I know this is late for Valentine's Day, but this is too good to be true! We (Bob and I) have been working on some cleaning up, sorting out and re-organizing. During the excavating, we have found many gems. This is a good one--
Such a sweet reminder of our fun days with both Brita and Dan when they were young.
And a reminder of my own childhood--
These little cookbooks were mine, and I remember them well! Even though I thought these little books were very special, everything I really learned about cooking was from my mom. She could write a wonderful cookbook of her own!
This doesn't look like much, but it's a wonderful sight to me! This is a little cubbyhole closet underneath the basement steps. When this space was created, I fully intended that it would be outfitted with some sort of shelves. That was about 20 years ago! It was just never at the top of the "to-do list". Random things were thrown in there, but I sort of knew what was in there. Mostly it was a lot of boxes of old tax records, now largely shredded and disposed of, thanks to Bob's quality time spent with the shredder! Remember, you really only need to keep 7 years of records! So we installed a few little shelves and I even narrowed down my collection of boxes. It's not a horde, it's a collection!
In some spare time, I have learned a new variation of a design for my quilting, and practiced it on a little boy quilt. This isn't a real good depiction of it, but with a little more practice it will be fun to use in the future.
I have seen this done before, but had never taken the time to really see how to best do it. I found some great videos by Angela Walters, a name known to many in the quilting world.
And maybe take a minute or 2 to enjoy some of her other videos, too. It's great to have that kind of learning opportunity.