This girl hunkers down.
It was a whopping 7 degrees yesterday and the wind was whipping snow tornadoes across our back yard. I was supposed to take Caleb and Lauren to the doctors office, which, by the way is an hour away. I called and canceled. I love the snow and the beauty of the winter season, but I don't do well in frigid temps. I suffer from frost bite on my toes(sometime I will share the story on how I came to be the owner of malfunctioning toes) and they turn hideous colors and swell if they get cold. S-o-o-o, now that you know a bit more about my toes than you wanted to! Anyhoo, all that to say...I won't be going out for the next few days!
Since, I wasn't going to be leaving the confines of my home, while the wind was bending the trees and the snow was swirling across open areas, I kicked into crafting/cooking mode...
These are the best Peanut Butter cookies EVER! I remember my grandma always had these or her Soft Molasses cookies in her cookie jar when I was a little girl. If you would like to see if I'm right about how good they are, I have posted the recipe here.
And since it was so bitter cold what could be better than a big pot of soup and homemade bread to go with it?
While I was at it, I decided to do a little crafting. A few days ago I found the most adorable tutorial for these little birds.
The past couple of days I have been working on them off and on when I get a few spare minutes. I have decided that these will make wonderful gifts for some special ladies that I know. If you decide to make them here are a few pointers
- pin your pieces as you work around. It will make your hand sewing much easier
- I used fabric glue to adhere the eyes instead of sewing them on, just to save myself a little time.
- If you want to hang your birds like I am doing with some of mine just attach some ribbon at the back of the birds head with fabric glue
And there you have it!
Today, I will be cleaning and candle making and shuffling around my home with slippers, keeping my feet warm as toast.
Have a great weekend!