Sunday, March 6, 2011

I can smell it

At last - I can smell it.......SPRING is in the air!   Today the temperature climbed to plus 8 and you could actually see the snow banks getting smaller.   Happy Dance....

By supper time I could even see a top corner of the backyard bench peeking out. 

Its actually the first day I was hopeful that it really might happen this year.   I love March.

Before I get to the rest of the day, I have to tell you about breakfast.  Last week at hooking a lady told us about this recipe for french toast.  I tried it this morning and it is my new favorite.   Put some vanilla and cinnamon in the egg mixture.  Dip the bread in the egg and then into crushed corn flakes (like breading chicken).  In the frying pan that corn flake coating crisps up really nice.   Now for the best part - instead of maple syrup melt a little peanut butter and drizzle on the top.  It sounds odd but it was sooo good.  She also suggested if you want to get wild - melt a handful of chocolate chips and drizzle over the peanut butter drizzle.  I had none in the house but might try it next time.

Once my tummy was full I finished hooking the little hit and miss project.  I decided it will be a pillow.
I want to start a few little Spring rugs so this one isn't as large as I originally intended but I needed to move on.  I can't sew it up yet because I am using the excess rug warp  for the new little mats. 

With a spark of an idea and a desire to see how that great new wool from Heavens to Betsy would hook up I grabbed the cutter
And here is a little peek - Spring is now on my mind.   Can you tell?

Have a great week


  1. Love that pillow!! All those pops of color! New rug looks darling so far...can't wait to see the rest!

  2. Kim, you are a first class hooker. I love your hit and miss pillow to be, and that little chick is very cute. Yummy textured wool...

    I'm so in the mood for spring too. The snow has taken a beating here too today. Hooray!!! JB

  3. I love the french toast idea and I am going to have to try that. I love your rugs!! You are such a good Hooker, I am agreeing with Julia.
    I will try that peanut butter too. Gosh I need to go cook dinner my stomach is growling reading your post! Have a great week and I am so happy you can smell spring and you can almost see your bench.

  4. Wow! Love your rug and the colors are fabulous! I bought some Heaven's to Betsy Wool to over dye and I tried a little of that green and pink pattern called Springtime. It does make you want to hook spring!
    I am going to try the cornflakes on french toast soon! That sounds just too yummy!
    From Wisconsin where the snow can't go fast enough!!! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that we don't get this next storm passing through!
    Cathy G

  5. Kim ~
    We woke up to a bit of winter again, but I'm hopeful spring really is on the way.
    Your pillow top is really neat and love your new start. Don't you just love Betsy's wool?
    Hugs :)

  6. Oh this post is SO springy!!! I love the hit n miss rug!! Can't wait to see your new project!!!

  7. I can't smell Spring, but that yummy french toast I can almost taste! My Grandkiddos would love it because they only eat PB on pancakes and waffles and I know it would be a hit! They'll be here for Easter so it will be a perfect time to try it. Love the look of the project in the last pic...Ahhh Spring!

  8. Gaining weight as I am reading, Kim...sounds yummy
    Love your hit and miss cushion and the chick sure looks darling

    Our weather has been nice for two days and the snow is disappearing...YAAAAyyy!!!

  9. CH loves French Toast and thinks it all sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see what is going to keep that little yellow peep company!

  10. That French toast sounds yummy. I might have to give it a try for my grandkids.

  11. Hi Kim , I love your hit and Miss pillows, I can't believe how fast everybody is at finishing projects. Last night I got a good start on my cow.The French toast sounds good.

  12. Love the french toast recipe, but I love the new pillow even more. Can't wait to see how your spring rug comes out. Too cute!