A lovely sunset a couple of days ago . . .
I was watching Doc Martin yesterday night and this lovely cottage caught my eye . . .
I have fallen in love! Yes, a new mystery writer! From Australia, too! The first one takes place between Melbourne and Western Australia; the second has an anti-hero (one of those bad guys everyone loves) whose hiding place is on Tassie! Launceston is mentioned, along with other places familiar from The Road to Serendipity. 🙂
On Friday I got busy and organized the flours into our favourite gallon sized glass jars, which are kept in the bottom of a cabinet, so away from light. Then I made a half recipe of the Feather Buns, this time with more whole wheat flour and also a good two cups of rye flour. Well, the dough didn’t rise and it didn’t rise and it didn’t . . . you get the picture . . . Did I use a recipe? Silly question! Nope, I ‘winged it’ (and if Tom or Will of the Technoblog are reading this, they will be quaking at the thought of me messing around with a computer . . . LOL However, finally I quit waiting for the miraculous rise, as the dough felt ok, just not high and puffy; into the pans it went and then baked. What a yummy aroma, too! It’s quite heavy, and the buns look like dense muffins, both inside and out, but they are chewy and tasty, so I’ve only got the two loaves left now. No good for sandwiches, but I may try them toasted tomorrow for breakfast.
The next time I use the rye flour, it will be to make a Norske rye bread; I got the link to the recipe from Rabid Little Hippy.
Two days ago, I woke up to this . . . yep, more white stuff! Luckily, it didn’t stay past noon. Still . . . Good thing I don’t have a garden, isn’t it?
Yesterday morning early . . . thick mist . . . lovely! Brings with it a bit of heimthra . . .
Earlier today . . . I do love clouds and living high lets me see some awesome ones!
And then . . .
Mum went down to check the mail and guess what she brought back for me?
Happy Mail!! I was quite excited . . . 🙂
On first opening it, I didn’t see what I had been expecting; instead, there was something I never ordered! Sarah of Frühlingskabine Micro-Farm had tucked in a lovely handmade market bag! You can see my lovely Mum holding it up on the right.
And, inside the bag . . . my raven amulet necklace! Beautifully inked by hand, not printed. Oh, I just love it! Ravens mean a lot to me and so does wheat and pine trees (and you’ll notice there are clouds there, too!)
My happy mail . . . bringing joy to my heart and a smile to my face!
I’ve been doing a wee bit of hand-stitching again; not much, just while I was downstairs with my Aunty. Bet you can’t guess what this recycled item is / will be . . .
Let the class in Anticipation 201 begin . . .
And speaking of Anticipation, I see that the lovely Pauline of The Contented Crafter has blogged about her Happy Mail, so now I can add a bit, too . . .
This was my first-ever Skype session and was it fun!
Pauline, wearing her purchases . . . you can just see Mr. Orlando on the couch behind her; he slept through the entire chat . . . we’ll meet face to face another time, I’m sure.
My Mum again, talking with Pauline and explaining the ‘bag bag’ which she knitted and especially wanted to send along with the scarves. Mum knitted enough of these to fill a shopping trolley. They are good for organizing shopping bags, kids’ socks or underwear, toys, anything that can be rolled up small or that fits through the opening. What fun it’s been! Sending Happy Mail beats receiving Happy Mail, in my books . . .
I know this is late, but here are some May flowers for your May Day; enjoy!
And another Mumford & Sons song for you, too . . .