What does one do while under confinement? Lots of things, it appears! I ran across the pattern for crocheting Peep Bunnies - so this was the result yesterday. I've got half a yellow one done also and will finish it today and start an aqua one, then lavender. Click HERE for the free pattern.
Aren't they cute?
Hopefully you have some little black seed beads on hand for the eyes and nose, if not you could embroider some on using the French Knot stitch.
I could see a lot of these hopping around the house.
I brought out my collection of little rabbit figurines out of my china cabinet. This one I adore as she's knitting with a basket of yarn by her side and her little baby bunny at her feet.
These are my Beatrix Potter rabbits. Please ignore the paper bags on the table I forgot to remove. :-)
Another knitting bunny, one sweeping and one off to shop.
Peter Rabbit himself, a momma with two babies and a young girl rabbit weaving a flower bunting.
Now to the realities of staying out of the public - Dayle decided to make some bread so we don't have to go to the store. First up I got the sourdough starter out of the fridge and fed it and got it foamy and active. Then he looked for his favorite bread pans, glass ones.. we had a cobalt one and two clear glass ones. Do you think he could find them? NO. He could not. But in the looking he took everything out of our pantry cabinet in the kitchen and while not finding what he was looking for, now it's all organized. He said.. "Why do we have 4 rolling pins?" Me: Umm.. errr.. don't throw any away! :-)
Dayle got the bread going and then made dinner for us. Broiled filet mignon, baked potatoes and perfectly cooked asparagus. After dinner the bread and rolls went into the oven. And yes, I do appreciate him very much. And no, you cannot have him. :-)
DAYLE'S HONEY WHEAT BREAD
1 pkg yeast
1 tsp sugar
½ cup warm water
1 can evaporated milk
¼ cup warm water
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup honey
2 tsp. salt
1 ½ cup wheat flour
3 ½ cup bread flour (approx.)
1 egg, separated
1/2 cup sourdough starter (optional)
1. In small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in ½ cup warm water.
2. In mixer, combine milk, ¼ cup water, butter, honey, salt and wheat flour. Add yeast mixture, egg yolk & 1/2 cup sourdough starter (optional).
3. Add bread flour until mixer can't mix it anymore then knead using more flour for 6-10 minutes to achieve satiny texture.
4. Place dough in oiled bowl and let rise until doubled.
5. Punch down and divide in two. Roll into loaf shape, put in 2 bread pans, then brush with beaten egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Let rise until above pan about 1 1/2 inch. Bake 23 minutes at 375 degrees.
My Daily Daffodil. I adore this one! We had snow last night, it's all gone now.. but all my daffodils are bent over.. so sad!
I've been tidying up, clearing the decks. Today I'm going to go through my 2 buckets of kitchen utensils and pare them down and give away things we don't use. We're also going to work on the kitchen today.
I am also playing Words With Friends (want to start a game with me?), crocheting and reading.
So, what are YOU doing to pass the time? Let's share and help each other through this, shall we?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)