Updating is so hard (insert whiny voice here). So back to yarn crafts, we all know that knitting is not my strength in the yarn craft world but I'm trying to up my skills in that arena. That being said the wonderful Molly dyed me a skein of fingering weight yarn with a Wonder Woman… Continue reading Updating is so hard…and project #7
Mary Beth and I decided against planting a fall garden this year. So we pulled out the cages pulled up the big weeds and plants and then did a rough till. We also decided that we wanted to make our own mulch/compost rather than buy it from the store. Not that we won't need to… Continue reading Closing the Garden
So the Garden is going gang busters currently, with rain most days and the humidity the tomatoes are popping quite a bit. So Mary Beth and I spent some quality time out in the garden on Sunday collecting things, the upper left picture is only my half. She took the rest. I decided to try… Continue reading Garden Produce and Yarn Crafts
If you follow me on the Insta or Twitter you may have noticed I (along with friends) were doing a bit of canning and pickling on the weekends. Pam has a peach tree in her yard and with an abundance of peaches this year she had more than enough to attempt canning. We were all… Continue reading Gardening and other post apocalyptic life skills
So yeah it's been a bit busy at UAB. Grant application going in, finalizing the just-in-time information for another, appointing 16 undergraduates for the summer research program (not all by myself, I split it with a colleague), reappointing two postdocs, collecting applications for the other two spots, Two websites to finalize and update and sending… Continue reading Crafting updates plus….
Well I finally got around to mailing this lovely off to it's new home. Some friends who moved from Birmingham announced they are having a baby and so of course I needed to make him a blanket for his arrival. Hopefully he will love it too. This is a corner to corner in cotton yarn. … Continue reading Chicago Bound
For cyber-monday I ordered an Instant pot (Merry Christmas to me). Friends have said it's the best thing ever and I love my crock pot(s). I've made hard-boiled eggs in it, which are awesome and so much easier than stove top methods. So this weekend I attempted Chicken Penne Alfredo in there. It was delicious.… Continue reading Instant Pot Pasta