I pulled out my bottle of Old Craftsman's Lemon Oil Bees Wax. I bought my bottle locally years ago, but you can find it here.
I just love the way the wood gleams after it has been pampered with this lovely product! After having the heat on all winter, combined with the dryness of winter, my furniture sighed with pleasure. It was truly happy.
Thanks to my husband's wisdom, we buy real wood furniture, instead of particle board furniture. We sometimes have to wait for an item, to be able to pay cash, but this has lead to furniture that has lasted for years. With six kids we did not want to have furniture that needed to be replaced, so he has always liked real wood. Fortunately for us we live in Amish Country and there are so many craftsmen that make sturdy oak furniture.
I baked bread yesterday, it is so, so good. I love knowing exactly what we are eating, too.
Rachel was yearning to bake yesterday and wanted to try Red Velvet Cake from our new cookbook, Gooseberry Patch's "Sweet & Simple." She and Emily worked on this together and it turned out really tasty. Next time, I want them to try it with a cream cheese frosting.
I also finished hand sewing this pillow cover. I made it out of linen like dinner napkins, purchased at Target in a set of four. It is a tad more yellow, not gold in person. I love it in the living room with the blue accents and yellow walls.
It makes me happy to keep my home. What kinds of projects have you been working on?