I hope you all had a lovely St. Patrick's Day today. We have Irish ancestry, and we joined in on the celebratory eating. We had the yummiest soda bread on the planet (the dark kind with raisins), as well as cabbage and potatoes (and, I must confess, a little corned beef and wild caught salmon). I will spare you the history of St. Patrick's Day, but corned beef is not really an Irish dish. The tradition of corned beef originated in America. A more traditional Irish dish would be ham and cabbage. However, even when we slip off the vegetarian wagon, we do not eat pork. Amilia was none too happy to see meat on the menu, but she certainly dispatched her share of soda bread!
In addition to searching for employment, I have been doing some needful things around the homestead.
- Tending the baby chicks
- Darned two pair of socks
- Made cloth produce bags for grocery shopping so I don't have to use the plastic
- Mended the canvas laundry hamper that carries clean laundry to the clothesline
- Made more snack pouches
- Mended a hole in the lining of a spring purse tote
- Made more upcycled notebooks
I used packaging in various ways, and on one I attached a piece of scrap fabric on which I had practiced different stitches. They are fun to make, and I feel good about repurposing what would otherwise have ended up in the trash. The Starbucks one is made from what used to be a coffee cozy. I usually take my own cloth coffee cozy, and rarely drink Starbucks coffee, but on occasion it does occur...
In short, I have been a busy bee,