It's Saturday ...
I woke up early and enjoyed my tea in solitude, while the rest of the family was still sleeping.
To cherish the boys and a sleepover guest, I'll soon make some pancakes with maple syrup for breakfast ... One thing I like about weekends is having the time to dwell in tea and breakfast in the mornings.
Later in the afternoon I've planned to repair some clothes - to iron and sew a few patches on trousers, neaten an edge of a sleeve or two, and fix my favourite totebag.
These things have been piling up since Christmas. Once you have the sewing-machine on the table, the repairing work itself doesn't take long ... from that point on there's always flow.
But how to get there? ... You know the feeling when you've got this thing, you should do, but you keep on putting it aside, saying to yourself that "I'll do it tomorrow" - wondering therafter when that tomorrow eventually will come?
Well, in the case of the patches for the trousers, the tomorrow has finally arrived.
And for the tote bag as well.
I got this bag from a friend of mine - she's very talented and creative,
so she sewed the tote for my birthday a few years ago.
I like the patterns and the lace borders in this bag a lot,
so I plan to sew new traps to it, using a blend of a cotton-linen-fabric.
I've repurposed these cute chocolate boxes to sewing kits
- there's plenty of place to sewing rolls and needles in them!
Enjoy your weekend ...
... and a warm welcome
to new followers Marty, Gilina and EG Camera Girl!
I learned to eatbaked oat meal in Brussels, Belgium, where I spent 3 years in a Bible Collage. Tim, an american cook with a great sense of humor, prepared the most delicious meals for us, and shared his baked oat meal recipe with me.
This baked oatmeal with banana and blueberriesgives you a lovely startin the morning! It's easy to prepare - you basically mix the ingredients together, top the meal with blueberries, and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
I found the recipe from Dawn's lovely food-blogWords of Deliciousness, where you can find a printable recipe. I've added a half teaspoon stevia, and one teaspoon of coconut oil, to the original recipe.
I've used frozen blueberries, and I will try the recipe next time with frozen blackberries.
... What's best - the thought of having baked blueberry banana oatmeal for breakfast
As I lay back on the crisp, yet soft grass I let my mind wander to a tranquil state Where pain and suffering is nonexistent And only the serenity of nature remains
While in my state of placidity I watch in awe as nature works its wonders I see the trees dancing to the wind's soft, sweet song A host of bird's announcing the end of a wondrous day An array of brightly colored flowers Flaunt their beauty to the world The pillow-like clouds, like sheep, graze in a large blue meadow And hide the seemingly shy sun
And as i experience this beautiful setting A gentle breeze whispers to me 'Time to go'