one step ahead

Well, I’m doing my best to stay one step ahead, but lately there has been a lot of playing catch up as well. I’m working on a picnic quilt, while also trying to make several tote bags. I did manage to sneak in an impromptu trip to Chicago with some friends. Closely followed by the spouse heading out for some hunting with friends. Now the little ones are battling colds/allergies. I was also asked to put together some desserts for a meeting at friend’s house.

I made double chocolate cookies, meringue shells filled with lemon curd, and raspberry linzer bars with a hazelnut crust. After spending Monday at the stove I was really looking forward to getting the house in order, but cj’s cough kept him home. He and I tackled a little project of our own that was a blast, but we have to wait until after Mother’s Day to talk about that.

I’m hopeful it will warm up enough that I can get the rest of my herbs into their summer homes this week. I’m also beyond excited to have some friends visit this weekend for one my little town’s greatest events.