Today got off to a slow start. I walked the dogs and then fooled around with beads. Oddly, now that I no longer have a beading table, I am suddenly interested in beads. Almost everything fits into a medium Sterlite container, so I take it to the sofa and work on a bed tray. The earrings on the left are new beads - my treat for having to go the dentist - and the ones on the right are from my stash. I bought the green beads at the Bead Museum in Washington D.C. years ago. Why did it take me so long??
I had planned to put warp on Maudie Mae today, but as the day developed, my plans changed. It got up to close to 60 degrees - worrisome since we should be under snow. However, my spirits embraced the sunshine. I can't make it snow anyway.
I realized this was the perfect day to dye my yarn so it could air dry. I am really pleased with the color. Since I was in the kitchen, I decided to cook at batch of cookies while I as cooking a batch of yarn. I used all butter this time. As for the palm shortening, I was terribly disappointed by the crust on the quiche I took to the guild meeting. It was soggy. I have never had a soggy crust ever before, and I do believe I can put a good crust on anything. I'm afraid I'm not a fan of palm shortening and am back to butter or Crisco. My organic mother is probably rolling in her grave.
I haven't seen these in a very long time. It's been a long winter with no breaks and today was the break. Happy feet! I took my book to the deck and read until the sun went down behind Peterson Mountain. That was my Monday. I hope yours was good too.
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