In anticipation of Easter, I made myself this skirt, based on this dress by Leisel of Brown Paper Packages. I Just Love That Dress! I'll be the first to admit that I may be pushing the age limit on this design, but I just fell in love with it. No pattern, just took a skirt that fits me well and cut around it. Added a zipper, lots of (pleats? darts?) and then a ruffly underlayer of nylon chiffon. Voila! I love it! I'll be springy for Easter. (Yes, my legs are that skinny. Didn't photoshop them or anything. It's the layer between tummy and thighs that "rounds" me out.)
In other news, it did not snow the other day. In fact, today it is 80. Todd says I heard the forecast wrong. Turns out I probably did.
Oh yeah! Do none of you bake bread? Because I have gotton NO RECIPES! My sis says I'm too domestic. Back when Martha was popular, I was often called the "nice Martha Stewart." We do have the same initials. But really, send me your recipes. I would love to feature you. We'll try anything. Someone mentioned pumpkin bread -- yummy! So the recipe of the week is this from Bob's Red Mill. It's an oatmeal, wholegrain, molasses bread and it turned out great. Here's what I changed: didn't have garbonzo bean flour, so I substituted 2 cups barley flour, 1 cup brown rice flour and then used 5 cups whole wheat flour. It sounds heavy, but is amazingly light and very moist. Not too sweet either and not too molassesy. I also added 1/4 cup of the gluten I always use to make it rise better and it did really well. Sorry I never have bread pics, but my family is always hovering around the oven waiting to take the first slice.
Here's one last picture of me in my skirt. Did I mention I love it? It's for all of you who are always bemoaning me for cutting off my face. There I am -- see? Could use a tan.
For surely I am with you always, even to the end of the ages. Matthew 28:20 (I had that inscribed on the inside of my husband's wedding ring back in the day.)