Sunday, April 20, 2008

Things I've been working on

I'm not sure if this is the "nesting urge or not but I've been working on a lot of projects recently. This is Grandpa's sweater vest (started after Christmas so it's taken a little while).
Grandma's sweater vest which was sewn together and even had one button on, as you can see, when I realized that it wouldn't fit so I had to take it apart. I'm almost done fixing the back.
I really love the buttons for Grandma's sweater which I got from

Grandma's button box which she divided up between R. & me for Christmas.

I also used some buttons from there to re-button my faux-fur New Oreleans thrift store coat.
I've been having fun making my own bread too, both for daily at home use and for communion. I put a cross on both loaves because I wasn't sure which one I was going to take. This is the Peasant Bread from the amazing no-knead artisanal bread cookbook that I first heard about on angry chicken's blog.

This is a science project I'm doing with my class. We're all trying this at home to see what happens to the onions over 5 weeks. My hypothesis is that they will sprout but then rot. I have two set up because someone was absent and unable to do it this weekend. But I don't get why the water on the right is orangey. It's really not just the table wood showing through. Could it be rotting already?? (Please ignore the bread crumbs--as noted above I've been a mad baker recently).