Big Yellow Book
"Back To Basics". Easily one of our family's favorite books. If George isn't reading it, Avery is. Every once in a while I get a turn too. I scored this book at the thrift store last year, but you can get a revised edition at Amazon. Having this book is like having Ma and Pa Ingalls sitting on the bookshelf, just waiting to share their wealth of knowledge on everything from growing, preserving, fermenting, baking, cooking, cobbling, weaving, sewing, building. You name it, it's in there. Want to make soap? Braid a rug? Dress a rabbit? Make a coonskin hat? Stuff your own sausage? There is a wealth of information in this big yellow book.
We've referred to it quite a lot lately to assist us with some new "pet" projects - but they're not yellow, so I'll have to share them next week. Well actually, a few are yellow, but I haven't taken any pictures yet.
I'm thoroughly enjoying Yellow Week - a big thanks to Erin for the assignment! I'm seeing yellow everywhere.
Here's some yellow from my pantry. I bought George the organic spaghetti-O's for Valentine's Day. As much as we love getting "back to basics" and cooking from scratch, George loves meals in a can every once in a while. He loves potatoes from a box too, but I refuse to buy them for him. The canned spaghetti is all his; I'll take the polenta please. The mustard tin holds our colored chalk.
Welcome to those of you who are visiting via Whip-Up, Craftzine or One Pretty Thing - I'm honored that my crochet covered rock has been featured in so many great places. It took me two days to work up the tutorial, so I'm glad I can share it with so many people. I think that post led George to have the dream about my blogging. It might be a while before I can write up another tutorial; or maybe I can just buy George a box of instant mashed potatoes and ask him to ignore me while I blog.
Thanks to Simply Stork for featuring me today on her blog, and a big thanks to all of you who have left encouraging comments this week. Hope you're all enjoying Yellow Week as much as I am!
Posted by Molly at 7:14 PM