|Mint & Lavender|
There is nothing so divine as walking into my house from the garden and being enveloped by the sent of mint and lavender drying. It is hot today (the temperature here in Dayton is expected to top-out just above 90 degrees), but the sun is shining and the humidity is low - a perfect day for harvesting and drying fresh herbs. Ohio has been inundated with so much rain over the last two months that despite this unexpected heatwave, the blazing sun is more than a welcome sight! Finally, my musty world is drying out a bit - lol!
|Simplicity 0663 (8855 or 3623)|
In the meantime, I have been gearing up for some home improvement and sewing projects that I need to work on over the summer, and these will be all the easier to accomplish now that school is in its final week (thank heaven!- I am so burnt and so are my students). One of my biggest projects is to freshen-up my kitchen (I am keeping the vintage elements to it, like my cabinets - they may be old, but they are beautiful, so why replace them?). One of the new elements I will be adding to my renewed kitchen is an area to store all of my herbs, dry them, and prepare them for medicinal uses so that I can work more efficiently. Yesterday, the hubs and I went out and I purchased new air-tight glass storage jars (my old ones will be passed on or recycled) and sometime this week I hope to head over to the hardware store to grab some hooks to install for air drying (speaking of which - I need new screens for sun drying). It's all coming together - one finished project at a time!
Happy sewing (and painting, and gardening, and etc.)!