First the good news...my copy of The Deathly Hallows finally arrived, though a bit worse for wear, on Friday night. I read it over the weekend! It was really good. It is my second favorite of the series (First is still the Order of the Phenoix.)
The photo is of the craft project I did with the kids at the library during the summer reading program. They each made their own broom-pencil. Quick, easy and inexpensive...oh ya, and the kids seemed to like them. Hits all the major points! (I found the directions on the net and apologize that I cannot remember where?!)
One of the things I love about living out in our village is all the fruit trees around us. We have several plum and apple trees. Growing up in New England I have no problem finding uses for the apples. the plums are a different story. I've never seen nor cooked with this type of yellow plum. My gardener called them "egg plums," which I googled and got very little. I used some to make a plum crunch this weekend. They smell wonderful when they are blanching. The crunch came out OK but how much of that can you eat! Does anyone know of any other recipies for this type of plum?
Life is pretty much back to normal here after the floods. We still have to boil water to wash the dishes and drink bottled water but after all we have been through that isn't such a big deal!
Today I am determined to get back to sewing. I'm putting together some backings to try and finish up a few projects. Boring but necessary. If I can finish those I may let mayself play with the red, white and blue cowgirl blocks!