric heart onto it. I think I'll use these for a headband.
In addition, I've also been working on my baking skills. Last night was small group, and we were to bring "a dish that begins with the first letter of your first name." So I brought pumpkin walnut bread using Krusteau Pumpkin Bread Mix, adding in walnuts and substituting applesauce for the 1/3 cup of oil the recipe suggested. It turned out really well.
I took the bread to small group, but managed to save John a couple of thick pieces for his breakfast this morning. It was a hit, so I'm thoroughly excited about adding the recipe to my collection.
Today I'm going to try out a sausage dip recipe that John's mother told me about, and for dinner I hope to find a good salmon recipe (I have some in the freezer I've been thinking about). I hope I have all the ingredients, though, because there is no way I'm leaving the house today...