Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Puttery Sort of Weekend


After 6 weekends in a row spent in the company of family and friends, I hardly knew what to anticipate with just the two of us. Our weekend ended up both productive and relaxing, fun and mellow. 

On Saturday we puttered in the yard. I'm enjoying the bright, dancing daffodils in our neighborhood. Every yard has at least one clump. Deer are not at all fond of them, hence their ubiquitousness.

I made some granola, and a pan of apricot almond squares. Click on the links for the recipes.

Tim puttered in the shop, building the unit of cabinets we need to complete the kitchen. Next step is replacing the countertops, then painting the cabinets.

Today, Sunday, has been wet and blustery, good for spending some time with a cup of tea and a library copy of the British Country Living magazine. A bit of dark chocolate never comes amiss, either.

And I finished a sweet garland for a little girl I love. I was inspired by Vee's links, and adapted the garland somewhat. It felt great to do something a bit creative. Attending church, a little studying, and cleaning rounded out the weekend activities.

I'd encourage you to visit Mary's little red house for more mosaics - what have YOU been up to this weekend?

20 comments:

Vee said...

Oh I squealed when I saw that garland...it's adorable! I think it's all that much more special to be your own interpretation. Looks as if you had a wonderful spring weekend!

EG Wow said...

Thank goodness daffodils will make deer sick to eat them...or they would devour them all. :) Your mosaic is wonderfully full of pretty daffodils, yummy looking food and work getting done.

A Garden of Threads said...

I love puttering weekends, so relaxing. Glad yours was. Take care and have a great week:)

Dawna said...

Love the daffodils, they are so bright and cheery. Glad you are making some progress on your kitchen too. Can't wait to see the finished results. Have a great week!

Mary said...

Oh, it sounds like a lovely weekend! Love your daffodils, and that beautiful garland! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Jeri ~ said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! LOVE that garland!!

Carol said...

Looks and sounds like a lovely weekend! and you got things done, good for you!

Snap said...

Looks like you had a very successful weekend of puttering! Well done!

ellen b. said...

Hi Lorrie,
I'm looking forward to a weekend that we are free to putter in the yard. The neighbors will appreciate it, too. Sweet garland. I love it when projects move forward. Have a good week!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Sounds like you had a perfect weekend. Great mosaic. V

Miss Debbie said...

My hubby was out of town... so, I watched movies, ate simply, shopped for a new sofa and love seat, and bought a crib for our new grandbaby coming in Oct! It was NICE! :-) Sounds like you had a nice weekend, too!

Sarah said...

Looks like a lovely spring weekend. Love those daffodils. British Country Living is a favorite here. ~ Sarah

Elizabethd said...

Puttering is definitely the best way to spend a weekend!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I love the occasional puttering weekend. Yours was most productive!

You mention church. Did you find a church that feels like home in your new neighbourhood? I've wondered about that.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas! Have a great week ahead.

Jill said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. I made granola a couple of weeks ago, and burned it just a tad. But, a tad of burnt taste is wayyyy too much!

Pondside said...

What a satisfying weekend you must have had. I love to come home from the library with a stack of expensive magazines!

Regina said...

hi lorrie,
it sounds that your weekend was nice
mmmh....apricot almond .
have a nice week,
regina

Sheila said...

Hi Lorrie - I have to say I would love to have more company on the weekends. My husband's family does visit occasionally - usually for special holidays or birthdays. we serve the meals buffet style and have two tables of relatives. This weekend we set up our deck furniture and I did some quilting, organizing and baked some muffins to take to friends who have just arrived home from their "winter" in Arizona. Glad you enjoyed the weekend and lovely to see your daffodils!

Friko said...

Not a bad weekend at all; I like this sort best.

We call it 'pottering' and I am extremely good at it.
It feels like I'm doing nothing much but in the end I seem to have achieved a few left-over, small but pleasant jobs.