well, i decided to stick with sewing for the time being. it seems safer. although, i suppose i could always slice off a finger with my rotary...
anyways, troy got pulled onto night shift ($$$!), so i've had a little time to myself in the evenings. love that! i made cinnamon rolls from scratch monday night, for the first time ever, and while they aren't as good as i wish they were, we have managed to choke a pan or two down . i used this recipe, and, as usual, my dough refused to rise. i have never been able to work with yeast. i don't know what i do wrong, maybe our house is too cold, or i'm screwing something up, but i had the water temp perfect (110*) and followed the directions - nothing. they were supposed to double in size, two separate risings, but i gave up and baked them anyways. not too bad, but sorta dry and dense.
soup for brunch today, i tried a tuscan soup recipe, and it's quite yummy. plus i love any recipe that lets me use up leftover items, like the 3 sausages, half carton of chicken broth, and quarter bag of cheese lurking in my crisper. i added parmesan to the soup at the end, and i may have overpowered the other flavors. but still pretty good.
i spent some time sewing too, finishing a baby blanket top made from the birdie line by me and my sister charm pack. it's made just like my sweet blanket from a few weeks ago. it uses 40 5" squares, and this time i used a kona ivory. i think. i bought two shades of white when they were on sale at joann's awhile back, and now i'm not sure if it was snow or ivory. i still need to buy a yard of backing fabric, unless i can find something in my stash that works. i didn't love this fabric as much as i thought i would - it's really cute but just not me. i still have 20 squares left, so i may try making one of these adorable cushions, i saw on whipup yesterday. or this one over at moda bakeshop.