Sunday, August 28, 2011

scenes from the weekend...

sashiko-stitched tail

fresh bread

cookies

working on my aidez

• am now finished two out of three of my pieces for plush you! in seattle. now for the hardest one...
• A and i went paddleboarding on the river yesterday evening. the tide was high and we headed up river away from the wind, where the water gets very clear when the surface isn't ruffled, watching for salmon swimming upstream and the sea creatures that are quite willing to chase them. curious to look down below your board and see a fish 'swimming' sideways, only to realize that is because it is in the mouth of a seal. said seal popped up above the surface looking very pleased with the fat salmon in its mouth.
• baked this easy little bread from 101 cookbooks. just as the name says, it was easy, and also delicious.
• baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. except different. that is to say this recipe has been in the family forever, and i get pretty free with the substitutions, so they are never the same twice.
• did some early recon on a nearby forest trail, assessing the mushroom possibilities. i don't know that it has too many prospects for that, but i did pick a bunch of oregon grape berries for dyeing - i'll keep you posted once the jar stews for a few days.
• still plugging away at my aidez cardigan. it's nearly there, almost. i think i have to rip back a bit on one of the sleeves, which is disgruntling, but i am nearly done the body to a point where i will split off for the armholes.

how was your weekend? i hope anyone on the east coast is safe and warm after irene stormed through. i do not mean to downplay the seriousness of the storm or the damage many folks suffered, but it did almost have me wishing for a rainy day around here. we'll have many of those soon enough though.

wishing you a good start to your week!

10 comments:

joanie said...

Looks like a perfect weekend to me. Oatmeal choc chip our our favourites too. Your sweater looks so chunky and yummy it make me wish I could knit :)

Els said...

Mmmmm, I see the whale watching set you off to make another of your beautiful creatures!!!
Yummie bread and the sweater you'll probably need this winter ... ;-)

Hege said...

Those cookies looks so good!
I have an award for you in my blog :)

Michaelanneneal said...

Your weekend looks full of all things warm and homey!! I LOVE the stitching on your WHALE TAIL!!! :) Nicely done..

Jacey said...

Mm, looks like a pretty awesome weekend! I love your sashiko stitching, and your bread looks super tasty!

stitchesandreveries said...

All of that looks so delicious! Even the knitting and sewing :) Seems like you had a very lovely weekend.

leFiligree said...

we have rainy summers up north, and for once it was not raining! i guess all the weather was on the east coast.

i took the dog on a hike, tended my indigo vat, darned some socks, baked a cake. i sound like i live in some reenactment community!

Alicia said...

Everything looks yummy, ths stitching as well as the food!

thewillowsnest said...

oh..I was so hoping to see the fellow that tail belonged to.. guess i'll have to waitelintro

Tara said...

You seem to have had the makings of a perfect weekend, k. I'll have to try that bread recipe.