Still working on masks! I'm using the pattern from the Deaconess website, found here. These ones are blue on the outside and light blue on the inside, and they're for my husband. Next are a set for my mom. They're pale blue with polka dots on the outside and flowers on the inside: Some for … Continue reading I’m Running Out of Elastic!
We don't have any face masks at the house, so when patterns started popping up, I was interested. True, it they're only 50-70% effective, but that's better than nothing! I did sewing for a LARP my friends and I took part in, so I felt it was a project that fit my skill levels pretty … Continue reading Trials in Sewing Face Masks
We've had a lot of down time lately, so I cooked another batch of Bean and Bacon soup. The post where I cooked it last time with the recipe is here. I soaked three pounds of pinto beans: I knew how much space they would take up this time, so I didn't have escapees. This … Continue reading Meal Prep: Moar Bean and Bacon Soup
We're all stuck in the house, and this is a great time to get some reading done. And, if you don't have anything in mind, I want to introduce you to my favorite Urban Fantasy author. E-books are your friend, my friend. So, meet Patricia Briggs. You can find her work here on her official … Continue reading Favorite Authors: Patricia Briggs
Continuing my meal preps for getting sick, I made Chicken and Rice Soup. This is deceptive - it's my own recipe, and has no actual chicken in it, only bouillon and chicken broth. It's very mild and good for upset stomach especially. Here it is simmering: Very straightforward. This is made for a 20+ cup … Continue reading Meal Prep: Chicken and Rice Soup + Recipe
I have all my seeds now, so it's time to start my plants! Last year I started in December, which was ridiculous and led to very leggy, frail plants.. Lesson learned! I used glow in the dark pots, of course. Here's where I sorted what would go into pots, and I set the rest aside … Continue reading Starting Moar Plants!
In preparation for getting sick with the Corona Virus, I did some meal prep. I made Bean and Bacon soup! From dry beans! And so much bacon! Here's the recipe I used. I tweaked it a little bit. I have a vegetable chopper, so I chopped all the veggies finely so that they won't be … Continue reading Meal Prep: Bean and Bacon Soup
When my brother was little, he was frequently sick with chest ailments that hospitalized him. A nurse finally told my mom about Chest Percussions, and this reduced the number of emergency visits significantly. Not only that, but these are good for chest colds you may have. Are they good for the Corona Virus? Possibly, but … Continue reading Sick? Chest Percussions Are Your Friend
I received my Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog several months ago and ordered then, but it turned out I forgot to order any tomatoes! So, you KNOW what this lead to. I made another order! Here are the tomatoes I picked: I ordered three types of tomatoes and saved three glow-in-the-dark pots for them, but … Continue reading You Knew I Couldn’t Resist: Baker Creek Seed Order #2!
See this creepy light in my closet? Let me explain: I ordered some pots recently to start plants in. I wanted to give more room for the plants to grow and not have to re-pot them multiple times before they went outdoors. Oddly enough, the blue and white pots were the same price, so I … Continue reading Glow-in-the-Dark Items Are Eminently Superior