It is strange not to go out, on Easter. Normally, we would be going to church and having friends and family for dinner. Instead, I went to Zoom Church, and we will be alone for dinner. If I get really organized, I'll put a spring tablecloth on the dining room table. "Eating out" these days, is eating out of the kitchen, in the dining room.
Remember the sourdough? After 2 weeks of feeding it, it finally became something more.
Last night, I used a bunch of my flour, and created the dough for Hot Cross Buns.
This morning, I formed them into rolls and baked them. I think they got a bit too brown, but they looked pretty good. I couldn't be bothered with the crosses, so they are Easter Fruit Buns.
And they made a delicious lunch. The recipe made 16 buns, so I imagine we will be having them for snacks for much of the week.
Yesterday, I decided that I should actually sew something. I've been mostly knitting these days.
I started a new clutch bag, and, of course, managed to mess up the first step. The pattern called for 2 - 6 inch zippers. I foolishly cut my zipper taper to 6". In the first step it says to cut your zipper tape to 7". So, I had to put the zipper slides onto the tape again, to make 7" long zippers.
At that point, I decided to go back to my knitting, and start again today.
I did slightly better, today. I am working entirely from my stash, so my hardware is a mixture of Iridescent Rainbow, and Shiny Nickel.
I only have one swivel clip in the right size, so I am making a wrist strap for now. When I have a larger list of hardware, I'll order two more swivels, for a shoulder strap.
I finished the flap, this afternoon.
This is the outside.
This is the inside. Note the rainbow d-rings and the nickel snap. I'm probably the only one who will notice.
And this is the lining. The flap, is a pocket, for your phone, your keys.
I have the rest of the pieces cut out and stabilized. I might get it finished, tomorrow.