Thursday, April 21, 2016

Desert Shirt Refashion

This green and white striped shirt has been hanging in the refashion closet since I bought it for a dollar over three years ago.  It finally made its way back onto my radar recently when I moved my sewing room into the new office, and I decided to refashion it and wear it on our back roads cross-country road trip.  So far, we've enjoyed our time on the road and the surprises that each day brings.  Though we have an outline of where we're going and plans for how quickly we need to move on to the next town, we haven't set a strict itinerary and have been able to make random stops when we see interesting attractions, including one you'll read about below from the day I wore my new shirt.  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Strawberry Basil Jam Recipe

It’s strawberry season, so it seemed like an appropriate time to share this recipe.  I found a couple basic jam recipes online a few years ago and over time combined and tweaked them to arrive at this particular recipe.

Daily Doodles: Week 8

Hi, blog.  It’s been awhile, and it’s time to catch up a bit.

For the last six weeks, we have been busy preparing for a cross-country backroads road trip!  That’s right – we’re driving across and through the entire country – all 48 continental states – without using the interstate!  To prepare, the house had to get cleaned, a plan for dogs and house care had to be worked out, and…well, the list was a mile long, but now that we are a week in to the trip, the stress of keeping up with that list has totally melted away, and the majority of the items on the list have now escaped me.  So now I’m blogging from the road – US 281 from Austin to San Antonio through the hill country of Texas, and it’s absolutely beautiful.  A great temporary office!