This is hard work! I have not sat down all day except to fall flat out asleep on the couch mid-day and nearly miss my kitty's trip to the vet! We got there, and my Baby Cat has all of his up to date requirements. No problems found...just a perfect Baby!
Ever onward...I thought I should do a little handwork during my Country Woman Days! I found an oldtimey peice I had already started a few years ago...it is a techique of embroidery called Chicken Scratch...women used to do it on their aprons, and chances are, you have probably seen this on some at the antique shops or at Ebay or Etsy.com. I think it is quite cute and I make this heart pattern, and incororate it into whatever I am making...a pillow most generally. I worked on this heart a little more today, and in this pic only about half of the little circle parts are done. I made a pillow for my SIL about 5 years ago and it was adorable. I wish I had taken a picture. I am thinking of what shall become of this particular heart...we shall see!
And a close-up! Don't look too close and see my mistakes! LOL
I've done 2 loads of laundry every day! This is dog work!
As a good country wife, I mended a shirt for my hubby. This was a 5 second job, but by the time I pull out my sewing machine, dust it off, plug it in, thread it, and wind a bobbin in the right color, it takes more like 30 minutes! LOL.
Now here is the Apple Dapple Cake I posted the recipe for yesterday! It turned out fairly well...very moist...full of fresh chopped apples...but it calls for WAY TOO MUCH OIL! I recommend replacing half that oil with applesauce, and you will have yourself a delicious, moist, yummy cake! It made a 9 x 13 pan full, so I haved shared it with friends and family! That brown stuff on top that you see, is a caramel topping you make and it really adds a lot to the whole cake!
And here you can see Doozey modelling her new daisy halter! She is a cutie in it!
And look what came in the mail today! My last copy of Cactus and Succulent Journal, and To The Point. Time to renew. I wanted you to see what was on the front cover...a Lophaphora Williamsii, or Peyote Cactus! I just love the way they look...sort of like lumps. They are weird and strange, and I guess that is why I like them...and no, I haven't been smoking anything!!! LOL.
So, now, I am worn out from my County Woman Days and I really want to quit, but I think I will just take it a little easier. But tomorrow I need to wash windows and screens! Hey...I may be saved...I hear it is supposed to be solid thunderstorms the rest of the week! Yee-Haw!!!