These are the coasters, undone, I'm binding them tonight. The binding is slower because I do it by hand, so it takes longer, but it looks much better than if I do it by machine. I machine lettered Eat Michigan Apples on one and One Every Day on the other.
This was my other project today. I have never made bread before by hand. The bread maker doesn't count. But this morning, as I was laying in bed, I decided I wasn't getting any younger and I wasn't sure what I was waiting for, so these are the unbaked loaves ready to go into the oven. Making bread is one of those things. You know, the ones that you don't do because you are positive they won't work. I have always regarded people who can make bread as magicians, more or less. I tried to make something about 37 or 38 years ago that had yeast in it and the yeast didn't rise. Since then, I have been sure that I couldn't make breads with yeast. It turns out that I can. One of the baked loaves was eaten with the potato soup that we had for dinner and the other is on the counter waiting for breakfast. It's hard to make bread that isn't good if it's got butter on and it is just out of the oven, but it turned out really well, so I'll try it again, maybe next weekend.
And, I'm going to re-evaluate that list of things that I can't do.